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Electrical, Power November 20, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Electrical, power and lighting

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.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety November 19, 2018

Critical factors when designing fire suppression systems

Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.

By RTM Associates
Commissioning November 16, 2018

10 reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad

To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Project Management November 16, 2018

Common goals of an OPR statement

By understanding the owner’s project requirements (OPR), the electrical engineer can write an OPR that serves the owner and project.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Codes and Standards November 16, 2018

The role of NFPA 110 and its interaction with other codes

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.

By Jared Mason, PE, PMP; WSP USA, Phoenix
Webcast

Curbing VFD Harmonics in HVAC Applications

December 14, 2018
11AM PT | 1PM CT | 2PM ET

Attendees qualify for a Certificate of Completion
Webcast

Critical power: Emergency, standby, and backup generators

Original air date
December 11, 2018

1 AIA CES approved LU available for attendees upon successful completion of an exam