Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

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Fire, Life Safety September 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, August 2021

Read the best articles in August 2021 including: Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 99, pandemics and building design, cooling plant optimization and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety August 30, 2021

New life safety requirements for business occupancies

These changes will impact both Hospital and Critical Access Hospital standards.

By Mark Chrisman
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Fire, Life Safety August 27, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed fire and life safety articles in 2021

Read the best articles about fire and life safety published in the last year including: Fire pump applications, NFPA 72-2022, NFPA 101 and COVID, NFPA 99 interpretations and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety August 20, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 13-19, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 99 changes, medical gas systems and hydraulic system design.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety August 13, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 6-12, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 99 changes, university supercomputers, cooling plant optimization controllers and transformer protection.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety July 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, June 2021

Read the best articles in June 2021 including: Active and passive fire protection systems, HVAC specifying in warehouses, wireless lighting systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety June 18, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 11-17, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire protection systems, power for fire/life safety systems, modeling electrical systems, specifying HVAC systems and designing standby power systems.

By Chris Vavra
Engineers and designers at Southland Industries used multisystem, or multitrade, pipe racks that integrated into the building access and structure. Courtesy: Southland Industries
Fire, Life Safety June 4, 2021

Specifying fire, life safety systems in manufacturing, warehouse buildings

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various fire and life safety systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety May 26, 2021

Choosing active and passive fire protection systems

A combination of active and passive fire protection systems is needed to address the factor of human behavior in the built environment

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE; Kevin M. Black, PE
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Fire, Life Safety May 25, 2021

Passive fire protection offers safety measures

A passive fire protection system, while sometimes omitted, is vital to occupants’ life safety

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.