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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
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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
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
Courtesy: Arup
Fire, Life Safety May 29, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: May 22-28, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 13-2019 revisions, 40 Under 40 winners, fire and life safety systems, public health laboratory safety and COVID-19 impacts.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Using a hybrid design approach to stairwell pressurization

While the design process for a stairwell pressurization system should account for many building specific variables and is anything but simple, the system used to achieve the performance criteria doesn’t have to be complicated

By Zach Ataiyan, PE
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Warehouse, manufacturing facilities go high-tech: Fire and life safety

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics buildings are more than simple boxy structures used to make products and store them before they move onto their next destination. Fire and life safety systems can be as complex and advanced as any other building

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety May 20, 2020

Three tips for legacy hospital smoke control systems

There are three considerations for working with existing smoke control systems in hospitals

By J. Alex Harwell, CHC