Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety March 3, 2005

Fire Protection Markets Increase 15% Worldwide in 2004

The markets for fire protection showed high growth rates worldwide during 2003 and 2004—mainly in China—says a recent report from German consultant Helmut Kaiser Consultancy. Moreover, it is expected to increase 6% to 15% per year until 2008, depending on the segment. Fire-protection markets are more and more global for key applications, technologies and materials, says Helmut Kaiser, creating millions of new jobs. The market increase is being driven by more damage to assets, more fire events around the world, climate change but also new technologies and companies.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety April 1, 2004

CAD Society Presents Lifetime Award

The CAD Society announced L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E., publisher and CEO of CAD/CAM Publishing, Inc., as the winner of the 2004 CAD Society Industry Lifetime Achievement Award. The not-for-profit CAD industry user association presented the award on April 3 at COFES2004: The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software, held in Scottsdale, Ariz.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 1, 2003

Not so Distant Learning

Distance learning and distance recruiting were on the minds of a number of people attending a session on the topic. The panel, including representatives from fire-protection firms, universities and professional associations who provide such offerings, universally noted the movement is growing slowly but steadily.

By Staff
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety October 21, 2002

NFPA Reports Variances in Fire Death Rates among States

Although fire deaths in the United States have declined significantly from 5,804 in 1980 to 3,347 in 1999, there are big variations between states, according to an analysis of fire death patterns by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety May 20, 2002

SFPE Updates Fire Protection Engineering Guide

Providing a technical reference for fire-protection engineers, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers has released an updated version of its Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering.

By Staff