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Industrial Info Resources

February 26, 2014 06:00 ET

San Francisco Relies on NECA-IBEW for Earthquake-Resistant Hospital Addition, a Feature of Industry Today on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While it's the big, cataclysmic events that garner the most headlines, small earthquakes are a fairly common occurrence around the San Francisco area, and unfortunately the odds are that one day a massive quake such as those that hit the city in 1906 and 1989 will occur again.

That's why when the city's only trauma center hospital needed to construct a new trauma facility addition, it chose to use the latest state-of-the-art technology for earthquake resistance. Helping out with the construction was the NECA-IBEW team of electrical contractors, electricians and technicians.

"All hospital work is pretty challenging because there are so many devices and so much plumbing, and so much electrical that everything has to be done precisely," says Bryan Oliver, a journeyman electrician from IBEW Local 6.

And when installing the electrical system on a building than can shift 30 inches in any direction and 5 inches up or down, the challenge only increases.

In this edition of "Industry Today," learn how NECA and the IBEW are helping implement this $1 billion-plus project, which, should the worst occur, will help protect the lives and health of those within in its walls and be an available resource for the community in times of greatest need.

ABOUT NECA: The National Electrical Contractors Association, or NECA, has provided more than a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA's national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

ABOUT THE IBEW: The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, represents approximately 725,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

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