Suppression Systems

Engineers and designers at Southland Industries used multisystem, or multitrade, pipe racks that integrated into the building access and structure. Courtesy: Southland Industries
Fire, Life Safety June 4, 2021

Specifying fire, life safety systems in manufacturing, warehouse buildings

Warehouse, manufacturing and logistics facilities need engineering experts to specify various fire and life safety systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Fire, Life Safety May 26, 2021

Choosing active and passive fire protection systems

A combination of active and passive fire protection systems is needed to address the factor of human behavior in the built environment

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE; Kevin M. Black, PE
Courtesy: CDM Smith
Fire, Life Safety April 26, 2021

Fire protection challenges in storage spaces

Fire sprinklers for high-piled storage continues to evolve as challenges arise and technologies are developed, tested and implemented, driving forward the levels of protection

By Jarron Gass
Courtesy: Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company Inc.
Fire, Life Safety April 26, 2021

The history of fire sprinkler systems and their problems

Fire sprinklers have evolved over the years to account for larger warehouse facilities

By Jarron Gass
Courtesy: Christopher Barrett Photography, CannonDesign
Fire, Life Safety March 29, 2021

Enhancing learning in K-12 schools: Fire and life safety

Students and teachers benefit from many fire and life safety engineering technologies in K-12 schools

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: James Steinkamp, WSP
Fire, Life Safety December 23, 2020

Designing flexible, safe labs: Fire and life safety

Safety, budget and flexibility are key factors when designing laboratory and research space

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: LAN
Fire, Life Safety November 30, 2020

Designing, retrofitting hospitals during COVID: Fire and life safety

While COVID-19 has changed many aspects in a health care facility, some things remain identical, including fire and life safety systems

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: WSP USA
Fire, Life Safety November 19, 2020

Understanding fire pumps, their applications and sizing

Learn about fire pump types, drivers, sizing and components

By Vincent T. Favale
Courtesy: LAN
Fire, Life Safety October 28, 2020

Students, tech, COVID drive higher ed design fire, life safety design

College and university building design is being driven by student needs, technology and new air quality demands

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Fire, Life Safety October 27, 2020

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety system design

Several questions about fire protection, life safety and NFPA codes were not addressed during the live event. Learn more in this Q&A

By Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, LEED AP