Fire, Life Safety - Codes and Standards

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

William Koffel joins editorial advisory board

William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, has joined the Consulting-Specifying Engineer editorial advisory board. » more

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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

LED low frequency sounder line

The Wheelock Exceder LED low frequency sounder feature multiple 520 Hz modes of operation, including T3, T4, Continuous and T3/T4 and meet NFPA standards for fire alarm and carbon monoxide code requirements. » 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

What do engineering managers need to create... » more

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