Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Electrical February 14, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 7-13

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 20 fire pumps, office building design, successful acoustic projects and lighting occupancy sensors.

By Chris Vavra
Fire, Life Safety February 11, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about fire and life safety systems

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Fire protection engineers play a key role

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Electrical, Power February 3, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, January 2020

Read the best articles in January 2020 including: NEC changes, building automation advances, electrical design for smoke control systems, cooling coil condensate, lighting commissioning and more.

By Chris Vavra
Electrical, Power January 31, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 24-30

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 20 fire pumps, NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 101 defining egress, and NFPA 110-2019 changes.

By Chris Vavra
Codes and Standards January 28, 2020

Video: State of NFPA 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems

This session will discuss why NFPA 3 was initially developed and how it evolved into a standard, who is involved in commissioning these systems and some common misconceptions related to commissioning them.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Electrical Systems January 24, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 17-23

Read the best articles from the past week. NEC 2017 changes, circuit interrupters, lab and research facility design, building automation advances, and egress planning with NFPA 101.

By Chris Vavra
Fire, Life Safety January 22, 2020

How NFPA 101 defines building egress

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code provides fire protection engineers many resources for designing safe egress, along with several other life safety options

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Fire, Life Safety January 21, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 10-16

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 101 and egress, 2020 expectations for engineering firms, building automation advances, and NFPA 20.

By Chris Vavra
Fire, Life Safety January 20, 2020

Fire Dynamics & Building Materials: Designed to burn research

While nobody expects a building to burn, it happens every day; so, what can we, as an industry, do to design these buildings to be safer – even when they burn?

By Bob Renton
Codes and Standards January 14, 2020

How egress is planned using NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is one of the primary sources for the requirements of exit pathways

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.