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Plumbing, Pumping

Fire, Life Safety November 15, 2012

NFPA 20: Changes to the standard on fire pumps

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.

By Milosh Puchovsky, PE, FSFPE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass
Plumbing, Pumping October 22, 2012

Designing office space: Fire, life safety

Office building clients demand sustainability, flexibility, and cost conservation in both new and existing buildings.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping September 30, 2012

How to engineer systems in mixed-use buildings: Fire and life safety

When working on mixed-use buildings, engineers must address many needs in one building. Fire and life safety issues are discussed here.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping August 27, 2012

Water mist: A wise recipe for extinguishment

Water mist systems are used as fire protection in buildings with sensitive equipment or materials.

By Mark Bromann, SET, CFPS, Rally Fire Protection Services, Wheaton, Ill.
Plumbing, Pumping August 20, 2012

Retro-commissioning guidance: Fire and life safety

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.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Plumbing, Pumping July 18, 2012

Saving energy in water heating 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.

By Matt Dolan, PE, LEED AP BD+C, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping July 16, 2012

Tapping into the gray water well

Gray water system codes are still a gray area. Here are some tips for engineering a nonpotable water system.

By Mike Nishida, LEED AP, Syska Hennessy Group, Culver City, Calif.