Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Have you gotten close to your fire door lately?

The importance of initial fire door inspections and subsequent annual inspections cannot be... » more

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: automation and controls, codes and standards

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

Battling the complexity of designing government facilities: Electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

The government can be a tough customer, and the projects that state, municipal, federal, and... » more

Operating on medical and hospital projects: fire/life safety and HVAC

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique... » more

Operating on medical and hospital projects: codes and standards

Engineers tasked with working on hospital and medical campuses find themselves tackling unique... » more

Specifying drop-out ceilings beneath fire sprinklers

Fire protection engineers can specify ceilings beneath fire sprinklers, as identified in NFPA 13.  » more

Safety, code issues of drop-out ceilings

Drop-out ceilings should have an evaluation report, and designers should discuss their use with the... » more

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Webcast: Critical power: Backup, standby, and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Register for this webcast on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. When utility power is interrupted, standby power system failure is not an option for mission critical facilities. Mission critical facilities, such as hospitals, data centers,...

Webcast: How to Read a Pump Curve

This webinar on Jan. 24, 2017, will teach you to read the pump curve, to know what information is there, and understand how it is formatted.

Your questions answered: Advancing electrical design in building information modeling

Responses to questions from the webcast on Nov. 15, 2016, provided an overview of the challenges BIM creates for today’s consulting engineers and introduce a new solution that saves both time and space. » more

Your questions answered: Critical power: Circuit protection

Questions not answered at the Nov. 3, 2016, circuit protection webcast are addressed here.  » more

Your questions answered: Understanding the new generation of medium-voltage switchgear

Webcast presentation on October 18, 2016, by Joe Richard, U.S. launch manager, Schneider Electric, participated in the question and answer session. » more

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » 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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