Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Data centers’ intricate design: Codes and standards

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public... » more

Selective coordination designer tool

The Selective Coordination Designer v1.0 for consultants and application engineers helps simplify... » more

Enhancing the learning experience in K-12 schools: Fire and life safety

K-12 schools are among the most important projects engineers can tackle. Fire and life... » more

Enhancing the learning experience in K-12 schools: Codes and standards

K-12 schools are among the most important projects engineers can tackle. Codes and standards... » more

How to design safe, reliable fire pump power service

The codes that govern the power supply to the fire pump, as well as conversations with the local... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, March 14-20: ASHRAE 90.1 updates, designing generator systems, office building design, more

Articles about updates to ASHRAE 90.1, designing generator systems, class A office building systems... » more

Emergency egress and illumination systems

Understanding the basic characteristics of emergency egress and illumination systems provides... » more

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Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

Register for this webcast on May 24, 2016. With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many.

Webcast: What is Inverter Duty Anyway?

With the ever increasing use of variable speed drives for pump systems, the question of what specifically is an “Inverter Duty” motor still remains unclear to many. With technological improvements to variable frequency drives...

Your questions answered: How to Size a Centrifugal Pump Driver

Kevin Anderson, senior technical training specialist at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Olathe, Kan., tackled unanswered questions from the April 12, 2016, webcast on sizing centrifugal pump drivers. » more

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...

Webcast: How to size a pump driver

Register for this April 12 event to learn that proper sizing of the horsepower rating of an electric motor or other driver is absolutely critical to the proper functioning of a pumping system.

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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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