Fire, Life Safety - Codes and Standards

Determining risk tolerance of building clients

The Fire Safety Concepts Tree can help fire protection engineers quantify the level of fire risk in... » more

Balancing passive, active fire protection

Fire protection engineers should consider the building's construction, fire suppression systems,... » more

Testing burn characteristics via ASTM E84

ASTM E84 is used to assess the surface burning characteristics of building products. The results... » more

Define NFPA 72-2016 changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has undergone a lot of updates. Here’s a look at... » more

NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for... » more

NFPA 99: A fire and life safety perspective

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a broad range of criteria for health... » more

High-performance medical and educational building design: Codes and standards

The design of high-performance medical and educational projects are challenging and need to meet... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 30 - June 5: 2016 40 Under 40 winners, smoke control design, inverter duty, more

Articles about 2016 40 Under 40 winners, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, smoke control design,... » more

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Colored explosion-proof signal light with an audible horn

EPL-TL-1X10W-C-PA LED signal light is a Class 1 Division 1 and Class 2 Division 1 LED signal light equipped with an audible horn and approved for use in hazardous environments. » more

Clean agent total flooding system

E4 engineered clean agent total flooding system is FM aproved and offers 500 psi 3M Novec 1230 systems. » more

Flexible dry sprinkler combines for residential and commercial buildings

VicFlex VS1 flexible dry sprinkler combines flexible fittings technology with traditional dry sprinkler technology that provides freeze protection.  » more

Fire-resistant system

Pyrotenax fire-resistant system ensures a minimum of 2 hours of electricity to critical emergency and life-saving equipment in the event of a fire. » more

Motor control center

FlashGard motor control center is an arc-resistant version and is designed to prevent an arc flash event and protect personnel in retrofit industrial applications if an arc flash occurs. » more

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Fire & Life Safety Research

Fire, life safety in government, military facilities

Half of respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire... » more

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Videos

Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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