Fire and Life Safety

Figure 1: The 2024 edition of NFPA 101 has updated requirements for interior exit discharge. Courtesy: NFPA
Fire and Life Safety August 4, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer content: July 28-August 3, 2023

The top five articles in the past week covered upcoming changes to NFPA 101, BACnet for HVAC systems, codes for data centers and more

By Anna Steingruber
Fire and Life Safety July 20, 2023

When, how to use a team approach for integrating MEP systems with fire, life safety

Successful mechanical, electrical and plumbing integration with fire and life safety systems require significant investment from all angles

By John Herboth
Courtesy: Brett Sayles, CFE Media
Fire and Life Safety July 12, 2023

Fire alarm systems market to be worth $40.6 billion by 2033

The fire alarm systems market is projected to be worth $40.6 billion by 2033 thanks to steady growth in solution category and the business sector.

By Future Market Insights
Figure 5: Cardboard boxes on wood pallets. Courtesy: MAG Material Handling
Fire and Life Safety July 7, 2023

Case study: High-piled storage code reference

In this example, a high-piled storage warehouse included many different aspects.

By Patrick Veldenian
High-piled rack storage system. Courtesy: MAG Material Handling
Fire and Life Safety July 6, 2023

How to design fire sprinkler systems for high-piled storage

Learn the fire sprinkler code and requirements for high-piled storage systems design

By Patrick Veldenian
Fire and Life Safety June 20, 2023

What do you need to know about designing fire and life safety in data centers?

Will data centers get larger? More efficient? Use less water? Learn about the fire and life safety trends here

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire and Life Safety June 6, 2023

Best practices: Sprinklers and unrated glass partitions

In situations where building compartmentalization strategies using fire-resistance rated glass may not be an option, it may be possible to use sprinklers to design a code-compliant passive fire protection solution

By Jack DeVine
Fire and Life Safety April 7, 2023

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Content: March 31-April 6, 2023

The most viewed content from the past week covered fire alarm notification, lighting efficiency, codes and standards and more.

By Tyler Wall
Left: Thermally-operated units. Right: Manually-activated units, 2-unit configuration. Courtesy: Stat-X
Fire and Life Safety March 2, 2023

Fireaway announces United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval

Fireaway Inc. has announced receipt of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Certificate of Approval (COA) for its condensed aerosol fire suppression systems.

By Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems
Fire and Life Safety January 23, 2023

Assembly occupancy fires that wrote NFPA 101

Learn about some of the historic fires that helped formulate NFPA 101: Life Safety Code

By April Musser