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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 for a new auditorium and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 4, 2019
Construction BarrierArticleConstruction 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 does not have the required …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 17, 2018
Construction BarrierFire WatchArticleSprinklers

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 suggestion had been …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 13, 2018
SuitesConstruction BarrierArticle

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. A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Dec 4, 2015
Construction BarrierArticleConstruction Types

I received an email from a reader who described a problem with their temporary construction barriers. He told me the following: During construction and renovation projects our hospital uses drywall …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 5, 2015
Construction BarrierLife Safety CodeArticle

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 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 20, 2014
Construction BarrierLife Safety CodeArticle

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

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 3, 2013

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