Fire, Life Safety

Table 3: Conditions for fire and explosion hazards. Courtesy: Stonehouse Process Safety Inc.
Fire, Life Safety August 12, 2019

NFPA 652 compliance starts with a dust hazard analysis

Combustible dust safety standard requires understanding the codes.

By Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.
Fire, Life Safety August 9, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 2-August 8

Read the best articles from the past week. HVAC and fire suppression piping, Standard 189.1, technologies to watch in fire and life safety, codes and standards in health care facilities and nuanced design strategies for senior living facilities.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety August 6, 2019

Modern codes and mass timber buildings

Building codes and construction techniques have evolved since the 850-year old Notre-Dame was built, leading to a recent resurgence of mass timber buildings

By Mariah Seaboldt, PE, AKF Group, Boston
Fire, Life Safety August 5, 2019

What is a unified mass notification ecosystem?

Fire and life safety professionals need to leverage notification assets to get the emergency message out to the affected group as soon as possible

By Isaac Chen CCIE, MISSP, and Michael Amorello, WELL AP, WSP, San Francisco
Fire, Life Safety August 2, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 26-August 1

Read the best articles from the past week. Managing an engineering career, electrical and power design in government facilities, generators as an alternative power supply, HVAC and plumbing in government facilities, and fire alarm notification design best practices.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety August 2, 2019

Hot topics: Takeaways from NFPA Conference & Expo

Below are some key takeaways featuring hot topics throughout the fire and life safety industry.

By Steve Dryden
Fire, Life Safety July 26, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 19-25

Read the best articles from the past week. Generators as an alternative power supply, implementing NFPA 99-2018, electrical and power study results, five design concepts for laboratory success and best practices for fire alarm notification design.

By McKenzie Burns
Fire, Life Safety July 25, 2019

Government facility design: Fire and life safety

Consulting engineers are working on government, state, municipal, federal, correctional and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety July 25, 2019

Automatic air venting valve

This patent-pending, one-piece isolation valve with strainer and purge with hose thread is designed to allow for the rapid purging of air from the pipes as the system is filled and the venting of excess air once the system is filled.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety July 19, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 12-18

Read the best articles from the past week. Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, best practices for fire alarm notification design, integrating direct digital controls and technologies to watch in fire & life safety.

By McKenzie Burns