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Suppression Systems July 12, 2019

Three technologies to watch in fire, life safety

While some of these systems have been available for some time, they are not yet readily accepted by fire and life safety experts

By Joshua D. Greene, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, Massachusetts
Suppression Systems June 27, 2019

Retail, restaurant and mixed-use facilities: Fire, life safety

What are the trickiest aspects of retail, restaurant and mixed-use projects and what trends lie ahead? Read on for solid advice from experienced professionals.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems June 21, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 14 to June 20

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: smoke control approaches in high-rise buildings, 2019 Product of the Year Finalists, sprinkler installation and obstructions, electrical system design and commissioning and the new norm of energy efficiency.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems June 17, 2019

Fire & Life Safety Study

Increased demand for fire, life safety systems

By Amanda Pelliccione
Suppression Systems June 14, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, June 7 to June 13

Read the best articles from the past week. Engineers and building professionals clicked on: electrical system design and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, 2019 Product of the Year finalists, understanding GFCI nuisances and arc flash hazards.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems May 31, 2019

Common smoke control approaches in high-rise buildings

A fire protection engineer’s approaches to smoke control in high-rise buildings may focus on the rationale behind such approaches — with consideration of the benefits, costs and potential pitfalls.

By Nathan B. Wittasek, PE, CFEI, LEED AP, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., Los Angeles
Suppression Systems May 28, 2019

Planning multifamily dwellings: Fire and life safety

Fire and life safety systems are of utmost importance in multifamily dwellings.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems May 24, 2019

Developing an NFPA 92 design analysis

By creating an NFPA 92 design analysis for smoke control systems, fire protection engineers can provide design fire scenarios and a detailed design report.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Suppression Systems May 24, 2019

Sample design fire scenario

Fire scenarios include relevant assumptions regarding the potential fire scenario and describe the meaning of the fire in terms that can be understood by the building owner.

By William E. Koffel, PE, FSFPE, Koffel Associates, Columbia, Md.
Suppression Systems May 21, 2019

Best practices for fire alarm notification design

As the functions and goals of fire alarm notification systems expand, the system layout must be effectively designed to provide a variety of vital signals. 

By Keely Barrett, PE, EIT, Page, Austin, Texas