Fire, life safety award launched
Fire and life safety engineers can enter innovative designs in this inaugural awards program.
Fire protection engineers can now achieve the recognition they deserve in keeping buildings and those who occupy them safe.
Siemens has announced its inaugural Siemens Engineering Innovation Award, which recognizes innovative thinking and problem solving in fire and life safety system design. All consulting specifying engineering firms that have incorporated Siemens fire and life safety technologies into an innovative design are eligible for nomination.
Examples of innovation may range from new applications of existing technology, to cost-effective design solutions, to meeting unique building or construction requirements. The winning entry will demonstrate an innovative solution that solved a customer’s difficult challenge or advanced the use of technology in this field.
To nominate a firm that has used Siemens solutions innovatively in fire and life safety system specifications, visit www.usa.siemens.com/eiaward. All nominations must be submitted in full no later than May 15.
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