Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: electrical/lighting/power and fire/life safety

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Check into hotel, motel, resort high-tech designs: automation and controls and codes and standards

Hotels, motels, and resorts accommodate thousands of people. Here, engineers explain just how... » more

Clean agent fire suppression for mission critical facilities

Clean agent systems have changed over the years due to a variety of reasons, including safety and... » more

What’s new to NFPA 13 and what to expect in future editions

Changes to the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 are evaluated along with what to expect in the 2019 edition. » more

Analyzing data centers: codes and standards

Data is the lifeblood of any business or organization—which makes a data center a facility’s... » more

Designing sprinkler systems for maintainability

Best practices for designing an automatic sprinkler system that can be easily inspected, tested,... » more

Coordinating fire protection designs via BIM

BIM can be a very powerful tool in the design and construction industry. It takes 2-D information... » more

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Your questions answered: Critical power: Emergency power

The May 4 “Critical power: Emergency power” Webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Webcast: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways

Data and communications cabling distributes information from one place to another. The concept is simple enough. However, it quickly becomes more complex. Register for this webcast on June 22, 2017.

Webcast: Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Applications & Best Practices

This presentation on May 31 is designed to educate consulting specifying engineers regarding projects. The presenter will discuss cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and...

Webcast: HVAC: How upcoming part-load efficiency regulations will influence rooftop system designs

Energy efficiency regulations are affecting how mechanical engineers design and specify rooftop air conditioning units for commercial buildings. Attend this webcast on April 27 to learn more about rooftop cooling systems, energy...

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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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Videos

Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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Poll of the Week

At what level are you involved in specifying Internet of Things (IoT) products and systems?
Very high level, it is part of my regular specifications
High level, though not in every project
High level, though only for certain clients or projects
Low level, it is rarely requested in specifications
Low level, clients know little or nothing about it
What is Internet of Things (IoT)?


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