Fire, Life Safety
Fire, Life Safety April 18, 2019

Sprinkler installations and obstructions

Sprinkler protection is an essential component of building fire and life safety. Sprinkler fire suppression systems are required to be installed with an understanding of the applicable standards and proper coordination among other building services throughout a project lifecycle.

By Roy Savio Fernandes, SFPE, Jensen Hughes, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fire, Life Safety March 29, 2019

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

Updates to NFPA 72-2019, electrical testing and commissioning considerations, electrical system commissioning, USP 797 and USP 800 compliance, and top strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, March 22-28. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety March 29, 2019

Visual perception and its impact on emergency illumination design

Emergency lighting provides illumination and wayfinding to allow building occupants to quickly and safely evacuate.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Fire, Life Safety March 28, 2019

World Trade Center building emergency lighting disasters

While overshadowed by the 9/11 attack, an earlier WTC terrorist bombing on Feb. 26, 1993, was an incredibly significant event in its own right.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
Fire, Life Safety March 26, 2019

Designing high-tech K-12 schools: Fire and life safety and HVAC

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, especially when it comes to fire and life safety and HVAC.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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