Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, December 22-28: Designing smoke control systems, integrating fire protection and HVAC systems, NFPA 3, more

Articles about designing smoke control systems, integrating fire protection and HVAC systems, NFPA 3 for existing building, designing higher education facilities, and selecting fire pumps were Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 29, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 22-28, covered designing smoke control systems, integrating fire protection and HVAC systems, NFPA 3 for existing building, designing higher education facilities, and selecting fire pumps. Link to each article below.

1. Designing smoke control systems

A smoke control system should be designed by a fire protection engineer who can tailor the system to the characteristics of the building and its occupants. 

2. Top tips for integrating fire protection, HVAC systems

These nine guidelines will help fire protection engineers integrate fire and life safety systems with HVAC systems. 

3. Use NFPA 3 for new, existing buildings

NFPA 3 defines commissioning and integrated testing of new fire protection and life safety systems in both new and existing buildings. 

4. Designing higher education facilities: Electrical and power systems

The world is getting more high-tech, and the colleges and universities preparing students to work in an increasingly advanced environment must keep pace. Electrical, power, and lighting systems are discussed. 

5. Selecting fire pumps

The key for fire protection engineers is to understand the requirements of both NFPA 20 and NFPA 70 to properly choose and configure a fire pump so that the fire protection systems can serve their intended use. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on csemag.com, December 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.