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Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 24-30

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 20 fire pumps, NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 101 defining egress, and NFPA 110-2019 changes.

By Chris Vavra January 31, 2020
Figure 1: This shows the atrium of a research facility with a smoke control system. Courtesy: SmithGroup

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online for Jan. 24-30 covered electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 20 fire pumps, NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 101 defining egress, and NFPA 110-2019 changes. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Electrical design for smoke control systems Engineers designing electrical infrastructure to support smoke control systems must be aware of the stringent requirements listed throughout multiple code sections

2. NFPA 20: Fire pump design When designing a fire pump, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, particularly NFPA 20

3. Analyzing NEC 2017 changesSeveral changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code should be noted

4. How NFPA 101 defines building egress NFPA 101: Life Safety Code provides fire protection engineers many resources for designing safe egress, along with several other life safety options

5. NFPA 110-2019 concepts and changes Understand NFPA 110 and its relation to emergency power supplies


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.