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Suppression Systems September 7, 2018

How to write your firm’s fire protection specifications using NFPA 13

Using NFPA 13 to specify fire protection systems can be done in various ways to ensure code compliance.

By Seth Wood, Johnson Controls, Cranston, R.I.
Suppression Systems August 30, 2018

Designing sports arenas, theaters,and other specialty structures: Fire/life safety

Specialty facilities like sports stadiums and theaters have to do more than host the entertainment these days—they’re full of technological bells and whistles and high client expectations when it comes to fire/life safety.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems August 29, 2018

Designing sports arenas, theaters, and other specialty structures

Specialty facilities like sports stadiums and theaters have to do more than host the entertainment these days—they’re full of technological bells and whistles and high client expectations.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems July 26, 2018

The benefits of integrated fire protection and life safety system testing

NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 explore integrated fire protection and life safety system testing and are vital to a building’s overall fire/life safety implementation.

By Allyn Vaughn, PE FSFPE, NV5, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems July 19, 2018

Examining government, state, municipal, federal, and military facilities: Fire and life safety

Government and military projects are among the toughest challenges an engineer can face. Demanding facility owners, tight budget limitations, safety concerns, and other factors all come into play. Here, engineers with experience in the field offer advice on how to succeed in regards to fire and life safety.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems July 12, 2018

Connectivity creates safer facilities

NFPA 72 updates focused on audio/visual signaling for mass notification and emergency communication systems can now be more efficient for occupant and building protection.

By Carmine Schiavone, Johnson Controls
Suppression Systems July 12, 2018

Evaluating high-rise wood construction

Advances in technology have allowed designers to challenge the status quo, think outside the box, and design high-rises comprised mostly of wood. It’s critical to understand the history associated with high-rise construction, current trends in the industry, and insights on the code-development process associated with high-rise wood construction.

By Nicholas A. Moriarty, PE, NV5, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems July 12, 2018

Q&A with Stephen DiGiovanni, chairman of AdHoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings

Stephen DiGiovanni, PE, chair of the International Code Council (ICC) Ad Hoc Committee for Tall Wood Buildings, answered questions about his role with the committee and some of the challenges he and the group have faced.

By Nicholas A. Moriarty, PE, NV5, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems July 2, 2018

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jun. 25 to Jul. 1

Parallel generator design, NFPA 99-2012 requirements, millennials in the workforce, performance-based design, and NFPA 92 were Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most clicked articles from last week, Jun. 25 to Jul. 1. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Suppression Systems June 11, 2018

Understanding the fire safety requirements in NFPA 99-2012

Learning the fire and life safety requirements of NFPA 99 as they relate to hospitals and health care facilities is critical.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE; Koffel Associates Inc., Columbia, Md.