Advancements in control technology and energy management have made compliance with National Electrical Code, Article 700, Emergency Systems, more complex, with far more design choices available to the specifier or…
The subjects of Integrated fire protection and life safety systems should not be new to the electrical designers, contractors and regulators, as the requirement to commission integrated fire protection and…
I’ve got my top picks for this new edition of NFPA-70. I like to think of them as the “Top Ten Electrical Code Changes.” Sure, there are a bunch of changes, but I always feel obligated to pick out the “Top Ten” as I see them
If you have been in construction contracting awhile, you are no doubt familiar with competitive bid (CB), which is everywhere in the building industry. In fact, the majority of us who earn our living in easily accessible, highly competitive local markets have come to realize that CB is the primary — if not only —award vehicle available to us as we go about trying to fill our construction schedules.
Disaster stuck at Medina, Ohio’s Public Safety Center when lightning hit the center’s communication tower in 2013. The surge traveled from the tower to the IT and communications racks and onward through the system. It blew out two-thirds of the dispatch center including radios and computers, damaged other electrical appliances
No matter their strengths, associations—like people—are always at risk. Some dangers are so blatant they dare being ignored. Their work is insidious and relentless, going unnoticed until it’s too late. And it all happens without anyone breaking a sweat.
When you think of leadership, you are actually thinking about influence. At its core, leadership is really about influencing the people around you, and moving them in a certain direction to obtain certain goals or objectives.