Fire, Life Safety - Plumbing, Piping

First LEED Platinum-certified Montessori School in Illinois

In partnership with Chiaravalle Montessori School and Bulley & Andrews, CannonDesign is pleased to... » more

Three ways to use grooved couplings to accommodate thermal movement in riser piping

Grooved couplings serve double-duty by offering a safe, efficient means for joining riser piping... » more

A practical approach to BIM/VDC workflow

BIM and VDC have become industry buzzwords that have many different meanings, depending upon who... » more

Important updates to water efficiency standards for plumbing fixtures

In an effort to promote conservation of water in residences and businesses, the U.S. Environmental... » more

Soft starting solution for water pumps

RSWT Series is a self-optimizing soft starting solution for water pumps. » more

Your questions answered: How to Size a Centrifugal Pump Driver

Kevin Anderson, senior technical training specialist at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Olathe, Kan.,... » more

Stand-alone A-coils

Stand-alone A-coils for use with a matching split ground source heat pump systems is AHRI Certified... » more

Directional cleanout tool for clearing clogged debris

SS1 directional cleanout tool uses Safe-T-Switch SS1 inline overflow/shutoff switch body or any... » more

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Emergency communications system

Safepath SP40S is a multi-use system for emergency messaging, paging, and voice evacuation. » more

2016 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2016? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 12th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online here. » more

Fire, fire/smoke dampers

DFD, FD, and FSD series fire and combination fire/smoke dampers are approved for installation in horizontal, non-concrete, fire-rated barriers.  » more

Aspirating smoke detectors

FAAST XS aspirating smoke detectors enable users to better serve the needs of small data centers, environmentally challenging spaces like manufacturing or process plants.  » more

Dry valves

The FireLock NXT Series 768N Dry Valve provides simplified setup and design, ensuring ease of maintenance and speed of installation with a more intuitive trim layout.  » more


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Fire & Life Safety Research

Fire and life safety in data centers

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study... » more

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Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

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

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Work ethic
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