This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.
This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.
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Identifying the impacts of retrofitting a fire pump into existing buildings and being code-compliant are challenging when working with existing buildings.
Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Fire and life safety is also a very important aspect designing these facilities.
Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.
One of the Oct. 18, 2018, fire and life safety webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.
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NFPA 13-2019 was updated and reorganized in many ways. Here’s what you need to know to keep up with the new edition.
As technology advances in every field, the college and university students being prepped for future careers in those fields need the tech they’re learning with to keep up. That presents unique challenges for the engineers working on such structures—specifying advanced systems that satisfy the unique needs of each institution. Here, professionals with experience in the area offer advice on how to tackle such facilities and receive top marks.