Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en Fire Protection Requirements for Health Care Facilities - An Overview of NFPA 99 http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities-overview-nfpa-99 <div class="field-byline"> William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, James K. Lathrop, FSFPE, Sharon S. Gilyeat, P.E., Samantha M. White, Kristin R. Steranka, Koffel Associates, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How requirements in the 2012 Edition have changed when compared with the 2005 edition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities-overview-nfpa-99" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities-overview-nfpa-99#comments content Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:41:00 +0000 8011 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Editor http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor <div class="field-byline"> Chris Jelenewicz, P.E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> A Mentor Who Transformed Our Profession </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last October the profession lost one of its legends. Professor John L. Bryan, known to his students and friends as the "Prof," left behind a legacy that was twofold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor#comments From the Technical Director Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:19:00 +0000 7981 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-48 <div class="field-byline"> Scott Rockwell Ph.D. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion Book Review </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fourth edition of Principles of Fire Behavior and Combustion by Gann and Friedman fills a niche in the fire safety education market striking a nice balance of qualitative explanations with qualitative calculations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-48#comments Viewpoint Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:14:00 +0000 7971 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Challenges in Fire Safety in a Society Facing a Rapidly Aging Population http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/challenges-fire-safety-society-facing-rapidly-aging-population <div class="field-byline"> Ai Sekizawa, Dr. Eng. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan will soon be a "super-aged" society. What are the implications for fire safety?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/challenges-fire-safety-society-facing-rapidly-aging-population" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/challenges-fire-safety-society-facing-rapidly-aging-population#comments content Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:12:00 +0000 8001 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Protecting and Aging Population With Cloud-Based Wireless Nurse Call http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/protecting-and-aging-population-cloud-based-wireless-nurse-call <div class="node-body article-body">As the North American population ages, an ever-increasing number of facilities catered to the needs of older people are being established.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/protecting-and-aging-population-cloud-based-wireless-nurse-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/protecting-and-aging-population-cloud-based-wireless-nurse-call#comments Flashpoints Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:02:00 +0000 7961 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-34 <div class="field-deck"> Research from FM Global Aims to Prevent Costly Fires in Data Centers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research from FM Global Aims to Prevent Costly Fires in Data Centers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-34#comments Flashpoints Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:00:00 +0000 7951 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-35 <div class="field-deck"> Nordic Countries Develop Fire Safety Specification </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nordic Countries Develop Fire Safety Specification</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-35" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-35#comments Flashpoints Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:58:00 +0000 7941 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Health Care and Fire Safety http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/health-care-and-fire-safety <div class="field-byline"> Chad Beebe, AIA, Eric Rosenbaum, P.E. FSFPE and Thomas Jaeger, P.E. FSFPE </div> <div class="field-deck"> 25 Years of Changes and Improvements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How changes in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities have impacted fire safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/health-care-and-fire-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/health-care-and-fire-safety#comments content Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:53:00 +0000 7931 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Health Care Fire Protection http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/health-care-fire-protection <div class="node-body article-body"><div> SFPE MEMBER ONLY WEBINARS:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> June 29, 2015</div> <div> Health Care Fire Protection</div> <div> Presented by Michael Crowley</div> <div> Virtual - 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank">www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/health-care-fire-protection#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:53:00 +0000 8121 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Post-Earthquake Fire Performance of Buildings http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/post-earthquake-fire-performance-buildings <div class="node-body article-body"><div> SFPE MEMBER ONLY WEBINARS:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> May 18, 2015</div> <div> Post-Earthquake Fire Performance of Buildings</div> <div> Presented by Brian Meacham</div> <div> Virtual - 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank">www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/post-earthquake-fire-performance-buildings#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:52:00 +0000 8111 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Proper Use of CFD Models http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/proper-use-cfd-models <div class="node-body article-body"><div> SFPE MEMBER ONLY WEBINARS:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> April 27, 2015</div> <div> Proper Use of CFD Models</div> <div> Presented by Daniel Rosberg</div> <div> Virtual - 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank">www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/proper-use-cfd-models#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:50:00 +0000 8101 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Chronicle of Death Foretold - The Kiss Nightclub Fire in Brazil http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/chronicle-death-foretold-kiss-nightclub-fire-brazil <div class="node-body article-body"><div> SFPE MEMBER ONLY WEBINARS:</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> March 30, 2015</div> <div> Chronicle of Death Foretold - The Kiss Nightclub Fire in Brazil</div> <div> Presented by Jaime Moncada</div> <div> Virtual - 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank">www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/chronicle-death-foretold-kiss-nightclub-fire-brazil#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:49:00 +0000 8091 at http://magazine.sfpe.org SFPE North America Conference & Expo: Freedom to Design http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/sfpe-north-america-conference-expo-freedom-design <div class="node-body article-body"><div> November 8-13, 2015</div> <div> Philadelphia, PA, USA</div> <div> Info:<a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank"> www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/sfpe-north-america-conference-expo-freedom-design#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:47:00 +0000 8081 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 6th International Symposium Human Behaviour in Fire 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/6th-international-symposium-human-behaviour-fire-2015-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> September 28-30, 2015</div> <div> Cambridge, UK</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.intersciencecomms.co.uk" target="_blank">www.intersciencecomms.co.uk</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/6th-international-symposium-human-behaviour-fire-2015-0#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:46:00 +0000 8071 at http://magazine.sfpe.org NFPA Conference & Expo http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/nfpa-conference-expo-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> June 22-25, 2015</div> <div> Chicago, IL, USA</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.nfpa.org" target="_blank">www.nfpa.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/nfpa-conference-expo-0#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:45:00 +0000 8061 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 2nd European Symposium on Fire Safety Science http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/2nd-european-symposium-fire-safety-science-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div> June 16-18, 2015</div> <div> Nicosia, Cyprus</div> <div> Info: <a href="mailto:safety@euc.ac.cy">safety@euc.ac.cy</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/2nd-european-symposium-fire-safety-science-0#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:43:00 +0000 8051 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 1st SFPE Europe Conference: Fire Safety Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/1st-sfpe-europe-conference-fire-safety-engineering <div class="node-body article-body"><div> June 4- 5, 2015</div> <div> 1st SFPE Europe Conference: Fire Safety&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Engineering</span></div> <div> Copenhagen, Denmark</div> <div> Info: <a href="http://www.sfpe.org" target="_blank">www.sfpe.org</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/1st-sfpe-europe-conference-fire-safety-engineering#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:42:00 +0000 8041 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Symposium (SupDet 2015) http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/suppression-detection-and-signaling-research-and-applications-symposium-supdet-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>March 3-6 2015<br /> <span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Orlando, FL<br /> Info:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nfpa.org" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">www.nfpa.org</span></a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/suppression-detection-and-signaling-research-and-applications-symposium-supdet-2015#comments News and Events Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:39:00 +0000 8031 at http://magazine.sfpe.org The Most Important Technological Breakthrough of the 20th Century http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/most-important-technological-breakthrough-20th-century <div class="field-byline"> David A. Lucht, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of the history of the home smoke alarm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/most-important-technological-breakthrough-20th-century" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/most-important-technological-breakthrough-20th-century#comments content Mon, 02 Feb 2015 01:39:00 +0000 7991 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 1st Quarter 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2015-02-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Health Care and Fire Safety<br /> <span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">25 Years of Changes and Improvements</span></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> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:00:00 +0000 8021 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Join us in Brisbane in 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/join-us-brisbane-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Second International Conference on Performance-based and Lifecycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015) will be held in Brisbane, Australia from 9-11 December 2015 at the Brisbane Convention &amp; Exhibition Centre.</p> <p>This upcoming event will be organised by the School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland together with the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2015/01/Brisbane_FigA.png" style="width: 462px; height: 322px;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/join-us-brisbane-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/join-us-brisbane-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:54:00 +0000 7701 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 96 - The Basis for Recommending the 520 Hz Fire Alarm Signal http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-96-basis-recommending-520-hz-fire-alarm-signal <div class="node-body page-body">Smoke and other fire alarms are intended to warn people of the presence of an unwanted fire so that they can take appropriate action such as extinguishing the fire</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-96-basis-recommending-520-hz-fire-alarm-signal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:21:34 +0000 7681 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 95 - Changes to NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2015 Edition http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-95-changes-nfpa-101-life-safety-code-2015-edition <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>Changes to NFPA 101</strong><strong><sup>&reg;</sup>, Life Safety Code<sup>&reg;</sup>, 2015 Edition</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Kristin Bigda, P.E., Senior Fire Protection Engineer, NFPA</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-95-changes-nfpa-101-life-safety-code-2015-edition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 15 Dec 2014 01:34:22 +0000 7671 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 94 - Intelligibility Requirements of NFPA 72 – Dispelling the Myths http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-94-intelligibility-requirements-nfpa-72-dispelling-myths <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>Intelligibility Requirements of NFPA 72 &ndash; Dispelling the Myths</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Ray Grill, P.E., FSFPE, Principal, ARUP</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-94-intelligibility-requirements-nfpa-72-dispelling-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:50:35 +0000 7631 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 93 - Maintaining Sprinkler Systems As They Age http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-93-maintaining-sprinkler-systems-they-age <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/08/ETlogoSFPE_v3small.png" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Issue 93 &ndash; November 2014 </strong></p> </div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <hr noshade="noshade" /> <p align="center"><strong>Maintaining Sprinkler Systems As They Age</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-93-maintaining-sprinkler-systems-they-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:37:48 +0000 7621 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Many Scholarships Available for Fire Protection Engineering Students Go Unclaimed http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed <div class="node-body article-body">Many SFPE chapters offer scholarships for fire protection engineering students. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/many-scholarships-available-fire-protection-engineering-students-go-unclaimed#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:39:00 +0000 7591 at http://magazine.sfpe.org International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering a Huge Success http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success <div class="node-body article-body">Going into its fifth year, the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) program in Europe has become a huge success. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/international-master-science-fire-safety-engineering-huge-success#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:09:00 +0000 7581 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Online Resources Available for Those Interested in Finding Out More http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more <div class="node-body article-body">SFPE provides resources for those who are interested in finding out why fire protection engineering is an exciting and rewarding career.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/online-resources-available-those-interested-finding-out-more#comments content Sun, 02 Nov 2014 00:05:00 +0000 7571 at http://magazine.sfpe.org SFPE Global Student Chapters Enhance the College Experience http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience <div class="node-body article-body">SFPE student chapters are located throughout the world on college campuses that offer fire protection programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/sfpe-global-student-chapters-enhance-college-experience#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:53:00 +0000 7561 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Facing The Future http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future <div class="field-byline"> Casey C. Grant, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="field-deck"> Alternative Energy and Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alternative Energy and Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/facing-future#comments content Sat, 01 Nov 2014 15:39:00 +0000 7551 at http://magazine.sfpe.org