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      Article Fire Watch Construction Types

      In the last post that I made, I mentioned 'Hot Work' in construction sites in a hospital require special fire barrier protection, which is a 1-hour fire…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 29, 2012
      Article Construction Types ILSM

      Construction in hospitals is so unavoidable, as it seems to go together like salt and pepper, but usually does not taste as good. You simply cannot…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 26, 2012
      Medical Gas Article

      Ever see any of these devices in your hospital? If so, special needs and precautions are required to continue to use them.

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 22, 2012
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      The picture of the inspection tag on the fire extinguisher to the left is not the greatest quality and I apologize for it being out-of-focus. I took the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 21, 2012
      Article Fire Alarm

       I was at a hospital recently that was installing a completly new fire alarm system in their building. I came across the disabled pull station in the…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 17, 2012
      Article Fire Doors

      Here's another interesting compliance issue that hospital facility managers will soon have to deal with.... door closing speed on doors mounted with…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 15, 2012
      Fire Doors Life Safety Code

      When the 2012 edition of the LSC is finally adopted (sometime in 2013, presumably) one of the more striking changes that facility managers will have to…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 13, 2012
      Article Hazardous Areas

      The following article was first published in the October, 2011 issue of FacilityCare magazine.  In my line of work as a consultant, I work with facility…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 1, 2012
      Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers Article

      The current Life Safety Code (LSC) edition (the 2000 edition) that healthcare facilities must comply with, was issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA)…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 1, 2012
      Q&A Doors

      Q: I have a supply room on a medical surgical floor and the door opens into the corridor.  The corridor and the room are protected with automatic…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 1, 2012
      Q&A Trash Receptacles

      Q: We have these big recycling containers mounted on wheels all over the hospital, which must have a capacity of 50 gallons each, at least. Does this…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 1, 2012