Fire, Life Safety

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 21-27, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire safety, arc flash mitigation, government building design, integrated buildings and the COVID-19 pandemic and better building ventilation.

By Chris Vavra September 28, 2020
Courtesy: Christine Pongratz, Arup

Consulting-Specifying Engineer‘s top 5 articles online over the past week covered fire safety, arc flash mitigation, government building design, integrated buildings and the COVID-19 pandemic and better building ventilation. Were you out last week? Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Creating fire safety resilienceCollaboration and specialized design considerations will provide resilience for more buildings and cities as they prepare for fire and other events impacting life safety.

2. Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigationReducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A.

3. Best practices for designing electrical, power and lighting in government buildingsLearn how to specify electrical, power and lighting systems for government and military buildings.

4. How integrated buildings can react in pandemicsIntegrated buildings can support an effective response in a pandemic, and assist with long-term planning.

5. Why better ventilation is key to limiting COVID-19 spreadThe Facilities Task Force at CU Boulder is improving the university’s HVAC system to prevent COVID-19 spread during the school year.


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