Fire, Life Safety
Fire, Life Safety December 28, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 21-27

Salary survey results, requirements for fire pump retrofits, data center co-location electrical system design, critical factors when designing fire suppression systems, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 21-27. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety December 27, 2018

Case study: Sprinklers and smoke detection

Based on several tests, hotel occupancy can be safer with both smoke detectors and sprinklers.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Fire, Life Safety December 27, 2018

Complex fire alarm system design and commissioning

Fire protection engineers should determine the level of complexity needed in a fire alarm system design based on the building size/type and design a system that meets code requirements accordingly.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Fire, Life Safety December 27, 2018

Case study: Complex fire alarm system

Resorts require fire alarm systems with several devices connected to the fire alarm control unit.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Fire, Life Safety December 21, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 14-20

Salary survey results, standardizing NFPA 13, addressing cybersecurity concerns in building automation systems, medical center notification system case study, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 14-20. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety December 21, 2018

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities: Fire and life safety

Engineers working on laboratory and research projects are tasked with balancing state-of-the-art systems, budgetary concerns, occupant safety, sustainable performance, and other factors including fire and life safety.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

How to design fire alarm notification systems

This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Fire, Life Safety December 13, 2018

Case study: Medical center notification system update

This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Fire, Life Safety December 7, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, November 30-December 6

Finding purpose in a job, reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad, the 2018 salary survey, exploring requirements for fire pump retrofits, and NFPA 110-2016 design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety November 28, 2018

Exploring the requirements for fire pump retrofits

Identifying the impacts of retrofitting a fire pump into existing buildings and being code-compliant are challenging when working with existing buildings.

By Andrew J. Taggart, PE; Julie E. Brown, PE