Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

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Fire, Life Safety July 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, June 2021

Read the best articles in June 2021 including: Active and passive fire protection systems, HVAC specifying in warehouses, wireless lighting systems and more.

By Chris Vavra
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Fire, Life Safety June 18, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 11-17, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Fire protection systems, power for fire/life safety systems, modeling electrical systems, specifying HVAC systems and designing standby power systems.

By Chris Vavra
Engineers and designers at Southland Industries used multisystem, or multitrade, pipe racks that integrated into the building access and structure. Courtesy: Southland Industries
Fire, Life Safety June 4, 2021

Specifying fire, life safety systems in manufacturing, warehouse buildings

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various fire and life safety systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Fire, Life Safety May 26, 2021

Choosing active and passive fire protection systems

A combination of active and passive fire protection systems is needed to address the factor of human behavior in the built environment

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE; Kevin M. Black, PE
Courtesy: Koffel Associates
Fire, Life Safety May 25, 2021

Passive fire protection offers safety measures

A passive fire protection system, while sometimes omitted, is vital to occupants’ life safety

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Fire, Life Safety May 6, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, April 2021

Read the best articles in April 2021 including: NFPA 101, electrical system software, NFPA 72-2022, effective COVID-19 mitigation, NFPA 72-2022 and more.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: SmithGroup
Fire, Life Safety April 28, 2021

How to design data center fire, life safety systems

An expert panel provides engineering and design tips for fire and life safety systems in this Q&A

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Fire, Life Safety April 26, 2021

Fire protection challenges in storage spaces

Fire sprinklers for high-piled storage continues to evolve as challenges arise and technologies are developed, tested and implemented, driving forward the levels of protection

By Jarron Gass
Courtesy: Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company Inc.
Fire, Life Safety April 26, 2021

The history of fire sprinkler systems and their problems

Fire sprinklers have evolved over the years to account for larger warehouse facilities

By Jarron Gass
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Fire, Life Safety April 23, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: April 16-22, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 101 and COVID-19, rooftop units, ECM and VFDs, COVID-19 mitigation and lab opportunities.

By Chris Vavra