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Strange Observations - Combustible Materials in Structural Support

by Brad Keyes, CHSP, on Feb 21, 2019 12:00:54 AM

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

So... I'm above a ceiling in a pre-assessment testing area and I see in the corner what appears to be a wood 2x4.

According to NFPA 220, construction types I and II cannot have combustible material in the structural components. (This hospital was a Type II (222).

This wood 2x4 is supporting an interior wall and the suspended ceiling.

You have to keep an eye on contractors while they are renovating your departments... they will do things like this that will eventually get you in trouble.

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