Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

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.
Fire, Life Safety December 24, 2019

Lab, research facility design: Fire, life safety

Learn tips on how to design labs and research facilities — some of the most high-tech buildings around

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Safety December 9, 2019

Early fire detection saves cost

Effective improvement of preventive fire protection.

By Michael Daub and Torsten Welz
Electrical Systems November 26, 2019

Electrical design for smoke control systems

Engineers designing electrical infrastructure to support smoke control systems must be aware of the stringent requirements listed throughout multiple code sections

By Andrew Varilone, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Fire, Life Safety November 21, 2019

NFPA 20: Fire pump design

When designing a fire pump, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, particularly NFPA 20

By Tracey Foster, SET, CFPS, Dewberry, Raleigh, North Carolina
Fire, Life Safety November 18, 2019

Ask an expert: Hospitals, health care facilities: Fire and life safety

Health care facility designers are expected to keep pace with increasingly complex, advanced engineered systems and features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer