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Q: I am looking for the 1/8-inch gap reference for ceiling tiles. If the ceiling has broken tiles, or misaligned tiles, or gaps greater than 1/8-inch caused by anything (such …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 30, 2019
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Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... Ceilings that contain smoke detectors and/or sprinkler heads have to resist the passage of smoke …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 6, 2018
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Q: Do missing ceiling tiles in a suspended ceiling create a Life Safety Code deficiency in an existing business occupancy? Should section 4.6.12.2 of the 2012 Life Safety Code apply …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 27, 2018
ArticleCeilings (Fire Suppression Systems)

Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen when consulting at hospitals... Ceilings that have smoke or heat detectors mounted on them, and ceilings that have sprinkler …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 31, 2018
ArticleCeilings (Fire Suppression Systems)

Most healthcare organizations have acoustical tile and grid suspended ceilings in a large part of their facilities. They are relatively inexpensive, and allow access to the many mechanical systems that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Aug 7, 2014
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Q: I have a reception area that has a sprinkler head in the middle of a 2'x2' ceiling tile and less than twelve inches from this sprinkler head the interior …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 20, 2014
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Want to know a secrete? It's a pretty sure bet that a hospital does not perform a very good job on Hazard Surveillance Rounds when missing ceiling tiles are discovered by …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 23, 2012

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