Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Here, electrical, power, and lighting challenges are addressed.
Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.
To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.
By understanding the owner’s project requirements (OPR), the electrical engineer can write an OPR that serves the owner and project.
The coordination of requirements for emergency and standby power systems between different code publications has improved over recent years, but variations still exist that can cause confusion. It is important for engineers to review all the applicable codes and standards to develop a full picture of the requirements for standby systems. While NFPA 110-2019: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems defines system levels, types, and classifications, it does not determine what situations will require any given level, type, or class. Design engineers must coordinate the requirements of NFPA 110 with other sections of the NFPA, International Building Code, Facility Guidelines Institute, and other authority having jurisdiction requirements as applicable.
December 14, 2018
11AM PT | 1PM CT | 2PM ET
Original air date
December 11, 2018