Get the latest updates on the Coronavirus impact on engineers.Click Here

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Courtesy: Arup
Fire, Life Safety May 29, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: May 22-28, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 13-2019 revisions, 40 Under 40 winners, fire and life safety systems, public health laboratory safety and COVID-19 impacts.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Using a hybrid design approach to stairwell pressurization

While the design process for a stairwell pressurization system should account for many building specific variables and is anything but simple, the system used to achieve the performance criteria doesn’t have to be complicated

By Zach Ataiyan, PE
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Fire and life safety

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Fire and life safety systems can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Dewberry
Fire, Life Safety May 20, 2020

Three tips for legacy hospital smoke control systems

There are three considerations for working with existing smoke control systems in hospitals

By J. Alex Harwell, CHC
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Best practices for designing smoke control systems

By incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Case study: Super-tall building smoke control system

The Wilshire Grand Center project includes best practices in smoke control

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Christopher Crivello, PE, 30
Events and Awards May 14, 2020

2020 40 Under 40: Christopher Crivello, PE, 30

Principal, RAN Fire Protection Engineering, Albany, N.Y. MS Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

By Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Fire, Life Safety May 13, 2020

Changing airport firefighting foam suppression systems

If aqueous film-forming foam is not good for the environment or our health, why is it still in use?

By Steve Dryden
Electrical, Power April 29, 2020

Your questions answered: Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Questions not answered during the live webcast are answered here; learn more about emergency, standby and backup power for fire and life safety systems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, and Rick Reyburn, PE
Fire, Life Safety April 28, 2020

Data centers achieve a new level of high-tech: Fire and life safety

Designing solutions for data center clients — whether hyperscale or colocation facilities — requires advanced engineering knowledge

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer