Krista McDonald Biason

Overview

Krista McDonald Biason, PE

Senior Electrical Engineer

Overview

Krista is an electrical engineer with more than 25 years' experience specializing in healthcare electrical design. She understands how the electrical system must support the mechanical systems, life-safety systems, emergency power systems, medical technology and diverse spaces within a single building while taking into consideration the architecture and interiors of the space they serve. Krista also has extensive experience with infrastructure upgrades and facility assessments and applies her knowledge of codes to real world design. 

Regarded as a technical expert, Krista is an avid presenter and author for national and regional conferences and trade publications. For recent news and articles, see Krista's HGA Ideas blogShe is also a contributing IdeaXchange Xpert for EC&M (Electrical Construction & Maintenance).

Krista is a member of ASHE (American Society for Healthcare Engineering). She currently serves on the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 70 National Technical Committee-Code-Making Panel 13, which serves as the principal consensus body responsible for developing and regularly updating the NEC (National Electrical Code) articles pertaining to emergency power systems.

Healthcare facilities are the most challenging project type for electrical engineers because of the complex support system requirements. My role is to design electrical systems that maintain the on-going safety and technical efficiency of a healthcare facility’s infrastructure.