Fire, Life Safety - Plumbing, Piping

Eight steps to determine plumbing system requirements

In nonresidential buildings, engineers should pay close attention to local codes, the Uniform... » more

Integrating plumbing into the overall design

Having a qualified, knowledgeable plumbing engineer involved in early planning will help select the... » more

How to perform a pipe stress analysis

Understanding the various types of pipe stresses, the process, and best practices are necessary to... » more

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Dewberry: High Point Regional Health Facilities building expansion

Electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing,... » more

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Fred + Pamela Buffett Cancer Center construction. Courtesy: HDR; Dan Schwalm, photographer

HDR: Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy,... » more

The Senate Chamber was well preserved at the project's completion. The preservation and repair of the historical fabric was only possible by finding new locations and pathways for the MEP systems. The systems were carefully coordinated in areas that protected the historical fabric while adding means for accessibility for long term maintenance. Courtesy: HGA Architects and Engineers

HGA Architects and Engineers: Minnesota State Capitol

Automation, controls; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC,... » more

The new Jerome L. Greene Science Center is intended to not only be a university-wide facility, but also be a welcoming presence that connects with its surrounding urban neighborhood. Considerable care was given as to how the building would interact with and activate the street level, with a sidewalk level that will become an open area for communal, cultural,and commercial exchange. Courtesy: Columbia University; Frank Oudeman, photographer

Jaros, Baum & Bolles: Jerome L. Green Science Center at Columbia University Manhattanville

Automation, controls; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC,... » more

Courtesy: Dewberry; Dave Huh, photographer Exterior of the hospital. Courtesy: exp; Harlan Hambright, photographer University of Nebraska Medical Center - Fred + Pamela Buffett Cancer Center construction. Courtesy: HDR; Dan Schwalm, photographer The Senate Chamber was well preserved at the project's completion. The preservation and repair of the historical fabric was only possible by finding new locations and pathways for the MEP systems. The systems were carefully coordinated in areas that protected the historical fabric while adding means for accessibility for long term maintenance. Courtesy: HGA Architects and Engineers The new Jerome L. Greene Science Center is intended to not only be a university-wide facility, but also be a welcoming presence that connects with its surrounding urban neighborhood. Considerable care was given as to how the building would interact with and activate the street level, with a sidewalk level that will become an open area for communal, cultural,and commercial exchange. Courtesy: Columbia University; Frank Oudeman, photographer

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Addressable control panel for fire suppression systems

Johnson Controls' AUTOPULSE Z-20 addressable control panel features templates designed to simplify clean-agent fire suppression application programming and a USB port to upload programs or download critical information such as...

Air venting valves

Manual and automatic air venting valves from AGF Manufacturing Inc. are designed to work alone or in tandem to eliminate as much air as possible from a wet fire sprinkler system to help reduce corrosion.

2017 Product of the Year winners

Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers have cast their votes for the 2017 Product of the Year; read about the winners. » more

Nitrogen generators

Potter’s IntelliGen Series of Nitrogen Generators are designed to generate on-site, 98%+ purity nitrogen for use in fire protection sprinkler systems. When used as a supervisory gas in fire sprinkler systems, nitrogen slows...

Explosion-proof smoke detectors

The Det-Tronics SmokeWatch is applicable to industrial HVAC duct-monitoring. » more

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Fire, life safety in office buildings

The 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study provides details about fire, life... » more

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