[Video]Discussion of arc fault dangers are critical to electrical. Damaging faults are NOT imaginary or “over kill” !
This 25 year veteran of electrical maintenance and construction work was one who did not believe that all the NEW PROTECTIVE STANDARDS from NEC and OSHA were justified. BUT, a training session with LEWELLYN TECHNOLOGY and WESTEX INC changed my perspective.
The videos of testing prepared by Westex provide dramatic proof of the personal dangers that arc flashes create. It is FOOLISH for us to continue to risk that pain and suffering to avoid the “inconvenience” of donning protective gear, or to seek to appear more “manly” by taking the risk. [click to continue…]
It is important for control of construction and renovation project budgets, quality, and effectiveness that the building design be completed, PRIOR TO START OF CONSTRUCTION.
This checklist assists Construction Management and Building Owners to understand what they can expect from the General / Structural section of the Design Development Phase of Building Design. (Trade Checklist is provided at DD2 )
Designers shall prepare the Design Development Documents from the approved Schematic Design. The Documents shall consist of drawings and other documents to describe the size and character of the entire project as to kinds of materials, type of structure, mechanical and electrical systems, and other work that may be required for construction of the project
During the preparation of the Design Development Drawings, the Designer will meet with the Project Manager, Building Committee, Facilities Services, Environmental Health and Safety, to determine specific and detailed requirements of all spaces in the proposed building and surrounding site requirements. [click to continue…]