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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
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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
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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
Events and Awards May 18, 2020

Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 2020 Issue

Read the May 2020 digital edition to learn about the 40 Under 40 winners as well as stories about smoke control, critical power systems and battling COVID-19.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Best practices for designing smoke control systems

By incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
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Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Case study: Super-tall building smoke control system

The Wilshire Grand Center project includes best practices in smoke control

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Caitlyn Angelini, PE, 35
Events and Awards May 14, 2020

2020 40 Under 40: Caitlyn Angelini, PE, 35

Senior Code Consultant, AKF Group, Boston; BS Civil Engineering and MS Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

By Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus