Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety September 4, 2013

High-profile shootings spur rapid growth of market for US school security system integration

IHS reports that the market for school security system integration to rise by more than 80% from 2012 to 2017 to $4.9 billion.

By IHS Inc.
Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety September 3, 2013

LED fidelity speaker line

Cooper Notification’s Wheelock Exceder LED Series produces high-fidelity sound output for indoor wall-mount applications and has a frequency response from 300 to 8000 Hz.

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 29, 2013

Pump controller

JP jockey pump controllers by Tornatech control jockey pumps by preventing the fire pump from starting due to small leaks in the sprinkler system.

Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety August 28, 2013

Tips and tricks for commissioning, balancing buildings: Fire and life safety

Building commissioning is one of the most important (and complex) types of projects an engineer can be tasked with. Fire and life safety systems—including smoke detection—are discussed.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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.