Fire, Life Safety
Fire, Life Safety March 22, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools

The technology at play in today’s K-12 schools is evolving rapidly—inside the classrooms, and in the various systems behind the scenes. Engineers handling such projects, whether the work is on new facilities or retrofits, have their work cut out for them.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety March 21, 2019

What’s new in NFPA 72?

The 2019 update of NFPA 72 provides fire protection engineers, along with other engineering professionals, improved mass notification and emergency communication guidelines.

By Matthew Zega, PE, RTM Engineering Consultants, Chicago
Fire, Life Safety March 13, 2019

Know the updates to NFPA 72-2019

The 2019 update of NFPA 72 provides fire protection engineers improved mass notification and emergency communication guidelines. Here's a look at what's new in the most recent version of the code.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Fire, Life Safety March 8, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 1-7

AHU component makeup, chiller selection, changes to NFPA 101-2018, merger and acquisition updates, and strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 1-7. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety March 1, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 22-28

Changes to NFPA 101-2018, tips for transformer design in industrial buildings, DBIA takeaways, writing compelling engineering job descriptions, and NFPA 70-2017 changes were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 22-28. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety February 22, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 15-21

AHU component makeup, changes to NFPA 70-2017, why AHUs are important, complex fire alarm system design and commissioning, and LED lighting and control system design considerations were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 15-21. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety February 15, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 8-14

The top strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry, designing power systems for high-performance buildings, LED lighting and control system design considerations, designing fire alarm notification systems, and USP 797 and USP 800 compliance were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 8-14. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety February 14, 2019

Case Study: Health care facility design and being code-compliant

It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Fire, Life Safety February 1, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 25-31

Augmented reality in building design and construction, how to design fire alarm notification systems, AHUs in HVAC design configuration, designing power systems for high performance buildings, and generator questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 25-31. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety January 31, 2019

Changes to NFPA 101-2018

NFPA 101-2018: Life Safety Code has three important updates that are vital to fire protection engineers.

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