Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

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Fire, Life Safety November 19, 2020

Understanding fire pumps, their applications and sizing

Learn about fire pump types, drivers, sizing and components

By Vincent T. Favale
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Building Types November 17, 2020

Safety by design: Safe projects from concept to facility operation

Cross-team collaboration prevents incidents, improves efficiency and gives clients more for their money.

By Lindsay Kenney and Matt Heritage
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Business of Engineering November 11, 2020

Salaries climb while bonuses drop

Are your salary, bonuses and current work conditions on par with others in the industry? Review the current report to learn where you rank among your peers

By Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief, and Amanda Pelliccione, Director of Research, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Downers Grove, Illinois
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Emergency, Standby, Backup November 10, 2020

Implementing 2019 NFPA 110

The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Figure 5: Three options are presented for replacing an existing transfer switch while minimizing outage durations. These options assume a new location will be needed and illustrate how wiring connections would be made. Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals November 10, 2020

Case study: Upgrading a hospital’s EPSS

Engineers corrected for NFPA 110 section 7.2.3 for an existing hospital campus

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
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Fire, Life Safety October 28, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed design fire, life safety design

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety October 27, 2020

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety system design

Several questions about fire protection, life safety and NFPA codes were not addressed during the live event. Learn more in this Q&A

By Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, LEED AP
Fire, Life Safety October 5, 2020

Webcast: Fire and life safety system design

Attend this webcast on Oct. 20, 2020, to learn about fire and life safety systems

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Fire, Life Safety September 28, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: September 21-27, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire safety, arc flash mitigation, government building design, integrated buildings and the COVID-19 pandemic and better building ventilation.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety September 28, 2020

Basics of industrial, manufacturing facility fire, life safety system design

Industrial and manufacturing facilities have specialty fire and life safety system needs engineers must include in new or retrofit projects

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer