Suppression Systems

Fire, Life Safety February 11, 2020

What’s so special about office buildings? Learn about fire and life safety systems

Office buildings are complex structures containing automated features, energy-saving designs, high-tech equipment and other components as advanced as you’d find in any other state-of-the-art project. Fire protection engineers play a key role

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Codes and Standards January 28, 2020

Video: State of NFPA 3 Standard for Commissioning of Fire Protection & Life Safety Systems

This session will discuss why NFPA 3 was initially developed and how it evolved into a standard, who is involved in commissioning these systems and some common misconceptions related to commissioning them.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Fire, Life Safety January 22, 2020

How NFPA 101 defines building egress

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code provides fire protection engineers many resources for designing safe egress, along with several other life safety options

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Fire, Life Safety December 24, 2019

Lab, research facility design: Fire, life safety

Learn tips on how to design labs and research facilities — some of the most high-tech buildings around

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Safety December 9, 2019

Early fire detection saves cost

Effective improvement of preventive fire protection.

By Michael Daub and Torsten Welz
Electrical Systems November 26, 2019

Electrical design for smoke control systems

Engineers designing electrical infrastructure to support smoke control systems must be aware of the stringent requirements listed throughout multiple code sections

By Andrew Varilone, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Fire, Life Safety November 21, 2019

NFPA 20: Fire pump design

When designing a fire pump, there are a number of factors to keep in mind, particularly NFPA 20

By Tracey Foster, SET, CFPS, Dewberry, Raleigh, North Carolina
Fire, Life Safety November 18, 2019

Ask an expert: Hospitals, health care facilities: Fire and life safety

Health care facility designers are expected to keep pace with increasingly complex, advanced engineered systems and features

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety November 5, 2019

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety: Notification and communications systems

Questions not answered during the live “Fire and life safety: Notification and communications systems” webcast Oct. 30, 2019, are answered by the presenters

By William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, and Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, Arup
Fire, Life Safety October 31, 2019

2019 Fire & Life Safety Study

Fire, life safety in hospitals, health care facilities

By Amanda Pelliccione