What are electrical and power systems?
Electrical and power systems are key to any nonresidential building type, and are designed by an electrical engineer. Depending on the building and its occupants’ needs, it may include backup, emergency and standby power systems. Other systems that come into play are wiring and cabling, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and fuses and breakers. Electrical engineers who design these systems must understand harmonic mitigation, electrical safety, smart grids and the various codes and standards that define them.
As the industry continues to gain momentum in wireless control solutions, what is the future of lighting controls in critical applications such as a health care environment?
By considering updated controls architecture, integrating building systems together becomes much more attainable and streamlined
Differentiating the requirements of egress lighting versus emergency egress lighting requires a close look at several codes and standards
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities requires great care and planning and save clients the extreme costs from system outages due to improperly tested equipment or insufficient levels of testing
Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs
Engineers must make informed decisions regarding the proper transformer sizing selection, electrical and mechanical requirements and impacts to the electrical system under different operating and loading conditions
Understanding codes, controls and commissioning are key to an effective lighting design for a new or existing building
Lighting designers must consider many factors when specifying lighting systems and lighting controls for nonresidential buildings, including the owner’s project requirements
Electrical and information cabling pathways are a vital component of any new or existing building
Safety is a top priority in a building’s electrical system design