Regardless of whether the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to your next project, fire protection engineers need to be aware of the changes to the standard.
Office building clients demand sustainability, flexibility, and cost conservation in both new and existing buildings.
When working on mixed-use buildings, engineers must address many needs in one building. Fire and life safety issues are discussed here.
Water mist systems are used as fire protection in buildings with sensitive equipment or materials.
While starting from scratch on a not-yet-built structure can be taxing, engineering systems on existing buildings presents a unique set of challenges. Here, experts in the field offer advice on how to best make such systems fall into place, particularly fire and life safety systems.
Increased domestic water heating equipment efficiencies and numerous system configurations offer design professionals more tools to save energy and meet the building and client requirements.
Gray water system codes are still a gray area. Here are some tips for engineering a nonpotable water system.