Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Best practices for emergency lighting

Best practices for emergency lighting

Explore how to implement safe, code-compliant, and cost-effective emergency lighting systems. » more

Using NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 to ensure fire-safe structures

Using NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 to ensure fire-safe structures

NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 address commissioning and integration of fire protection and life safety systems.... » more

Examples of projects that used NFPA 3 and 4

Examples of projects that used NFPA 3 and 4

If NFPA 3 and 4 are implemented by building owners, compliance will greatly increase the chances... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 19-25

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 19-25

ASHRAE 90.1 compliance, Lean principles of design-build, designing electrical rooms, NFPA 101 in... » more

Designing efficient K-12 schools: Codes and standards

Designing efficient K-12 schools: Codes and standards

In a digital age, children across the U.S. are more technologically advanced than ever—and they... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18

Overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals, critical power unanswered... » more

Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building... » more

Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Explore the top 10 things to know about the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 for hospitals and health care... » more

Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards

Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards

Office buildings can be highly complex, with complicated features and advanced technology that must... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 22-28

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 22-28

NFPA 110 and NEC requirements, arc flash mitigation and solar systems, integrating fire alarm and... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 1-7

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 1-7

The 2017 HVAC study, designing fire protection systems, using various power sources, simplifying... » more

Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Rising solar capacity comes with rising risk. The challenge is mitigating that risk. » more

Designing passive and active fire protection systems

Designing passive and active fire protection systems

Fire protection engineers should consider the building's construction, fire suppression systems,... » more

Best practices for emergency lighting Using NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 to ensure fire-safe structures Examples of projects that used NFPA 3 and 4 Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 19-25 Designing efficient K-12 schools: Codes and standards Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18 Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 22-28 Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 1-7 Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems Designing passive and active fire protection systems

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