Suppression Systems

Suppression Systems August 12, 2019

Focus on specialty structures: Fire and life safety

Sports arenas, historical buildings, theaters and other specialty buildings require unique engineering design, especially in facilities with a lot of people

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems August 9, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: August 2-August 8

Read the best articles from the past week. HVAC and fire suppression piping, Standard 189.1, technologies to watch in fire and life safety, codes and standards in health care facilities and nuanced design strategies for senior living facilities.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems August 6, 2019

Modern codes and mass timber buildings

Building codes and construction techniques have evolved since the 850-year old Notre-Dame was built, leading to a recent resurgence of mass timber buildings

By Mariah Seaboldt, PE, AKF Group, Boston
Suppression Systems August 5, 2019

What is a unified mass notification ecosystem?

Fire and life safety professionals need to leverage notification assets to get the emergency message out to the affected group as soon as possible

By Isaac Chen CCIE, MISSP, and Michael Amorello, WELL AP, WSP, San Francisco
Suppression Systems July 25, 2019

Government facility design: Fire and life safety

Consulting engineers are working on government, state, municipal, federal, correctional and military buildings

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems July 25, 2019

Automatic air venting valve

This patent-pending, one-piece isolation valve with strainer and purge with hose thread is designed to allow for the rapid purging of air from the pipes as the system is filled and the venting of excess air once the system is filled.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems July 19, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 12-18

Read the best articles from the past week. Considerations for electrical testing and commissioning, sprinkler installations and obstructions, best practices for fire alarm notification design, integrating direct digital controls and technologies to watch in fire & life safety.

By McKenzie Burns
Suppression Systems July 12, 2019

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles July 5-11

Read the best articles from the past week. Electrical systems design to commissioning, resiliency and climate change, sprinkler installations and obstructions, best practices for fire alarm notification design and the 2019 lighting and lighting controls study.

By McKenzie Burns
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