Many existing health care facilities contain electrical power systems and electrical power supply systems that were installed prior to modern requirements for installation, reliability, design and location.
adoption by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) of 2012 National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) 101 and 99, adoption of referenced NFPA sections requires review by facilities. This presentation
will cover key components of these sections and what facilities personnel should consider when
upgrading their systems. Concepts to be reviewed include facility design, testing and upgrade challenges.
- Summarize emergency power system requirements adopted by CMS.
- Identify generator testing requirements and strategies for system upgrades.
- Recall ways to mitigate outage at their facility during construction.
Richard Vedvik, Senior Engineer, IMEG, Rock Island, IL
Richard Vedvik, PE, is a senior electrical engineer and acoustics engineer for IMEG Corp. His background includes
acoustical and electrical design experience on health care, education, commercial, government, athletic and performing
arts projects. With his electrical engineering background, he applies his knowledge of architectural lighting design,
electrical power distribution, emergency power system design and fire alarm system design to enhance his acoustics role
on the design team. He collaborates with design teams to identify and isolate noise and vibration sources, determine
optimal architectural acoustics finishes, design voice notification systems and provide acoustical testing. He also was
named a 2015 40 Under 40 recipient for C-SE magazine, where he also serves on the editorial advisory board.