The art of designing sports, entertainment, structures: Electrical, power, and lighting

Entertainment venues are big businesses—and big on complexity, with a host of complex systems and requirements for engineers to tackle. Electrical engineers and lighting designers have many things to consider.

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Battling the complexity of designing government facilities

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and military entities approach engineers about are highly complex. Here, engineers with experience tackling such tall orders offer advice on how to execute successfully.

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Designing medium-voltage electrical systems

Engineers should know how nominal system voltages were established, what constitutes a medium-voltage electrical system, and what range of systems are considered appropriate for medium voltage.

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Designing backup, standby, and emergency power for high-performance buildings

Backup power design for a high-performance building is required, and offers many benefits.

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Your questions answered: Critical power: Emergency power

The May 4 “Critical power: Emergency power” Webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.

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Risk management: Commissioning electrical systems

Factors such as capital expenditure, age, safety, reliability, efficiency, and energy costs in conjunction with replacement costs and liability risk to formulate and prioritize recommissioning and retro-commissioning plans.

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How advancing standards and equipment cam improve building energy performance

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on part-load efficiency. Increased emphasis on part-load efficiency is contributing to whole-building efficiency.

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Accounting for Flooding During Installation

Back in 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was catastrophic, with three major hurricanes making landfall on either the continental United States or U.S. territories. When severe storms like those hit, you like to think your business is prepared.

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Critical power: hospitals and data centers

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing backup, standby, and emergency power systems. Specific requirements for emergency power vary based on the mission critical facility, such as a hospital or data center.

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Hospital generator upgrade

A hospital needed to upgrade emergency power equipment with a new generator while maintaining some current equipment.

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