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Suppression Systems

Fire, Life Safety July 31, 2020

Best practices for designing fire, life safety in government buildings

Learn how to specify fire and life safety systems for government and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: ShauLin Hon, Slyworks Photography, Johnston, LLC
Fire, Life Safety July 5, 2020

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: June 26 to July 2, 2020

Read the best articles from the past week. NFPA 99 strategies, improve chiller plant performance, healthy buildings, chilled water plants and improving the workplace.

By Chris Vavra
Photos: Mary Blevins/Henderson Engineers
Fire, Life Safety June 17, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting retail, restaurants? Learn about fire, life safety

With consumers frequently enjoying delivered meals and shopping for goods online, brick-and-mortar restaurants and retail structures need to maintain fire and life safety standards

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
Fire, Life Safety May 27, 2020

Using a hybrid design approach to stairwell pressurization

While the design process for a stairwell pressurization system should account for many building specific variables and is anything but simple, the system used to achieve the performance criteria doesn’t have to be complicated

By Zach Ataiyan, PE
Courtesy: Dewberry
Fire, Life Safety May 20, 2020

Three tips for legacy hospital smoke control systems

There are three considerations for working with existing smoke control systems in hospitals

By J. Alex Harwell, CHC
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Best practices for designing smoke control systems

By incorporating NFPA 92 with best practices, fire protection engineers can successfully design smoke control systems for buildings

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Fire, Life Safety May 18, 2020

Case study: Super-tall building smoke control system

The Wilshire Grand Center project includes best practices in smoke control

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, CASp
Karen Schulte, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, 37
Events and Awards May 14, 2020

2020 40 Under 40: Karen Schulte, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, 37

Mechanical Project Engineer, Mueller Associates, Linthicum, Md.; Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

By Chris Vavra and Amara Rozgus
Courtesy: Henderson Engineers
Fire, Life Safety May 13, 2020

Changing airport firefighting foam suppression systems

If aqueous film-forming foam is not good for the environment or our health, why is it still in use?

By Steve Dryden
Fire, Life Safety April 28, 2020

Data centers achieve a new level of high-tech: Fire and life safety

Designing solutions for data center clients — whether hyperscale or colocation facilities — requires advanced engineering knowledge

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer