Fire, Life Safety - Suppression Systems

Stand-alone health care buildings: Fire and life safety

Stand-alone medical buildings and specialized treatment facilities are engineering challenges, and... » more

Smoke control design considerations

Learn from this overview of NFPA 92: Standard for Smoke Control Systems, and how fire protection... » more

Simplifying the building code

Fire protection engineering codes are better—or are they? » more

Protecting data from fire

The current edition of NFPA 2001 outlines the use of clean agent fire suppression systems, which... » more

Case study: Fire protection for IDF, MDF rooms

Fire protection systems were selected for a building with intermediate distribution frame (IDF) or... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, May 2-8: Generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' design, more

Articles about generator demand-response programs, intelligent buildings, data centers' intricate... » more

Data centers’ intricate design: Fire and life safety

Data centers are important structures that hold vital information for businesses, schools, public... » more

Safe installation of electrically powered fire pumps

Electrically powered fire pumps must meet many strict codes, such as those set by FM, IRI, NEC, and... » more

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Products

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Emergency communications system

Safepath SP40S is a multi-use system for emergency messaging, paging, and voice evacuation. » more

2016 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote for this year's best products

Who will win gold in 2016? Consulting-Specifying Engineer announces the finalists for the 12th annual Product of the Year competition, and readers will have the final word. Cast your votes online here. » more

Fire, fire/smoke dampers

DFD, FD, and FSD series fire and combination fire/smoke dampers are approved for installation in horizontal, non-concrete, fire-rated barriers.  » more

Aspirating smoke detectors

FAAST XS aspirating smoke detectors enable users to better serve the needs of small data centers, environmentally challenging spaces like manufacturing or process plants.  » more

Dry valves

The FireLock NXT Series 768N Dry Valve provides simplified setup and design, ensuring ease of maintenance and speed of installation with a more intuitive trim layout.  » more

Webcasts

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Fire & Life Safety Research

Fire and life safety in data centers

The Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Fire and Life Safety Study... » more

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Videos

Video: Commissioning in the Real World: A Case Study

A recent commissioning project at the HP... » more

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