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 installer
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 life safety systems was originally placed into Article 220.127.116.11. of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) in 2010.
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.