Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Fire/life safety: Detection and notification systems

Fire detection systems—including fire, smoke, heat, linear, and intelligent—are required at varying... » more

Define NFPA 72-2016 changes

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code has undergone a lot of updates. Here’s a look at... » more

NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for... » more

NFPA 99: A fire and life safety perspective

NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code (2015 edition) covers a broad range of criteria for health... » more

High-performance medical and educational building design: Codes and standards

The design of high-performance medical and educational projects are challenging and need to meet... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 30 - June 5: 2016 40 Under 40 winners, smoke control design, inverter duty, more

Articles about 2016 40 Under 40 winners, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, smoke control design,... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, May 23-29: Smoke control design, 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, more

Articles about smoke control design, the 2016 40 Under 40 winners, protecting data from fire, 2016... » more

Stand-alone health care buildings: Fire and life safety

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

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Webcast: Keep your cool while keeping your facilities cool

The conditions within a plant have an impact on productivity, work quality and safety, and ensuring those working conditions are every bit as important as other factors on the plant floor. Register for this July 26 event to learn...

Lighting webcast: LED specifications

Building owners are becoming more aware of and interested in selecting LEDs because of their energy efficiency and long lifespan. Register for this education session on July 28 to learn more about specifying LEDs.

Your questions answered: Critical power: Backup power systems

Design engineers have many factors to consider when designing a backup system for a facility. Additional insights from the June 30, 2016, webcast are provided. » 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...

Your questions answered: Designing for Minimum Flow With VFD Operation

Jim Swetye, senior technical trainer at Grundfos Pumps Corp. in Ohio tackled unanswered questions from the June 14, 2016, webcast on minimum flow considerations when using variable frequency drives (VFDs). » more

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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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