Engineers & Architects

EngineeringAdvantage™ Mission Statement

  • Support consultants with accessible, responsive and industry experienced professionals
  • Assist the fire protection engineering community with access to the latest trends, products and tools
  • Team with consulting engineers to address the most challenging needs of their clients




New Knowledge Center Web Site Demonstrates Efficacy of Smoke Detection

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., January 16, 2012 – Research shows that the risk of dying in a fire is halved when smoke detectors are installed. With this in mind, Siemens Industry, Inc., a pioneering manufacturer of fire protection systems, has created an online resource designed to deliver current, relevant information to help fire professionals, building owners, property managers, city planners and consulting engineers explain the vitally important role smoke detection systems play in protecting lives and property.

The Smoke Detection Knowledge Center features a wealth of content regarding the value of smoke detection in commercial settings, including:

  • An animated video demonstrating how quickly detectors alert occupants of danger in a fire before sprinklers activate to extinguish it
  • A historical timeline showing how changing needs drove innovation in fire prevention technology
  • Explanations of the inner workings of modern smoke detection technology
  • Statistics on how coupling smoke detectors with sprinkler systems can save lives
  • An in-depth whitepaper featuring the science behind smoke detection technology and its evolution

To explore smoke detection’s critical role in fire prevention, please visit the Smoke Detection Knowledge Center

For more information about Siemens Fire Prevention products, please visit Siemens Building Technologies website.




Fire Safety Tools - SpecWriter

Welcome to the Siemens SpecWriter™ tool, the fastest and easiest way to create professional life safety systems specifications in the latest industry formats.

Siemens SpecWriter is like an expert system that guides you to the right specification for your needs.  Simply answer a few basic questions and click the “create specification” button.

Take advantage of the new SpecWriter features:


  • Simple question oriented format
  • Context sensitive help
  • CSI or AIA compliant formats (UL/ULC specification) 
  • Latest fire products and voice specification Sygnal™ mass notification (UL/ULC specification)
  • Generic or model number based specifications
  • Comprehensive “General” and “Execution” sections 
  • In-tool paragraph editing features
  • In-tool paragraph insert features
  • In-tool catalog sheet printing menu
  • Online updates, so you are always up to date
  • Export to Microsoft Word for even more customization

Free Life Safety Specification Tool


This will help consulting engineers and others quickly create professional fire specifications.




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Each EngineeringAdvantage™ partner has a dedicated national representative focused on meeting your needs. This representative ensures that you receive consistent communications and there is continuity down our local office network.

In this manner, EngineeringAdvantage™ ensures your needs are met from the global to the local level.




Educational Presentations

educational presentations

Siemens’ educational program helps you attain the perfect balance between theory and practice. Stay on top of the latest technologies, gain from our experience in real world applications, share updates on the latest codes and trends, design cost effective code conscious solutions.

These educational sessions are provided in various subjects throughout the year. Certificates will be issued for each session, for use in applying CEU credits.




New Product Technologies

EngineeringAdvantage™ will ensure your team is regularly updated with the latest product data sheets, product CDs, product bulletins and announcements. EngineeringAdvantage™ lunch and learns, also provide your team with the necessary knowledge to apply existing and new product technologies.




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