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      Article Electrical

      Q: Can you give me a code reference for the need for electrical panels to be locked? We were cited by a surveyor for not locking our electrical panels.

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 29, 2016
      Fire Extinguishers Article

      Q: I read in one of your posts that the annual maintenance service of fire extinguishers does not require to be conducted by a “certified” individual.  I…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 26, 2016
      Article Door Locks Exits

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals....

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 24, 2016
      Corridors Article Doors

      Q: Are all types of corridor doors exempt from having to meet the requirements of NFPA 80?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 22, 2016
      Corridors Business Occupancies Article

      Q: What is the required width for an exit access corridor in an office building?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 19, 2016
      Article Exits

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals....

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 17, 2016
      Corridors Article Doors

      Q:  These corridor doors (i.e. patient rooms); if they are in a 1-hour fire barrier then is it okay for them to only be rated20-minute and not ¾ hour?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 15, 2016
      Q&A Fire & Smoke Dampers

      Q: Our pneumatic tube vendor is telling our Engineering folks that they have to install dampers inside the system everywhere that a pneumatic tube run…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 12, 2016
      Article Door Locks

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals....

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 10, 2016
      Corridors Article Doors

      Q: Do you think adding tons of signage, and coat hooks would be acceptable on a patient room door?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 8, 2016
      Q&A Eyewash Stations

      Q: Is it better to have an eye wash station that doesn't comply with ANSI standards or to remove eyewash stations from ambulatory clinics setting which…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 5, 2016
      Sprinklers Article

      Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals....

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 3, 2016
      Corridors Article Doors

      Q: If the corridor doors are only required to resist fire for 20 minutes and someone plasters signage all over them or loads them up with coat racks…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 1, 2016