Chris DeWaal

Meet Chris DeWaal

Associate Principal, Practice Group Leader
With an extensive background in industrial and commercial electrical design, Chris’ breadth of design expertise ranges from electrical power distribution and lighting, to power generation. Chris provides electrical studies including Arc Flash, as well as electrical safety training instruction to meet national fire protection safety standards. These efforts help businesses maintain vital power systems while providing safe working environments for employees.

Articles by Chris DeWaal

Be Ready. Be Aware. Are You Prepared for NFPA Arc Flash 2018 Updates?

Be aware. Be prepared. Be proactive. NFPA  2018 updates of the 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace), have a new philosophy for reducing arc flash risk: prevention. Up until now, the standard has typically focused on managing risk, but an emphasis has now been placed on also outlining proactive strategies to avoid arc flash incidents all together. Today, we’re exploring some of the key changes to the manual to help spread the word.