Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Designing with NFPA 101-2015

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code dictates a great deal for all building types, including egress, features... » more

Constructing college, university buildings wisely: Fire and life safety

Engineering mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection systems in colleges and... » more

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Fire/life safety webcast: Detection, notification, and suppression

Both active and passive fire protection systems are specified to ensure the safety and well-being of building occupants in case of a fire. As in most industries, the safety of people comes first and property protection is...

Webcast: Understand the Benefits of a Fixed Vacuum Circuit Breaker Versus a Withdrawable Breaker

Electrical engineers must understand the exacting specifications when designing switchgear. This webcast focuses on medium-voltage switchgear in withdrawable applications compared to medium-voltage switchgear in fixed/removable...

Webcast: Vertical turbine NPSH

Net positive suction head (NPSH) is a key factor for plumbing engineers when specifying vertical turbine pumps. Learn the challenges of and solutions to NPSH issues.

Critical power webcast: Electrical systems and data center efficiency

When it comes to data center electrical efficiency, all sources of energy use in the facility must be considered. Register for this Feb. 18, 2016, webcast to learn more.

Webcast: Optimizing variable flow pumping control modes for energy savings

Learn about control modes in variable speed pumps to maximize energy savings in hydronic systems.

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Code or standard?

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