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      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Suites

      Q: Am I allowed to have a suite inside an area designated as an Ambulatory Occupancy? And for clarification, do suite boundary walls need to be one-hour…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 28, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Keeping your door inspection on schedule and on budget is a central focus of our projects. To achieve this goal, we need your help and preparation. While…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 27, 2020
      Smoke Detectors Testing (Fire Detection Systems)

      Q: In regards to the sensitivity testing of smoke detectors, I believe my fire alarm system is capable of complying with NFPA 72 for the sensitivity…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 26, 2020
      Emergency Lights (Facilities Management) Emergency Lights (Electrical) Batteries (Facilities Management)

      Q: I have a question on the requirement for the battery backup lighting inside the MRI suites. We are in the process of building two new MRI centers and I…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 24, 2020
      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Smoke Detectors

      Q: We are a service contractor that is attempting to obtain a contract with a new client that is an Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ASC told us they never…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 21, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Life Safety Drawings (LSDs) are often an unappreciated hero of an accurate door inspection. Not having accurate LSDs cause the inspection of extra doors…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 20, 2020
      Ambulatory Care Occupancy Emergency Lights (Electrical)

      Q: We have out-patient clinics classified as business occupancies. Are we required to have emergency egress lighting? If so what section of the 2012 or…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 19, 2020
      HVAC Air Handlers

      Q: We are presently undergoing our 3-year licensure inspection by the Dept. of Health. One of the inspectors asked to see our air change records for the…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 17, 2020
      Soiled Utility Room Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: How does one handle a "Soiled Utility" room in an Ambulatory Healthcare Occupancy? If it is a small storage room without large volumes of flammable…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 13, 2020
      Storage Room Patient Rooms Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Nursing staff has a tendency to stuff patient rooms that are not used as often with extra beds, furniture etc. Building does not have sprinklers on…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 12, 2020
      Electrical Rooms Smoke Detectors

      Q: Do you have to have smoke detectors in emergency electrical rooms or electrical rooms?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 10, 2020
      Smoke Compartment

      Q: Section 19.3.7 of the 2012 LSC discusses smoke compartments in facilities that have greater than 30 sleeping beds per floor or building. If your…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 7, 2020
      Risk Assessment NFPA 99

      Q: A question came up concerning NFPA 99 (2012) Risk Assessment. Does this only pertain to new construction or does it pertain to existing buildings also?…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 5, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 4, 2020
      Life Safety Code

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 4, 2020
      Temperature Appliances

      Q: Do we need to post the temperature ranges on the outside of our blanket and fluid warmers?

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 3, 2020