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      Corridors Q&A Walls

      Q: Our life safety drawings identify the corridors in our hospital as being smoke partitions. My question is do wall penetrations above the dropped…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 29, 2017
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A

      Q: What are the requirements for a small storage room becoming a transfer station for filling oxygen cylinders? What code would there be? What type of…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 28, 2017
      Q&A Construction

      Q: Regarding the 2012 Life Safety Code referencing the 2009 edition of NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration and Demolition…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 27, 2017
      Q&A Sprinklers Waivers

      Q: Our facility is a four story facility, and is a combination of different structures built in different years. All of the different structures are…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 26, 2017
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Ambulatory Care Occupancy Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I'm trying to find out particular rules regarding storage and what is allowed to be done in a penthouse. We have a new-construction Ambulatory Care…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 22, 2017
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers

      Q: Could you clarify the placement of alcohol based hand dispensers in corridors and waiting rooms.  I was just looking for clarification.

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 21, 2017
      Q&A Door Locks

      Q: Regarding a recent question on access-control locks, you said the egress side of the door is required to have motion sensors and a wall-mounted “Push…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 20, 2017
      Q&A Doors Hardware

      Q: I heard in a webinar that under the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, I can you have two releasing devices on doors. Is this true?

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 18, 2017
      Corridors Q&A Doors Suites

      Q: A hospital has 2 different suites with double egress entry doors and the Joint Commission surveyor noted that these doors are supposed to have latching…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 15, 2017
      Q&A Soiled Linen

      Q: We have a long-term care facility and want to know if we can place soiled linen containers in dining rooms and activity rooms?

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 14, 2017
      Q&A Doors Hardware

      Q: Do entrance doors to x-ray rooms and CT scanner rooms have to be controlled by door closers?

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 13, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors Doors Decorations

      Q: Staff members at our behavioral healthcare facility enjoy decorating their corridor office doors (business occupancy, 20-minute fire-rated doors,…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 12, 2017
      Testing (Generators) Q&A Generators

      Q: In a business occupancy and an ambulatory occupancy do we need to test our generator on load each month or can we do a load bank test once per year?

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 11, 2017
      Occupancies Q&A Separation

      Q: There is an existing clinic which is classified as business occupancy that leases space within a rehabilitation and nursing center. Does this need to…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 8, 2017
      Business Occupancies Q&A Fire Drills

      Q: For clinics that are listed as business occupancies is there a requirement to activate the fire alarm system (chimes and strobes) and send a signal to…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 7, 2017
      Article Life Safety Code

      Q: I have a facility that the ground floor is classified as Industrial occupancy. But we have an area that has an eight-foot corridor, with a offset…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 6, 2017
      Q&A Alcohol Based Hand Rub Dispensers Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Our hospital bulk stores alcohol based hand-rub (ABHR) sanitizer containers of 1000 ML (33.8 fl. oz.) per container & 750 ML (25 fl. oz.) per container…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 4, 2017
      Q&A Door Locks

      Q: In follow up to your articles on locks on doors, we are a mental health facility and have mag-locks operated by swipe cards / fobs. The same doors also…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 1, 2017