Fire, Life Safety May 24, 2019

Developing an NFPA 92 design analysis

By creating an NFPA 92 design analysis for smoke control systems, fire protection engineers can provide design fire scenarios and a detailed design report.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Events and Awards May 16, 2019

2019 40 Under 40 winners

The 2019 40 Under 40 winners are changing the world, one building at a time.

By Jack Smith and Amara Rozgus
Integration May 20, 2019

Combining HVAC, fire suppression piping

Modern, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can stress a project budget with their additional energy-efficiency requirements. Combining HVAC water distribution with a fire suppression piping system can result in first-cost savings, which can improve system life cycle costs.

By Brian M. Runde, PE, LEED AP, Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Michigan
Events and Awards May 20, 2019

May e-Zine

Consulting-Specifying Engineer has an e-magazine where you can read, search, share and download articles. In this edition, learn about HVAC and fire suppression system combination and smoke control systems. Special section: 2019 40 Under 40 – read about the winners!

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety May 21, 2019

Best practices for fire alarm notification design

As the functions and goals of fire alarm notification systems expand, the system layout must be effectively designed to provide a variety of vital signals. 

By Keely Barrett, PE, EIT, Page, Austin, Texas
Building Types May 22, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings

Engineers know these multifamily structures are more than just simply boxes to keep human beings in. They’re as complex and varied as the people inside.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Recent Content
Data Centers May 24, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 17 to May 23

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: 2019 Product of the Year finalists, 2019 40 Under 40 winners, developing hyperscale data centers, top design trends in data centers and electrical system design and commissioning.

By McKenzie Burns
Business of Engineering May 24, 2019

Weekly merger, acquisition, deal update: May 24

This week Morrissey Goodale reported six deals in the U.S. and one international deal involving a company from the United Kingdom.

By Morrissey Goodale
Fire, Life Safety May 24, 2019

Sample design fire scenario

Fire scenarios include relevant assumptions regarding the potential fire scenario and describe the meaning of the fire in terms that can be understood by the building owner.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Power Systems May 23, 2019

Power control system

Users can parallel multiple sources to achieve sufficient power and to manage load demand to maximize the efficient use of generator capacity

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards May 23, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Codes and standards

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects with highly specialized codes and standards that must be adhered to.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power May 23, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Electrical and lighting systems

Multifamily dwellings are fascinating projects with specific power and electrical requirements. Electrical engineers know these structures are more than just simply boxes to keep human beings in. They’re as complex and varied as the people inside.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Business of Engineering May 23, 2019

How to retain and recall what you read

Follow these three steps to remember what you’ve read or learned.

By Syed Peeran, Ph.D., PE, Boston