Fire, Life Safety - Codes and Standards

The challenge: Tall and super-tall buildings: Fire and life safety

High-rise buildings aren’t just big—for engineers, they present big challenges. Fire and life... » more

The challenge: Tall and super-tall buildings: Codes and standards

High-rise buildings aren’t just big—for engineers, they present big challenges. Meeting building... » more

NEBB building systems technical commissioning procedural standard updated

NEBB has released the updated Procedural Standard for Whole Building Systems Technical... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 14-20: NFPA 72-2016, commissioning, LED lighting, more

Articles about NFPA 72-2016 proposed changes, commissioning electrical and power systems, LED... » more

Power for fire pumps

Power is a key element in ensuring a fire pump works in an emergency situation. » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, July 7-13: Commissioning, industrial buildings, electrical systems, more

Articles about commissioning electrical and power systems, engineering manufacturing and industrial... » more

Balancing passive, active fire protection

The International Building Code and NFPA standards provide guidance on passive and active fire... » more

Active, passive protection and building codes

Several resources provide guidance on both active and passive fire protection.  » more

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Motor control center

The Freedom Arc-Resistant Motor Control Center (MCC) is designed to contain arc blast energy should an arc flash be triggered and features insulated horizontal and vertical buses as well as isolation barriers between adjacent... » more

Aspirating smoke detector

The FAAST aspirating smoke detector are designed and certified for use in hazardous environments. » more

Ventilator for fire protection and day-to-day operations

Firelight is a glazed, natural ventilator that is designed to provide buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire and can be specified for electric or pneumatic... » more

Voice communication panels for emergency life safety portfolios

The Intelligent Voice Communication panels are designed to provide protection for small and medium-size facilities with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology as well as digital voice communication capabilities. » more

Fire suppression system

The Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System uses water and nitrogen to cool hazard areas in information technology spaces like data rooms and server spaces. » more


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Multi-sensors gaining share of the detector market

IHS forecasts the global multi-sensor detector market to grow at a... » more

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Video: Business management for decision makers

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