Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

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

NFPA 72-2016 proposed changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code technical committees have been busy reviewing and... » more

David Lowrey joins editorial advisory board

David Lowrey, Chief Fire Marshal, Boulder Fire Rescue, has joined the Consulting-Specifying... » more

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Critical power webcast: Transfer switches in switchgear

When an interruption of electrical power occurs, an automatic transfer switch shifts loads between utility and generator power. During these transitions, transfer switch timing and sequence is critical to ensure proper system...

Webcast: How will you meet new code requirements for arc reduction?

Arc flash incidents occur all too often and impact many lives; the remnants of the event may last forever. To address the problem in the industry we turn to codes and standards. Register for this webcast event to learn more.

Electrical systems webcast: Designing electrical rooms

Electrical rooms provide safe and secure spaces for the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment. While electrical equipment types and ratings can have significant impacts on electrical room requirements, distributing...

Critical Power Webcast: NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for mission critical facilities, such as hospitals and data centers, are required to comply with NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and...

Webcast: HVAC for Data Centers

When developing data center energy-use estimations, engineers must account for all sources of energy use in the facility. Attend this 1-hour webcast to learn about HVAC in data centers.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Listed, labeled, and defined in the National...

What exactly does "listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70" mean? » more

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