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New features of NFPA 72-2013
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NFPA has released updates to NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. This codes and standards article identifies some of the significant changes in NFPA 72-2013 that you will want to be aware of.Read More

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Report: Proper daylight controls commissioning leads to energy savings
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The Energy Center of Wisconsin's report shows that proper daylight controls commissioning can lead to energy savings—often 60% or more.Read More

Educational experience: Designing K-12 schools
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Engineering work on K-12 schools is complex—and not just because of dwindling school budgets. The facilities must meet a broad range of exacting standards coming from officials and state regulatory... Read More

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Use NFPA 3 to coordinate fire and life safety projects
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NFPA 3 takes a contemporary approach to construction and focuses on commissioning the fire and life safety systems throughout a project, rather than at the end.Read More

Energy codes and lighting design
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Engineers have many resources when designing energy-efficient lighting in nonresidential buildings. Lighting designers do not have to sacrifice quality or reduce lighting levels just to meet energy... Read More

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The National Electrical Code (NEC) describes the engineering practices for mission critical facilities, which go beyond the requirements for emergency and legally required standby systems. In addition to specific code requirements, design engineers as well as authorities having jurisdiction must know the requirements for the installation, operation, control, and maintenance of standby power for mission critical facilities.

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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

Soft and hard metric conversions
Soft and hard metric conversions

"Soft metric" is not a mix of imperial and metric measurements, and the Dept. of Defense does not... Read More

Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards
Specifying for sustainability: Reference standards

Every engineer needs a benchmark. In specifying, that's a reference standard.Read More

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