MNS, ECS November 2, 2018

Changing of the Guard at Fire-Protection Associations

Two major fire-protection industry associations have issued announcements concerning officers and board members: The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has announced that members of its MasterFormat Expansion Task Team will receive a Technical Commendation at its 48th Annual CSI Convention. The presentation will take place on April 21 in Chicago during the event's opening general session. Team member Russell P. Fleming, P.E., executive vice president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), represents the fire sprinkler industry on the Task Expansion Team. MasterFormat Expansion Task Team members will be recognized for their contribution to CSI's technical programs through their work on MasterFormat 04.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff
MNS, ECS November 2, 2018

FCIA Promotes ‘Triad’ Solution

Chicago is the birthplace of the high-rise building and has been a world leader in building safety after the great Chicago fire in 1871. We applaud Mayor Daley, the City Council and the High Rise Building Safety Committee chaired by Alderman Bernard Stone for facilitating public discussion about fire and life safety in Chicago's buildings. During recent testimony at the City Council, we were saddened to hear from senior citizens as well as building owners and managers that might have to move elsewhere or shutter buildings due to the expense of the high-rise building sprinkler mandate. We, like this committee, believe Chicagoans should be protected from fire and smoke in buildings. However, we need to keep the economics of living and employing in Chicago affordable.

By Bill McHugh, Executive Director, Firestop Contractors International Assn., Wheaton, Ill.
MNS, ECS April 15, 2014

Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year finalists: Mass notification, emergency communication

Read about the 8 finalists in the Mass Notification, Emergency Communication category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2014 Product of the Year program.

By Chris Vavra
MNS, ECS April 8, 2013

Fire alarm, emergency communications system

The Farenhyt ECS line by Silent Knight delivers real-time communications over a supervised system that meets NFPA 72, UL 2572 and U.S. Dept. of Defense standards.

By Chris Vavra, Content Specialist
MNS, ECS January 4, 2013

Fire alarm and ECS voice amplifiers

NOTIFIER by Honeywell uses amplifiers for its fire alarm and emergency communications systems.

MNS, ECS May 25, 2012

Fire alarm unit

Silent Knight by Honeywell's Farenhyt emergency communication system.

MNS, ECS May 22, 2012

Designing an effective emergency communication system

Catastrophic events have changed the way fire protection engineers design emergency communication systems and mass notification systems.

By Robert J. Libby, PE, FSFPE, Hagatna, Guam; and Jon M. Evenson, LEED AP, Chica
MNS, ECS May 14, 2012

2012 40 Under 40: James P. Begley, PE, LEED AP, 38

Principal, TERPconsulting, Las Vegas

By Emma Renee Dutton, Content Specialist
MNS, ECS May 2, 2012

Advanced fire protection

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell has expanded its ECS portfolio with the E3 Series fire alarm and ECS.

MNS, ECS May 1, 2012

Migration solution for fire alarm systems

Siemens MXL systems can be upgraded to the current FireFinder XLS systems.