Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Webcast: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

Fire detection and notification systems are specified for the safety of the building’s occupants in...

The basics of arc flash mitigation

Electrical engineers must understand the codes, standards, and design requirements when engineering... » more

Assessing wireless fire alarm systems

Fire protection engineers should assess the costs, benefits, history, technology, and... » more

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Tips to design multifamily and mixed-use buildings: Codes and standards

Multifamily dwellings and mixed-use buildings are becoming more prevalent. Learn about codes and... » more

Applying NFPA 99 to health care facilities

The impact of applying NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code to hospitals and health care... » more

High expectations for high-performance buildings: fire and life safety

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention—qualified, expert... » more

How NFPA 99-2015 changes affect mechanical design

NFPA 99-2015 has a few changes that mechanical engineers should pay close attention to.  » more

NFPA 92: Why it matters, how to use it, and changes to anticipate in 2018

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for... » more

The Coastal Carolina University Student Housing project involved 333,100 sq ft of facility, accommodating a total of 1,270 beds in a series of stand-alone buildings. Courtesy: RMF Engineering

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Webcast: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

Fire detection and notification systems are specified for the safety of the building’s occupants in the event of a fire. Fire and life safety systems need to be specified, installed, commissioned, and maintained, depending on...

Webcast: Harmonics and Variable Frequency Drives: VFD, THD and IEEE

This session explores the truth about voltage harmonics, and its impact upon critical processes. On Sept. 12, the presenter will explore the sources of harmonics, IEEE 519 recommendations for harmonics distortion and how to...

Webcast: Design and installation considerations for generator sets

Smart buildings are becoming more common and are complicating today’s spec. Further complicating the modern spec is the lack of a coherent approach around making often disparate systems interoperate and last into an unknown...

Webcast: Lighting: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in using light-emitting diode (LED) systems for their lighting systems because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Good lighting enhances building design,...

Webcast: Relays: They’re not just for medium-voltage anymore

This webcast on July 13, 2017, will cover a quick review of the most popular relay functions being employed today and what factors are present in the marketplace today that are driving applications at the low-voltage level. We...

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

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Provides regular updates on codes and standards for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers, including ASHRAE, NFPA, NEC, ANSI, and a host of other national codes.

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