IEEE Section Night
March 17, 2020
Raising the Bar
NEC® Articles 700, 701 & 702
Emergency Power Systems
Joseph F. Maida, PE, P. Eng, LEEDAP
The National Electrical Code (NEC®), which is revised every three years, has included many new requirements to enhance the reliability and safety of Emergency Power Systems that provide egress lighting and maintain the operation of equipment essential for personnel safety within buildings. This course will describe the differences between Articles 700. 701 and 702 in the 1993 NEC® and in the 2020 NEC® and the significant cost implications that owner’s will be faced with when retrofitting their 35 year old buildings.
Joseph F, Maida, PE has a BSEE and MSEE from Drexel University, has PE licenses in 22 states in the USA and a P.Eng. license in Alberta, Canada, was the Electrical Engineer on the first PA Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Board. is LEED accredited and has engineered and designed electrical distribution systems for over 47 years. Joseph, the president and founder of Maida Engineering, Inc., worked on numerous types of commercial, industrial and residential projects in many countries for buildings, processes, railroads, manufacturing lines, amusement attractions and more. Following are some of his award winning projects.
- 10.6 MW Standby Generations, Pharmaceutical Research Facility Electrical Service Curtailment Project for Rhone–Poulenc Rorer in Collegeville, PA.
- Replacement of AC and DC Motors and Speed Control Systems with new 18,000 HP Synchronous Motor and Variable Frequency Drive for the Boeing BVWT Wind Tunnel in Ridley Park, PA.
- 6 MW, Mission Critical, Emergency Power Generation and Distribution at the Corp. Michael J. Crescenz Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.
- Replacement of Arch Trams MG-Sets with VFDs at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO.
- Sky Diving Wind Tunnel Motor, Drives and Controls Systems in Fort Worth, Tx and Snellville, GA.
Cost of dinner is only $25.00 (students $15.00); attendance with no dinner is free
Sheraton University City Hotel – 3549 Chestnut Street – Philadelphia, PA
Dinner Starts at 6:00 pm
Talk Start at 7:00 pm
For Reservation – Go to: https://r2.ieee.org/philadelphia/
NOTE THAT COURSE GIVEN BY IEEE ARE APPROVED FOR A CONTACT COURSE PDH IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.