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Engineering considerations of NFPA 101
Engineering considerations of NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code defines a building’s egress, along with numerous fire and life safety systems. Read More

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Specifying lighting controls: Part 1
Specifying lighting controls: Part 1

Part 1 looks at four common types of lighting controls: panelboards, dimming controls, addressable controls, and relay-based systems. Read More

Testing smoke management systems
Testing smoke management systems

Follow these 10 steps for successful testing of smoke management systems. Read More

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Mersen’s NEC14 Reference Guide Now Available
Mersen’s reference guide, “2014 National Electrical Code: Changes in Overcurrent and Surge Protection,” identifies and explains code changes in overcurrent and surge protection. Learn more here.
Specifying LED luminaires
Specifying LED luminaires

LEDs are in demand because of their energy efficiency and long lifecycle. This article reviews the key aspects of specifying LEDs, provides a lifecycle comparison to other types of lighting, and... Read More

Updates, changes to NFPA 75 affect data centers
Updates, changes to NFPA 75 affect data centers

The 2016 edition of NFPA 75: Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology (IT) Equipment may include changes to the risk assessment approach users of the document must take. Read More

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2014 Product of the Year winners
Winners of the 10th annual Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year awards included products for critical power applications, top-notch fire and life safety technologies, and a host of cutting-edge energy-efficient products.
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WEBCAST: Fire and life safety: Integration: Building automation systems and fire/life safety
Integrating fire protection and fire alarm systems with building automation systems (BAS) can offer efficient and cost-effective operation. The design and installation of an integrated system must also be well-planned and coordinated, and the system must be properly maintained over its lifetime. The need for multidisciplinary coordination between the fire protection engineer and the mechanical and electrical engineers during design and construction are of key importance.

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Specifying lighting controls: Part 1
Specifying lighting controls: Part 1

Part 1 looks at four common types of lighting controls: panelboards, dimming controls, addressable... Read More

Closed and open specifications
Closed and open specifications

What exactly are they, and how should engineers specify products or systems with the four different... Read More

Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code
Listed, labeled, and defined in the National Electrical Code

What exactly does "listed and labeled as defined in NFPA 70" mean?Read More

The proper amount of specificity
The proper amount of specificity

What is the appropriate level of detail for a specification?Read More

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2014 Lighting and Lighting Controls study
In July Consulting-Specifying Engineer surveyed its audience members responsible for decisions related to the design of lighting and lighting control products key questions on specifying lighting and lighting controls, including annual revenue, products specified, and challenges engineers are facing. Click here to view survey results.