Fire and Life Safety

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
Fire and Life Safety January 12, 2023

Office fire systems change, accommodating new work styles

To appeal to various clients and work styles, office building fire system design is being updated

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire and Life Safety January 9, 2023

NFPA 13 performance-based design solutions

This article will discuss two types of designs for fire and life safety systems: prescriptive and performance-based design

By Hannah Murray
Fire and Life Safety November 21, 2022

Back to basics: Fire pump electrical design guide

This quick reference offers a guide for fire pump electrical design

By Rachel Stencel
Fire and Life Safety November 15, 2022

Health care building design model shifts for fire, life safety

As hospitals and health care facilities evolve, the fire and life safety systems within them must change

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer