Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Explore the top 10 things to know about the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 for hospitals and health care... » more

Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards

Office buildings can be highly complex, with complicated features and advanced technology that must... » more

Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Rising solar capacity comes with rising risk. The challenge is mitigating that risk. » more

Designing passive and active fire protection systems

Fire protection engineers should consider the building's construction, fire suppression systems,... » more

The science behind laboratory and research facility projects: automation and controls and codes and standards

Engineers need to consider many factors for a lab or research facility so it can perform as needed.... » more

Proposed changes to NFPA 20-2019

The potential changes to the 2019 edition of NFPA 20 could have a great impact on fire protection... » more

Research

View All Research

Webcasts

View All Webcasts

Webcast: Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and variable speed drives

Engineers must understand how the components in the systems they design use power and how they can be optimized without compromising traditional design values. Attend this webcast on Feb. 22, 2018, to learn about motors, VFDs,...

Webcast: How to Specify Electrical Components in Hazardous Locations

Electrical engineers should learn to reduce design time by specifying components in hazardous systems.

Your questions answered: Electrical systems: Designing electrical rooms

Unanswered questions from the Nov. 16, 2017, webcast on designing electrical rooms are addressed by the presenters. » more

Webcast: Cybersecurity in Integrated Buildings

Cyberattacks are actions that target computers and network systems designed to disrupt the normal operations of the system. These actions can be initiated locally (from within the physical facility) or remotely (from outside)....

Your questions answered: An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns

The Oct. 25, 2017, “An NFPA 70B and 70E Overview: Eliminate the Risk of Electrical Hazards and Avoid Expensive Shutdowns” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Research Analyst Blog

All Blog Entries

Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is changing from a profession that enjoys legal protection to a profession that enjoys legal protection and also needs to comply with the law in a manner that i

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that... » more

All Blog Entries

Videos

Video: Effective Building Automation Controls...

An examination of the design and construction...

View All Videos

Codes & Standards Newsletter

Provides regular updates on codes and standards for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineers, including ASHRAE, NFPA, NEC, ANSI, and a host of other national codes.

View Newsletter

click me