Fire, Life Safety - Codes and Standards

How to use NFPA 92 to design smoke control systems

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for... » more

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: automation and controls and codes and standards

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Clean agent fire suppression for mission critical facilities

Clean agent systems have changed over the years due to a variety of reasons, including safety and... » more

What’s new to NFPA 13 and what to expect in future editions

Changes to the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 are evaluated along with what to expect in the 2019 edition. » more

Analyzing data centers: codes and standards

Data is the lifeblood of any business or organization—which makes a data center a facility’s... » more

Designing sprinkler systems for maintainability

Best practices for designing an automatic sprinkler system that can be easily inspected, tested,... » more

Coordinating fire protection designs via BIM

BIM can be a very powerful tool in the design and construction industry. It takes 2-D information... » more

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Clamped explosion-proof enclosure

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds offers a clamped EBMX explosion-proof enclosure.

Fire protection detection tubing

Firetrace International has just been granted the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) approval for both its 3M Novec 1230 and FM-200 direct low pressure (DLP) systems.  » more

Notification devices for fire safety

System Sensor's L-Series AV notification devices reduce power consumption by up to 35%. » more

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2017? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for this year's 13th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your vote online!  » more

Emergency signaling system

The Emergency Signaling System is designed to expedite, mobilize, and improve worksite emergency-response time when an affected employee uses an emergency shower or eyewash fixture. » more

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Fire & Life Safety Research

Fire, life safety in office buildings

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study provides details about fire, life... » more

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Videos

Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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Poll of the Week

At what level are you involved in specifying Internet of Things (IoT) products and systems?
Very high level, it is part of my regular specifications
High level, though not in every project
High level, though only for certain clients or projects
Low level, it is rarely requested in specifications
Low level, clients know little or nothing about it
What is Internet of Things (IoT)?


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