Ask an Expert
Discuss My Needs
    Ask an Expert
    Discuss My Needs
      Exit Signs Egress Sprinklers Construction Smoke Detectors Construction Barrier Survey Findings Fire Watch ILSM

      Q: What would a surveyor would be looking for if they were to show up at our hospital and find that there is construction going on? What steps would the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2020
      Construction Barrier

      Q: We have a medical office building attached to the hospital using a 2-hour fire-rated separation. Two questions: 1) Our 8th floor is under renovations…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 4, 2019
      Article Construction Barrier Construction Types

      Q: Years ago, our state health department approved an addition to a hospital that I supervise. The addition is wood framed, not sprinkler protected, and…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 17, 2018
      Sprinklers Article Construction Barrier Fire Watch

      Q: My question is about removing ceiling tiles in a construction area, and not having adequate fire protection in a 6' to 8' high ceiling plenum. The…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 13, 2018
      Article Construction Barrier Suites

      Q: I cannot find anywhere in NFPA on the wall construction of a suite wall. We've been building them as a smoke wall but the code doesn't say anything.

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 4, 2015
      Article Construction Barrier Construction Types

      I received an email from a reader who described a problem with their temporary construction barriers. He told me the following:

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 5, 2015
      Article Construction Barrier Life Safety Code

      I was a co-presenter in a recent HCPro webinar on the new 2012 Life Safety Code along with my good friend and colleague Jim Murphy, and I received quite a…

      Bob Armbrister | Nov 20, 2014
      Article Construction Barrier Life Safety Code

      There will be significant changes for facility managers to deal with when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally adopts the 2012…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 3, 2013