Other issues you should be aware of with the additions to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20.
Manufacturing and industrial facilities have some unusual engineering requirements, especially fire and life safety systems.
Fire protection engineers must know what factors come into play when deciding on and recommending a fire protection system.
Fire alarm and suppression system upgrade greatly simplifies fire alarm monitoring and control while enhancing life safety.
Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Fire and life safety topics are discussed by five consulting engineers.
NFPA 3 takes a contemporary approach to construction and focuses on commissioning the fire and life safety systems throughout a project, rather than at the end.
Piping is used within many building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, specialty chemicals and fluids, and fire protection. Knowing what type of piping to use in a specific application can help preserve the life of a system or avoid a catastrophic failure.
Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority for consulting engineers. Engineers discuss fire and life safety, fire suppression, and the complexity of data centers.
Regardless of whether the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to your next project, fire protection engineers need to be aware of the changes to the standard.
Smoke detectors can have a lifecycle of up to 20 years if certain design and installation recommendations are followed and if annual maintenance is performed for each detector. Given the tight budget of many companies in today's economy, a reliable fire system can be one less budget issue and one less concern for the owner, operator, or lessee.