Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en November 30, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-30-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only Webinar</p> <p>Property Risk Optimization by Predictive</p> <p>Hazard Evaluation Tool (PROPHET)</p> <p>Presented by Austin Anderson, University of</p> <p>Texas at Austin</p> <p>Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EST</p> <p>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-30-2015-0#comments News and Events Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:21:00 +0000 8691 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Changes to NFPA 13: Tying the Need to Research to Changes in the Standard http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/changes-nfpa-13-tying-need-research-changes-standard <div class="field-byline"> Carl Anderson, P. E . </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How NFPA 13 keeps pace with the rapidly changing challenges presented by today’s built environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/changes-nfpa-13-tying-need-research-changes-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/changes-nfpa-13-tying-need-research-changes-standard#comments content Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:49:00 +0000 8471 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Protecting Canada's Vulnerable http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/protecting-canadas-vulnerable <div class="field-byline"> Lui Tai, P. Eng., and Anthony Fallone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retrofitting senior-living facilities with automatic sprinklers may help improve fire safety over the long term.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/protecting-canadas-vulnerable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/protecting-canadas-vulnerable#comments content Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:43:00 +0000 8461 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Water Supply Fluctuations http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/water-supply-fluctuations <div class="field-byline"> Joseph E. Kurry, P.E., and Mark Hopkins, P.E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Problem With Using a Single Flow Test for Sprinkler System Design </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Guidance for system designers faced with water supply challenges while designing sprinkler systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/water-supply-fluctuations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/water-supply-fluctuations#comments content Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:32:00 +0000 8451 at http://magazine.sfpe.org The Return of the In-Rack Sprinkler http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/return-rack-sprinkler <div class="field-byline"> Steve Wolin, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New storage fire challenges have led to renewed research into more efficient in-rack sprinkler systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/return-rack-sprinkler" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/return-rack-sprinkler#comments content Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:08:00 +0000 8441 at http://magazine.sfpe.org October 28, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/october-28-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only Webinar</p> <p>Roof Fire Spread Factors with Roof-Mounted</p> <p>Solar Panels</p> <p>Presented by Dick Davis, P.E., FSFPE, Sr.</p> <p>Engineering Technical Specialist, FM Global</p> <p>Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</p> <p>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/october-28-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:19:00 +0000 8681 at http://magazine.sfpe.org September 28, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/september-28-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only Webinar</p> <p>Tragedy at L&rsquo;Isle Verte - Fire Protection</p> <p>Engineering Perspectives</p> <p>Presented by Mike Hennegan, P.Eng., Design</p> <p>&amp; Production Engineer, MLH Fire Protection</p> <p>Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</p> <p>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/september-28-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:17:00 +0000 8671 at http://magazine.sfpe.org August 31, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/august-31-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only Webinar</p> <p>Water Mist Protection of a Power Generation</p> <p>Facility &ndash; A 9-Year Case Study</p> <p>Presented by Steve Carter, Vice President of</p> <p>Engineering, Orr Protection Systems</p> <p>Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</p> <p>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/august-31-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:15:00 +0000 8661 at http://magazine.sfpe.org July 27, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-27-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only Webinar</p> <p>Tall Timber Buildings &ndash; Compliance and</p> <p>Engineering Solutions</p> <p>Presented by David Barber, Principal, Arup</p> <p>Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</p> <p>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-27-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:12:00 +0000 8651 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 13, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-13-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Smoke Control Session II: Design Fires, Atrium Control and<br /> Tenability Systems<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-13-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:11:00 +0000 8641 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 13, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-13-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fire and Life Safety Design of Very Tall Buildings: Challenges and<br /> Strategies<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-13-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:10:00 +0000 8631 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 12, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-12-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Smoke Control Session I: Fundamentals &amp; Pressurization Systems<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-12-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:09:00 +0000 8621 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 12, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-12-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hydraulic Calculations for Fire Sprinkler System<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info:<a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15"> bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-12-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:07:00 +0000 8611 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 11, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Protecting Flammable and Combustible Liquids<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:06:00 +0000 8601 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 11 – 13, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-13-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Principles of Fire Protection Engineering<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info:<a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15"> bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-13-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:04:00 +0000 8591 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 11, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Industrial Special Hazard Fire Protection<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:03:00 +0000 8581 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 11 – 12, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-12-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Beyond Cause &amp; Origin: Engineering Analysis of Building Fire<br /> Loews Philadelphia Hotel<br /> Info: <a href="http://bit.ly/SFPEConf15">bit.ly/SFPEConf15</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-11-12-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:01:00 +0000 8571 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 8 – 13, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-8-13-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE North America Conference &amp; Expo: Freedom to Design<br /> Philadelphia, PA<br /> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-8-13-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:00:00 +0000 8561 at http://magazine.sfpe.org July – October 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-october-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fire Protection Engineering P.E. Exam<br /> Online Prep Course Virtual<br /> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-october-2015-0#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:57:00 +0000 8551 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 2015 SFPE North American Conference & Expo Marks SFPE’s 65th Anniversary http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/2015-sfpe-north-american-conference-expo-marks-sfpe-s-65th-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title></title> <p><strong>2015 SFPE North American Conference</strong><strong> &amp; Expo Marks SFPE&rsquo;s 65th Anniversary</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/2015-sfpe-north-american-conference-expo-marks-sfpe-s-65th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/2015-sfpe-north-american-conference-expo-marks-sfpe-s-65th-anniversary#comments content Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:37:00 +0000 8541 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-49 <div class="node-body article-body"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title></title> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2015/07/FigA_4.png" style="width: 119px; height: 99px;" /></td> <td> <p><strong>Superwool&reg; Pyro-Bloc&reg; Modules</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-49#comments Products/Literature Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:32:00 +0000 8531 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-39 <div class="field-deck"> Technical Guidelines for Fire Safety in Timber Buildings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technical Guidelines for Fire Safety in Timber Buildings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-39" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-39#comments Flashpoints Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:29:00 +0000 8521 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-38 <div class="field-deck"> Research Attempts to Quantify Environmental Impact of Fire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research Attempts to Quantify Environmental Impact of Fire</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-38" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-38#comments Flashpoints Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:24:00 +0000 8511 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-51 <div class="field-byline"> Tom Pedersen </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Necessity of Fire Safety and Fire Sprinkler Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title></title> <p>Fires are a potential risk to large retail companies. With hundreds of thousands of visitors at their premises every day, life safety is, of course, a primary concern for all responsible retailers, but the risk of property loss and damage to the brand value are also major concerns.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-51" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-51#comments Viewpoint Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:20:00 +0000 8501 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From The Technical Editor http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-1 <div class="field-deck"> Designing Sprinkler Systems is Much More Than Saying, “Comply with NFPA 13” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title></title> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2015/07/FigA_3.png" style="width: 131px; height: 146px;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-1#comments From the Technical Director Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:15:00 +0000 8491 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 3rd Quarter 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2015-07-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Return of the In-Rack Sprinkler</p> <p>New Storage Fire Challenges Have Led to Renewed Research Into More Efficient In-Rack Sprinkler Systems</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 8481 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 100 - Robotics in Firefighting http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-100-robotics-firefighting <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/11/SFPEweb.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Robotics in Firefighting</strong></p> <p>By Brian Y. Lattimer, Ph.D.</p> <p>The use of robotic systems in firefighting is being increasingly studied due to firefighters routinely being exposed to dangerous conditions to save lives.&nbsp; In 2011, 70,090 firefighters in the U.S. alone were injured in the line of duty with 61 deaths.<sup>1, 2</sup>&nbsp;</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-100-robotics-firefighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:17:22 +0000 8431 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 99 - Fires in Photovoltaic Systems: Lessons Learned from Fire Investigations in Italy http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-99-fires-photovoltaic-systems-lessons-learned-fire-investigations-italy <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/11/SFPEweb.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Fires in Photovoltaic Systems: <em>Lessons Learned from Fire Investigations in Italy</em> </strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Luca Fiorentini, Luca Marmo, Enrico Danzi and Vincenzo Puccia </em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-99-fires-photovoltaic-systems-lessons-learned-fire-investigations-italy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 28 May 2015 02:35:21 +0000 8421 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 98 - Evolution of “Podium” Buildings in Contemporary Building Codes http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-98-evolution-podium-buildings-contemporary-building-codes <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/11/SFPEweb.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><strong>Evolution of &ldquo;Podium&rdquo; Buildings in Contemporary Building Codes</strong></p> <p><strong>By Chris Johnson</strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-98-evolution-podium-buildings-contemporary-building-codes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> content Structural Fire Resistance Sun, 17 May 2015 16:11:02 +0000 8411 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 30, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-30-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Members Only</p> <p class="p1">Property Risk Optimization by Predictive</p> <p class="p1">Hazard Evaluation Tool (PROPHET)</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Austin Anderson, University of</p> <p class="p1">Texas at Austin</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EST</p> <p class="p1"><b>Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org">www.sfpe.org</a></b></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-30-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:53:00 +0000 8391 at http://magazine.sfpe.org