Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

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

Achieving a state of readiness: The importance of life safety code compliance

Life safety codes exist to ensure health care institutions are able to provide the highest quality... » more

Making the grade with K-12 projects: codes and standards

With state-of-the-art learning facilities, sustainability concerns, and modern design, K-12 schools... » more

Using NFPA 3 and 4 to commission fire protection systems

NFPA 3 and 4 provide the process for commissioning and integrated testing of fire protection and... » more

Arc Flash 101: AIA CES accredited online course

This course explores the differences between arc flash and electrical shock. » more

Applying NFPA 101 in mission critical facilities

Mission critical facilities—including health care, industrial facilities, and other buildings—rely... » more

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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. NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) and other codes and standards...

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...

Your questions answered: HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities

The March 16 “HVAC: Hospitals and health care facilities” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Critical power webcast: Emergency power

Electrical engineers must consider many factors when designing emergency power systems, which will be covered in this webcast on May 4, 2017. Safety, maintainability, code compliance, and economics play crucial roles in...

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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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