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      Q&A Travel Distances

      Q: How do you calculate the Common Path of Travel and/or Total Travel Distance for a multi tenant suite when the space planning for the individual rooms…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 30, 2012
      Q&A Doors

      Q: We recently failed a licensing inspection because the gap at the bottom of the door exceeded 1/8". The inspector stated "no gap between surfaces…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 25, 2012
      Article Fire Alarm

      The subject of a working, operable fire alarm system in construction sites recently came up and the question was: Are pull stations and occupant…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 20, 2012
      Occupancies Article

      I recently received a question asking if I thought a free-standing Chemo IV therapy center should be designated as an ambulatory care occupancy or a…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 18, 2012
      Q&A Doors

      Q: We recently did a survey on our fire rated doors and found many of the frames on the doors had issues with the labels. Some of the door labels were…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 16, 2012
      Corridors Article

      In regards to corridor clutter, one of the most frequent comments safety professionals hear from nurses and other point-of-care workers, is "I have no…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 13, 2012
      Article

      I recently received a message from an old friend in regards to the testing requirements for ceiling mounted fire dampers. It was his contention that the…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 11, 2012
      Q&A Elevators

      Q: We are putting in fire recall on our elevators.  Now the elevator people are telling us that due to the age of some of our elevators they can only do a…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 9, 2012
      Q&A Gas Cylinders

      Q: We have a contractual Dialysis Unit on the 2nd Floor of our Medical Office Building which consists mainly of one large open room. Very often in the…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 1, 2012