Six ways to build trust with your project teams

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” Stephen Covey Trust matters. Trust forms the basis of relationships in team environments and is an essential factor for design and construction teams, ownership, and other project stakeholders. During my career I have… Read More

Panelboards: 10 things to know

Panelboards are found in nearly every building and facility type. They represent a significant element in power distribution systems and it is common for most professionals and non-professionals to come in contact with them regularly. Panelboards are covered by NEC Art. 408. The typical panelboard consists of the ‘can’, the ‘interior’ or bussing, and ‘circuit breakers.’ Panelboards can… Read More

Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities | Consulting-Specifying Engineer

This is a good article for the non electrical professional because it discusses the basic concepts in a concise manner and has some nice diagrams. Protecting standby generators for mission critical facilities | Consulting-Specifying Engineer.

Overhead power distribution in manufacturing

When designing manufacturing facilities the method of power distribution is a subject that comes up early and often. The one nearly universal requirement from the owner is flexibility to be able to accommodate changing power distribution needs due to changes in equipment and equipment locations. For those owners with specific long-term needs then underground distribution may be… Read More