Suppression Systems
Suppression Systems December 27, 2018

Case study: Complex fire alarm system

Resorts require fire alarm systems with several devices connected to the fire alarm control unit.

By Gregory K. Shino, PE, and Cory M. Hillebrand, NV5, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems December 21, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, December 14-20

Salary survey results, standardizing NFPA 13, addressing cybersecurity concerns in building automation systems, medical center notification system case study, and curbing VFD harmonics in HVAC applications questions answered were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Dec. 14-20. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems December 13, 2018

How to design fire alarm notification systems

This mass notification and emergency communication system design discussion is holistic and includes all associated coordination requirements.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Suppression Systems December 13, 2018

Case study: Medical center notification system update

This example will share the fire alarm notification system design approach and construction challenges and resulting solutions at a medical center.

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, IMEG Corp., Rock Island, Ill.
Suppression Systems November 28, 2018

Exploring the requirements for fire pump retrofits

Identifying the impacts of retrofitting a fire pump into existing buildings and being code-compliant are challenging when working with existing buildings.

By Andrew J. Taggart, PE; Julie E. Brown, PE
Suppression Systems November 21, 2018

Designing health care facilities and medical campuses: Fire and life safety

Hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities are among the most demanding an engineer can tackle—technology is evolving rapidly, hospital managers are increasingly budget-conscious, and assist in saving lives. Fire and life safety is also a very important aspect designing these facilities.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Suppression Systems November 19, 2018

Critical factors when designing fire suppression systems

Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.

By RTM Associates
Suppression Systems October 30, 2018

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety

One of the Oct. 18, 2018, fire and life safety webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.

By William Koffel, PE, FSFPE and Joshua Greene, PE
Suppression Systems October 29, 2018

Standardizing NFPA 13

NFPA 13-2016 is applicable to all sprinkler system designs and installations, with the exception of sprinkler systems in low-rise residential buildings and one- and two-family dwellings and manufactured homes.

By Raymond A. Grill, PE, FSFPE, LEED AP
Suppression Systems October 29, 2018

2019 NFPA 13 reorganized

NFPA 13-2019 was updated and reorganized in many ways. Here’s what you need to know to keep up with the new edition.

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