Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 13, 2022

Webcast: Fire and life safety: Suppression systems

This webcast on July 21, 2022, will explain the minimum building codes/standards that govern fire suppression systems, such as the International Building Code, International Fire Code and a variety of NFPA codes and standards.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 6, 2022

What makes a fire sprinkler special?

Special sprinklers provide unique solutions for conditions that are not adequately addressed by standard spray sprinklers, though they come with limitations on use that designers should familiarize themselves with

By Kyle J. Lehman
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 3, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content: May 27 to June 2, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered 40 Under 40 winners, smoke control systems, NFPA 72-2022, HVAC systems and K-12 schools.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 1, 2022

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed content, May 2022

Read the best content in May 2022 including: 40 Under 40 winners, NFPA 72-2022, hospitals and electrification, smoke control systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety May 26, 2022

Understanding the NFPA 13-2022 updates

An overview of the adopted changes of NFPA 13 offers insights into what changes are imminent

By Jarron Gass
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety May 23, 2022

Case study: Airport fire protection design

Gates at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were overhauled for the life safety, code consulting, fire alarm and fire protection system design

By Paul Roland, Mark Hayes & Adriana Alvarado
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety May 6, 2022

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content: April 29 to May 5, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered NFPA 72 changes, smoke control systems, electrification, electrical power quality options and air movement.

By Chris Vavra
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety April 28, 2022

What to know about the 2022 edition of NFPA 72

The 2022 edition of NFPA 72 has a number of changes. These changes can be implemented before the adoption of the code to enhance a fire alarm’s system design

By Raymond A. Grill
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety April 25, 2022

What every engineer designing smoke control systems should know

This outlines the design requirements and their basis for smoke control systems

By James A. Milke
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety April 21, 2022

A guide to fire alarm interdisciplinary coordination

To ensure a smooth bidding and construction process, coordinating the fire alarm with other design disciplines is beneficial to all project stakeholders

By Robert Kranz