Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety 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
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: 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
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety November 15, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: November 8-14

Read the best articles from the past week. Transformers in nonresidential buildings, power for mission critical facilities, 2019 Product of the Year, notification and communication system questions answered and managing building cyberrisk.

By McKenzie Burns
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety November 5, 2019

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety: Notification and communications systems

Questions not answered during the live “Fire and life safety: Notification and communications systems” webcast Oct. 30, 2019, are answered by the presenters

By William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, and Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, Arup
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety October 31, 2019

2019 Fire & Life Safety Study

Fire, life safety in hospitals, health care facilities

By Amanda Pelliccione
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety October 24, 2019

Learning how to engineer colleges, universities better: Fire and life safety

Read about emerging trends in college and university buildings, and learn about the emerging trends impacting their design

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Shown are three panels used for a fire, gas detection and releasing panel. The three networked panels are for a large application. Image courtesy: Honeywell Industrial Fire
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety October 10, 2019

Industrial fire systems: Defining the key players

A team is made up of skilled individuals.

By Edward Doherty
Sponsored Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety October 1, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions about NFPA 20

NFPA 20 is considered the most stringent of all the leading codes with its many redundancies and safety measures — designed to account for all conceivable scenarios in order to ensure maximum protection.

By Bell & Gossett
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety September 30, 2019

Case study: Meeting modern requirements for historic buildings

An office high-rise required a fire and life safety system renovation

By Peter W. McDonnell, PE, LEED BD+C, McClure Engineering, St. Louis