Fire, Life Safety February 11, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about fire and life safety systems

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Fire protection engineers play a key role

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical, Power January 31, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: January 24-30

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical design for smoke control systems, NFPA 20 fire pumps, NEC 2017 changes, NFPA 101 defining egress, and NFPA 110-2019 changes.

By Chris Vavra
Codes and Standards January 28, 2020

Video: State of NFPA 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems

This session will discuss why NFPA 3 was initially developed and how it evolved into a standard, who is involved in commissioning these systems and some common misconceptions related to commissioning them.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Fire, Life Safety January 22, 2020

How NFPA 101 defines building egress

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code provides fire protection engineers many resources for designing safe egress, along with several other life safety options

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Fire, Life Safety January 21, 2020

January/February 2020 Consulting-Specifying Engineer

In this issue, learn about NFPA 101 and how it defines egress, HVAC energy-saving strategies and storage systems and why office buildings are special.

Fire, Life Safety January 20, 2020

Fire Dynamics & Building Materials: Designed to burn research

While nobody expects a building to burn, it happens every day; so, what can we, as an industry, do to design these buildings to be safer – even when they burn?

By Bob Renton
Codes and Standards January 14, 2020

How egress is planned using NFPA 101

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is one of the primary sources for the requirements of exit pathways

By Richard Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Fire, Life Safety December 24, 2019

Lab, research facility design: Fire, life safety

Learn tips on how to design labs and research facilities — some of the most high-tech buildings around

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Electrical Systems 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
Research November 25, 2019

Salaries remain flat, other compensation increases

Are your salary, bonuses and benefits on par with others in the industry? Review the latest data 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