Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Selecting a fire protection system
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Fire protection engineers must know what factors come into play when deciding on and recommending a fire protection system. Read More

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Designing labs, research buildings
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Labs and research facilities house sensitive equipment and must maintain very rigid standards. Key areas include air quality, security, and flexibility. This provides a general overview. Read More

Special report: How to leverage IBC and ICC
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The 2012 International Building Code from the International Code Council provides details to help safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare in the built environment.Read More

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Integration: HVAC fans and smoke control
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Fire, life safety, and HVAC systems must be carefully integrated to achieve reliability in smoke control systems.Read More

How to use NFPA 99
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There are many changes to NFPA 99-2012. Engineers should review the code carefully to better understand how it affects electrical systems, risk assessments, and other pertinent topics.Read More

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Smart Electrical Systems: Meters, Submeters, And Smart Meters
Consulting and specifying engineers can help their clients realize benefits with minimal investments by encouraging them to consider smart meters and submeters. Smart meters can help owners/operators manage (and, in many cases, lower) their electrical demand charges and prepare for the Smart Grid. Submeters may help them allocate charges by tenant or department as well as help them qualify for LEED points.

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Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’
Hard and soft metric: It's actually ‘conversion’ and ‘substitution’

After discussing "hard" and "soft" metric conversions in a previous blog post, I found that there... Read More

Specifying lighting controls: Part 2
Specifying lighting controls: Part 2

When specifying a lighting control system, reviewing the four types of lighting control discussed... Read More

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

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