Fire, Life Safety - Codes and Standards

Fire/life safety: Detection and notification systems

Fire detection systems—including fire, smoke, heat, linear, and intelligent—are required at varying... » 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

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 23-29: Smoke control design, 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, more

Articles about smoke control design, the 2016 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, 2016... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Fire and life safety

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

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Products

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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

Suppression technology

Model RM-1 Riser Manifold features a proprietary connection between the manifold and the Potter alarm switch. » more

Firestop automation software

Hilti Button is the firestop automation software that integrates with building information model (BIM) software platforms. » 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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