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Tips to design multifamily and mixed-use buildings: Fire, life safety

Multifamily dwellings and mixed-use buildings are becoming more prevalent. Some best practices are... » more

The benefits and challenges of wireless fire alarm systems

Although designers should consider wireless fire alarm systems for their portability, easy... » more

Applying NFPA 99 to health care facilities

The impact of applying NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code to hospitals and health care... » more

High expectations for high-performance buildings: fire and life safety

High-performance buildings are intricate, complex projects that require attention—qualified, expert... » more

Finding certainty in uncertainty: What health care can expect in 2017

There are a lot of unknowns about what health care will look like under the new presidential... » more

NFPA 92: Why it matters, how to use it, and changes to anticipate in 2018

NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems provides fire protection engineers with guidance for... » more

How to use performance-based design for fire protection systems

The fire protection engineer must work within the prescriptive constraints of the building codes... » more

How to select a clean agent fire suppression system

Fire protection engineers should understand which clean agent fire suppression system is most... » more

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Fire pump models

Armstrong Fluid Technology has added two horizontal split case (HSC) models with tilted parting design to its fireset pump line. » more

Aspirating smoke detector

Honeywell's Xtralis VESDA-E VEP smoke detector offers improved detection performance and touch screen display. » more

Innovative groove system for piping

Victaulic has launched its FireLock Innovative Groove System (IGS) for 1-in. fire protection piping.

PEX press fittings

Viega PEX Press fittings make consistent, reliable PEX tubing connections.

Clamped explosion-proof enclosure

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds offers a clamped EBMX explosion-proof enclosure.


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Fire & Life Safety Research

Fire, life safety in office buildings

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study provides details about fire, life... » more

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Video: Fly drone with thermographic camera to evaluate...

Glumac's drone pilot recently flew over the Edith... » more

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Poll of the Week

At what level are you involved in specifying Internet of Things (IoT) products and systems?
Very high level, it is part of my regular specifications
High level, though not in every project
High level, though only for certain clients or projects
Low level, it is rarely requested in specifications
Low level, clients know little or nothing about it
What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

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