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Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Fire, Life Safety July 31, 2020

Best practices for designing fire, life safety in government buildings

Learn how to specify fire and life safety systems for government and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CRB
Business of Engineering July 20, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: July 13-19, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Re-entering the workplace, Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 99 in healthcare, air filters for trapping COVID-19 and air ventilation and HVAC.

By Chris Vavra
Awards July 6, 2020

2020 Product of the Year Finalists

Vote now for the best products! Who will win gold in 2020? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 16th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online at

By Amanda Pelliccione
Courtesy: ShauLin Hon, Slyworks Photography, Johnston, LLC
Fire, Life Safety July 5, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 26 to July 2, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 99 strategies, improve chiller plant performance, healthy buildings, chilled water plants and improving the workplace.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Fire, Life Safety July 1, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, June 2020

Read the best articles in June 2020 including: 40 Under 40 winners, COVID-19 questions and advice, smoke control systems, air- versus water-cooled chilled water plants and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: IMEG Corp.
Hospitals June 30, 2020

How to maintain hospital functionality during construction

Referring to NFPA 99 helps engineers minimize impacts in hospital and health care projects. Replacing, extending or removing existing systems will result in outages; here are tips on how to avoid problems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Business of Engineering June 26, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 19-25, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. Improving the workplace, NFPA 99 hospital changes, COVID-19 engineering advice and retail impacts and smoke control systems.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Codes and Standards June 26, 2020

How to apply NFPA 99 to medical gas, telecommunication systems

Engineers should understand NFPA 99 — along with other guidelines and codes — when designing health care facilities

By Sal Bonetto and Donald Rosen
Courtesy: ShauLin Hon, Slyworks Photography, Johnston, LLC
Hospitals June 19, 2020

Basics of NFPA 99 changes for hospital design

How engineers should navigate the changes to the 2018 edition of NFPA 99

By Tom Divine, PE, LEED AP
Photos: Mary Blevins/Henderson Engineers
Fire, Life Safety June 17, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting retail, restaurants? Learn about fire, life safety

With consumers frequently enjoying delivered meals and shopping for goods online, brick-and-mortar restaurants and retail structures need to maintain fire and life safety standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer