Suppression Systems
Suppression Systems February 15, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, February 8-14

The top strategies to deal with turbulent times in the engineering industry, designing power systems for high-performance buildings, LED lighting and control system design considerations, designing fire alarm notification systems, and USP 797 and USP 800 compliance were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 8-14. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems February 15, 2019

Addressable damper controller

With the ADC105 connected to a SIMPLEX fire alarm system, it allows continuous monitoring and alarm capability if something should go wrong.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems February 14, 2019

Case Study: Health care facility design and being code-compliant

It’s vital for consulting engineers to not only identify the applicable codes and standards but also know the building and owner’s needs.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Suppression Systems February 1, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 25-31

Augmented reality in building design and construction, how to design fire alarm notification systems, AHUs in HVAC design configuration, designing power systems for high performance buildings, and generator questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 25-31. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems January 31, 2019

Changes to NFPA 101-2018

NFPA 101-2018: Life Safety Code has three important updates that are vital to fire protection engineers.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Suppression Systems January 25, 2019

Three-sided angle installation for fire and combination fire smoke dampers

This method is ideal for installations where the damper sleeve is tight up against a wall, floor, or other obstruction with no room for a retaining angle on one side.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems January 18, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, January 11-17

Designing safe laboratories and research facilities; designing power systems for co-location data centers; how to design fire alarm notification systems; tips for transformer design in industrial buildings; and emergency, standby, and backup generators questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jan. 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems December 28, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 21-27

Salary survey results, requirements for fire pump retrofits, data center co-location electrical system design, critical factors when designing fire suppression systems, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 21-27. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems December 27, 2018

Case study: Sprinklers and smoke detection

Based on several tests, hotel occupancy can be safer with both smoke detectors and sprinklers.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems December 27, 2018

Complex fire alarm system design and commissioning

Fire protection engineers should determine the level of complexity needed in a fire alarm system design based on the building size/type and design a system that meets code requirements accordingly.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas