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.
Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.
One of the Oct. 18, 2018, fire and life safety webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.
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.
NFPA 13-2019 was updated and reorganized in many ways. Here’s what you need to know to keep up with the new edition.
As technology advances in every field, the college and university students being prepped for future careers in those fields need the tech they’re learning with to keep up. That presents unique challenges for the engineers working on such structures—specifying advanced systems that satisfy the unique needs of each institution. Here, professionals with experience in the area offer advice on how to tackle such facilities and receivetop marks in regard to fire and life safety.
More than half of engineers who responded to the 2018 Fire & Life Safety Study make product selections for college/university buildings.
Selecting pipe and piping materials involves many factors. Designers should approach these decisions and identify strengths and weaknesses of various pipe materials and connection methods.
Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2018 Product of the Year; read about the winners.
Using NFPA 13 to specify fire protection systems can be done in various ways to ensure code compliance.