Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 22, 2013

Integration: Building automation and fire alarms

The building automation system can control all aspects of a building or campus, including its fire alarm system. This outlines best practices for integrating a fire alarm into a BAS.

By Jon Kapis; Rick Lewis; Craig Studer, PE; The RJA Group Inc.
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 22, 2013

Integration examples: Fire alarms and BAS

Examples of integrating building automation and fire alarm systems for special circumstances are shown.

By Jon Kapis; Rick Lewis; Craig Studer, PE; The RJA Group Inc.
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 19, 2013

Selective coordination in elevators

Selective coordination in elevators is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder.

By Keith Lane, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C, Lane Coburn & Assoc. LLC, Bothell, Wash.
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 15, 2013

Thomas Jefferson University – Jefferson Tower Construction and Edison Building

New construction, existing building renovation; Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Tower Construction and Edison Building; Stantec

By Stantec
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 15, 2013

Fire suppression system – 2013-08-15

The Victaulic Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System is designed specifically for information technology spaces and uses water and nitrogen in combined suspension to remove fire-sustaining oxygen.

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 9, 2013

Fire and carbon monoxide detector

System Sensor’s Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detector (AMCF/CO) combines fire and CO protection using one footprint and can sense multiple components of a fire.

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety July 24, 2013

Send in the engineering troops: Fire, life safety

Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Fire protection and life safety systems are of utmost importance.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety July 24, 2013

Send in the engineering troops

Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Here, engineers who’ve earned their stripes on such projects share advice on how to win the battle.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 25, 2013

Fire protection pumps: Updates to NFPA 20

Significant changes to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection include a requirement for an alternate flow measurement means for flow meters, modifications to the water mist fire pump requirements, and limited service controller requirements.

By Gayle Pennel, PE, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Glenview, Ill.
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety June 25, 2013

NFPA 20: More key factors to consider

Other issues you should be aware of with the additions to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20.

By Gayle Pennel, PE, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Glenview, Ill.