Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Applying NFPA 99 to health care facilities

The impact of applying NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code to hospitals and health care... » more

High expectations for high-performance buildings: fire and life safety

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention—qualified, expert... » more

How NFPA 99-2015 changes affect mechanical design

NFPA 99-2015 has a few changes that mechanical engineers should pay close attention to.  » more

NFPA 92: Why it matters, how to use it, and changes to anticipate in 2018

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for... » more

How to use performance-based design for fire protection systems

The fire protection engineer must work within the prescriptive constraints of the building codes... » more

How to select a clean agent fire suppression system

Fire protection engineers should understand which clean agent fire suppression system is most... » more

How to use NFPA 92 to design smoke control systems

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for... » more

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

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Webcast: Relays: They’re not just for medium-voltage anymore

This webcast on July 13, 2017, will cover a quick review of the most popular relay functions being employed today and what factors are present in the marketplace today that are driving applications at the low-voltage level. We...

Your questions answered: Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways

The June 22, 2017, “Electrical: Data and communications cabling and pathways” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event. » more

Lighting webcast: Designing lighting systems with LEDs

Register for this event on Aug. 17, 2017, to understand the basics of LED lighting systems and which building types are best suited for them.

Your questions answered: Combined heat and power

The May 31, 2017, webcast focused on cogeneration principles including combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP). Unanswered questions were answered in after the live event.  » more

Webcast: HVAC: How to select, specify, and use pressure-independent control valves

On June 29, learn how to select, specify, and use pressure-independent control valves (PICVs) to improve indoor comfort and save energy simply and affordably for your clients.

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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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