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How to Request an Electrical Service

How to Request an Electrical Service

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Fundamentals

Requesting an electrical service for a project is a process that can be completed by anyone involved with the project, including architects, engineers, tenants, or property owners.  There are several ways to apply to start an electrical service, including an online form on the energy company’s website, a phone call to an energy company representative, […]

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Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Areas of Rescue Assistance Prove Beneficial

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Engineering

Ohio Building Code has adopted the Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) as part of code in order to ensure that areas of rescue assistance are required in any building that is more than one story tall. Areas of rescue assistance are spaces within a building that persons with disabilities who are unable to […]

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Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Be Careful: All About Arc Flashes

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Fundamentals

Sometimes, things go wrong. But, as electrical engineers, it’s our job to prevent errors, injuries, or worse – catastrophes. One of the problems that can occur when a piece of equipment is being worked on is arc flash – which is a dangerous release of energy. What Causes Arc Flashes? Arc flashes are caused by […]

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What is Daylighting?

What is Daylighting?

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Sustainability, Engineering, Fundamentals

Daylighting is the controlled admission of natural light into a building to reduce electric lighting and save energy. Daylight can enter a space through several architectural elements, including windows, skylights, roof monitors, and clerestories. Each of these elements creates a daylighting zone, which must be controlled with a daylighting responsive lighting control system in order […]

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Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Preventing Power Outage Annoyances in Commercial Spaces with Batteries

Posted by Kaiden Douglass on in Engineering

It was a dark and stormy night. As you’re lounging on your couch, relaxing from your workday, everything goes black.  No lights, no television, and no margarita machine. Power outages occur from time to time in different spaces, but thanks to electric codes (and smart engineering) lighting can be restored and safety ensured in commercial […]

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