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Fire, life safety in educational facilities

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study identified 5 findings as they relate to K-12/college/university projects.

Amanda Pelliccione
12/15/2016

Fifty-six percent of respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study specify, design, or make product selections for educational facilities-and 9 in 10 of these engineers are responsible for determining requirements/writing specifications for these projects. Below are 5 fire and life safety findings as they relate to K-12/college/university projects:Figure 2: When selecting fire and life safety products for educational facilities, the most important factors that engineers consider are product quality (98%), a manufacturer’s reputation (94%), and the availability of service support (89%). Courtesy: Co



Figure 1: The two most critical issues affecting the future of electrical or power systems are budget/cost and the lack of a skilled workforce. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Electrical and Power Study8 in 10 lighting engineers currently specify LEDs; lighting controls; and/or T5, T8, or T12 (any size) fixtures. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Lighting and Lighting Controls Study

3/4 of mechanical engineers determine requirements/write specifications for HVAC systems, equipment, and controls. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 HVAC and Building Automation Systems Study

65% of fire protection design engineers usually write prescriptive fire and life safety system specifications. Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study

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View more information at www.csemag.com/2016FireLifeSafety. Amanda Pelliccione is the research director at CFE Media.

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