Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

NFPA 99: A fire and life safety perspective

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a broad range of criteria for health... » more

High-performance medical and educational building design: Codes and standards

The design of high-performance medical and educational projects are challenging and need to meet... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 30 - June 5: 2016 40 Under 40 winners, smoke control design, inverter duty, more

Articles about 2016 40 Under 40 winners, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, smoke control design,... » more

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... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Fire and life safety

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Codes and standards

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Smoke control design considerations

Learn from this overview of NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems, and how fire protection... » more

Simplifying the building code

Fire protection engineering codes are better—or are they? » more

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Critical power webcast: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in determining the topology of a backup system for a...

Lighting webcast: LED specifications

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in selecting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Register for this education session on July 28 to learn more about specifying LEDs.

Your questions answered: Designing for Minimum Flow With VFD Operation

Jim Swetye, senior technical trainer at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Ohio tackled unanswered questions from the June 14, 2016, webcast on minimum flow considerations when using variable frequency drives (VFDs). » more

Webcast: Designing for Minimum Flow with VFD Operation

When we enter the world of variable speed pumping, we must remember that all centrifugal pumps have some minimum allowable speed and flow rates. Register for this webcast on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Your questions answered: What is inverter duty anyway?

Questions not addressed during the May 24 webcast “What is Inverter Duty Anyway?” are answered here.  » more

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Understanding Specifications, Codes and Standards

Have you ever thought about how federal legislation...

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

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Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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