Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 23-29: Smoke control design, 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, more

Articles about smoke control design, the 2016 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, and simplifying the building code are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, May 23-29. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Emily Guenther May 31, 2016

Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Top 5 most read articles online, for May 23-29, covered smoke control design, 2016 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, and simplifying the building code. Link to each article below.

1. Smoke control design 

If your fire protection engineering firm has been tasked with performing a smoke control system design, there are several design decisions and considerations that need to be addressed along the way.

2. 2016 40 Under 40 winners

Exceptional. Dedicated. Driven. These are a few of the words used to describe the 2016 Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 winners. Now in its ninth year, the program honors young building and engineering professionals, each of whom was nominated by a mentor.

3. Protecting data from fire

The current edition of NFPA 2001 outlines the use of clean agent fire suppression systems, which typically are used in buildings such as data centers and mission critical facilities. There are many types of specialty suppression systems including chemicals, gases, oxygen displacement, and others.

4. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

Another year of innovation and technological advancement has led up to the 12th annual Product of the Year awards. This year, companies submitted their new and improved products to be judged for this distinguished honor.

5. Simplifying the building code

Looking back at the early 1970s, building codes’ fire safety requirements were minimal. Fire protection features in many new buildings consisted mostly of passive protection features. Sprinklers, detection, and smoke control were largely used at the discretion of the design team, often to achieve a specific goal.

Emily Guenther, associate content manager, CFE Media, eguenther@cfemedia.com