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Electrical Codes and Standards: some tips to reduce cost risk on international projects Posted

… and why standards are constantly changing.  By Amreen Grewal April 2017 Codes and standards ensure that materials, products, processes and services are safe and fit for their intended purpose. They are defined by a highly technical committee, who consider design principles or characteristics that have been consistently used and supported to create these requirements or guidelines…. Read more »

Engineering Strategic Value Part 2 Business Transformation from a Project-Focused Enterprise to a Product-Focused Business: How to Make the Leap to Products Posted

How to Make the Leap to Products By: Dr. Michael WrinchFebruary 2017 Last week we discussed the limitations of project-based design and manufacturing. This week we will look at strategies to assist companies transform their operations to a product-focused business while still realizing significant benefits. FIG 1: Standardized Product Company The TransformationThis is the moment… Read more »

Engineering Strategic Value Part 1: Business Transformation from a Project-Focused Enterprise to a Product-Focused Business Posted

Challenges of the Project Model By: Dr. Michael WrinchFebruary 2017 Businesses constantly seek change and growth. But growth is rarely straightforward and presents challenges to any enterprise. Manufacturing design engineering firms are no exception. Most small design businesses, as well as consulting firms, begin with a project-focused approach. A project focus is the natural first… Read more »

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Microgrids can be more Posted

Microgrids provide resilient power for communities and corporations. Microgrids are  small scale power grids  operating independently or in conjunction with an area’s main  power system. They can reduce energy costs, enhance reliability and can incorporate sustainable renewable power.    We spotted this article from Energy Manager Today on microgrids and how they need  support the… Read more »

Engineering safety: our regulatory duty Posted

In the January/February edition of Innovation, APEGBC’s official magazine, association President and  Hedgehog Principal,  Michael Wrinch  offers his thoughts on safety, regulation and ethics. As a designer of electrical systems, I am required to stay on top of the latest safety advances. The focus on safety pervades my work, as it does for all professional… Read more »