Fire, Life Safety
Fire, Life Safety May 20, 2019

Combining HVAC, fire suppression piping

Modern, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can stress a project budget with their additional energy-efficiency requirements. Combining HVAC water distribution with a fire suppression piping system can result in first-cost savings, which can improve system life cycle costs.

By Brian M. Runde, PE, LEED AP, Peter Basso Associates Inc., Troy, Michigan
Fire, Life Safety April 30, 2019

Top design trends in data centers: fire, life safety

An increasingly data-driven society demands advanced, high-performance data center facilities. Read on to learn the biggest fire and life safety challenges, emerging technologies and upcoming trends affecting data centers.

Fire, Life Safety April 26, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, April 19 to April 25

Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning, what's new in NFPA 72, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, designing high-tech k-12 schools, and electrical system development were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, April 19 to April 25. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety April 24, 2019

2018 Fire & Life Safety Study

Fire, life safety in office buildings

By Amanda Pelliccione
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