Monday, 17 September 2012 08:44
NEW YORK, Sept 17, 2012 – Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced its newest subject area, Fire Protection Engineering and Emergency Response. The offering provides practical guidance for the design of safe buildings and structures, modeling performance of fire suppression and ventilation systems, planning for efficient egress of people, and emergency response that works with first responders.
Knovel’s 30th subject area includes reference material from leading publishers and societies. With a focus on the design side of fire protection, the unique collection aims to support the inherently interdisciplinary work of fire protection engineers, whose work requires the ability to work with many disciplines – from structural engineers and architects to tradesmen and constructors. Coverage of emergency response helps engineers think beyond egress design and suppression systems, empowering them to include the staging of first responders, risk management, investigation and recovery.
The new offering complements Knovel’s existing Safety and Industrial Hygiene subject area, which serves the needs of health, safety and welfare managers at industrial or manufacturing facilities. The new subject area serves fire and risk management engineers working for engineering design and construction, petroleum, manufacturing, and specialty chemical firms that design buildings, factories and plants that are subject to risk from fire or explosion.
“Supporting fire protection and emergency response needs is critical to both the design process and the ongoing operations of industrial facilities and infrastructure,” said Meagan Cooke, Knovel’s director of content strategy and operations. “Knovel has teamed up with nearly a dozen publishers to launch this collection that will help engineers meet code requirements in uncommon situations and plan effective responses to emergencies at facilities.”
Knovel’s Fire Protection Engineering and Emergency Response Subject Area provides over 70 titles covering a wide range of information, including:
Key publishers in the new subject area include John Wiley & Sons, PennWell, ASHRAE, ICHemE, Elsevier, AWWA, Steel Construction Institute/FABIG, US CDC, American Society of Plumbing Engineers and Smithers-Rapra.
For more information about Knovel’s Fire Protection Engineering and Emergency Response Subject Area, please contact the Knovel sales team at (866) 240-8174.
Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call (866) 240-8174.