Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en 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 October 28, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/october-28-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Members Only</p> <p class="p1">Roof Fire Spread Factors with Roof-Mounted</p> <p class="p1">Solar Panels</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Dick Davis, P.E., FSFPE, Sr.</p> <p class="p1">Engineering Technical Specialist, FM Global</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</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/october-28-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:52:00 +0000 8381 at http://magazine.sfpe.org September 28, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/september-28-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Members Only</p> <p class="p1">Tragedy at L&rsquo;Isle Verte - Fire Protection</p> <p class="p1">Engineering Perspectives</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Mike Hennegan, P.Eng., Design</p> <p class="p1">&amp; Production Engineer, MLH Fire Protection</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</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/september-28-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:51:00 +0000 8371 at http://magazine.sfpe.org August 31, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/august-31-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">Water Mist Protection of a Power Generation</p> <p class="p1">Facility &ndash; A 9-Year Case Study</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Steve Carter, Vice President of</p> <p class="p1">Engineering, Orr Protection Systems</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</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><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/august-31-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/august-31-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:48:00 +0000 8361 at http://magazine.sfpe.org July 27, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-27-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Members Only</p> <p class="p1">Tall Timber Buildings &ndash; Compliance and</p> <p class="p1">Engineering Solutions</p> <p class="p1">Presented by David Barber, Principal, Arup</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</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/july-27-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:47:00 +0000 8351 at http://magazine.sfpe.org June 29, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/june-29-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">SFPE Member Only</p> <p class="p1">Healthcare Fire Protection</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Michael Crowley, P.E.,</p> <p class="p1">FSFPE, SASHE, EVP, JENSEN HUGHES</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 11:00am &ndash; 12:00pm EDT</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/june-29-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:45:00 +0000 8341 at http://magazine.sfpe.org May 18, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/may-18-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>SFPE Member Only</p> <p class="p1">Post-Earthquake Fire Performance of Buildings</p> <p class="p1">Presented by Brian Meacham, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE,</p> <p class="p1">Associate Professor, WPI</p> <p class="p1">Virtual &ndash; 5:00pm &ndash; 6:00pm EDT</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/may-18-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:43:00 +0000 8331 at http://magazine.sfpe.org November 8 – 13, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/november-8-13-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">SFPE North America Conference &amp; Expo: Freedom to Design</p> <p class="p1">Philadelphia, PA</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-8-13-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:40:00 +0000 8321 at http://magazine.sfpe.org July – October 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/july-october-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">Fire Protection Engineering P.E. Exam</p> <p class="p1">Online Prep Course Virtual</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/july-october-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 8311 at http://magazine.sfpe.org June 22 – 25, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/june-22-25-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">NFPA Conference &amp; Expo</p> <p class="p1">Chicago, IL, USA</p> <p class="p1"><b>Info: <a href="http://nfpa.org/conference">nfpa.org/conference</a></b></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/june-22-25-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 8301 at http://magazine.sfpe.org June 4 – 5, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/june-4-5-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">1st SFPE Europe Conference: Fire Safety Engineering</p> <p class="p1">Copenhagen, Denmark</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/june-4-5-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:36:00 +0000 8291 at http://magazine.sfpe.org May 12 – 28, 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/news-and-events/may-12-28-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="p1">Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)</p> <p class="p1">Online Prep Course Virtual</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/may-12-28-2015#comments News and Events Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:33:00 +0000 8281 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-48 <div class="node-body article-body"><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <title></title> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2015/04/FigA_2.png" style="width: 150px; height: 104px;" /></td> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>Nitrogen Purge Valve</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-48#comments Products/Literature Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:13:00 +0000 8261 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Why Simulation is Key for Maintaining Fire Incident Preparedness http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/why-simulation-key-maintaining-fire-incident-preparedness <div class="field-byline"> Martijn Boosman Dr. Katherine Lamb and Ivo Verhoef </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How virtual reality simulations can help counter the increasing risk of skill fade among incident commanders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/why-simulation-key-maintaining-fire-incident-preparedness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/why-simulation-key-maintaining-fire-incident-preparedness#comments content Fire Modeling Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:55:00 +0000 8251 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Home Fire Sprinklers: A Progress Update http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/home-fire-sprinklers-progress-update <div class="field-byline"> By Jeffrey M. Shapiro, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While adoption of this requirement at the state and local level has trailed initial expectations, measurable progress has been and continues to be made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/home-fire-sprinklers-progress-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/home-fire-sprinklers-progress-update#comments Fire Detection and Alarm content Sprinklers Safety and Security Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:50:00 +0000 8241 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Service Features of Buildings: Phase By Phase http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-service-features-buildings-phase-phase <div class="field-byline"> By Mat Chibbaro, P.E., CSP </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Highlights of a new chapter in the OSHA manual,“Fire Protection Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems,” which shows how fire service can interact with designers throughout the life cycle of a building.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-service-features-buildings-phase-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-service-features-buildings-phase-phase#comments content Structural Fire Resistance Occupants and Egress Professional Practice Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:44:00 +0000 8231 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Smart Fire Fighting and Fire Protection http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/smart-fire-fighting-and-fire-protection <div class="field-byline"> Anthony Hamins, Casey Grant, P.E., FSFPE, Albert Jones, and Nelson Bryner </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of efforts underway to evolve Smart Fire Fighting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/smart-fire-fighting-and-fire-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/smart-fire-fighting-and-fire-protection#comments content Structural Fire Resistance Professional Practice Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:31:00 +0000 8221 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-37 <div class="field-deck"> Underwriters Laboratories Code Link Search Tool Identifies Code-compliant Products </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Underwriters Laboratories Code Link Search Tool Identifies Code-compliant Products</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-37" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-37#comments Flashpoints Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:20:00 +0000 8211 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-36 <div class="field-deck"> Study Reveals Lethal Dynamics of a San Francisco House Fire </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Study Reveals Lethal Dynamics of a San Francisco House Fire</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-36" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-36#comments Flashpoints Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:16:00 +0000 8201 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-50 <div class="field-byline"> Chief Ron Siarnicki </div> <div class="field-deck"> It’s Lonely at the Top: How One Fire Chief Changed a Culture that was Steeped in Tradition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s Lonely at the Top: How One Fire Chief Changed a Culture that was Steeped in Tradition</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-50#comments Viewpoint Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:11:00 +0000 8191 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Editor http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-0 <div class="field-deck"> Engineers in the Fire Service: It’s More than Code Enforcement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers in the Fire Service: It’s More than Code Enforcement</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-editor-0#comments From the Technical Director Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:58:00 +0000 8181 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 2nd Quarter 2015 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2015-04-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Smart Fire Fighting and Fire Protection</p> <p>An Overview of Efforts Underway to Evolve Smart Fire Fighting</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 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 8271 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 97 - Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-97-fire-hazards-exterior-wall-assemblies-containing-combustible-components <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>Fire Hazards of Exterior Wall Assemblies Containing Combustible Components</strong></p> <p><strong>By: <em>Amanda Kimball, Fire Protection Research Foundation</em></strong></p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-97-fire-hazards-exterior-wall-assemblies-containing-combustible-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:27:26 +0000 8131 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 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 an Aging Population With Cloud-Based Wireless Nurse Call http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/protecting-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/content/protecting-aging-population-cloud-based-wireless-nurse-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/protecting-aging-population-cloud-based-wireless-nurse-call#comments content Mon, 02 Feb 2015 02:02:00 +0000 7961 at http://magazine.sfpe.org