Codes and Standards - Fire, Life Safety

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, March 12-18

Overlooked ASHRAE 90.1 requirements, implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals, critical power unanswered... » more

Implementing NFPA 101 in hospitals

NFPA 101: Life Safety Code is a reference used for strategies to protect people based on building... » more

Adopting NFPA 101 in health care buildings

Explore the top 10 things to know about the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 for hospitals and health care... » more

Designing efficient office buildings with visual appeal: Codes and standards

Office buildings can be highly complex, with complicated features and advanced technology that must... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 22-28

NFPA 110 and NEC requirements, arc flash mitigation and solar systems, integrating fire alarm and... » more

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer Articles, Jan. 1-7

The 2017 HVAC study, designing fire protection systems, using various power sources, simplifying... » more

Designing for arc flash mitigation in solar photovoltaic systems

Rising solar capacity comes with rising risk. The challenge is mitigating that risk. » more

Designing passive and active fire protection systems

Fire protection engineers should consider the building's construction, fire suppression systems,... » more

The science behind laboratory and research facility projects: automation and controls and codes and standards

Engineers need to consider many factors for a lab or research facility so it can perform as needed.... » more

Proposed changes to NFPA 20-2019

The potential changes to the 2019 edition of NFPA 20 could have a great impact on fire protection... » more

Designing gravity feed fire protection systems

Gravity-fed standpipe and sprinkler systems are viable alternatives to traditional pumped,... » more

How to balance passive and active fire protection systems in building design

Both passive and active fire protection features should be included in the design to ensure... » more

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