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      Corridors

      Q: We have a question for you. For background information, we adopted the NFPA 19.2.3.4 – 2012 Edition position for corridor width and the statement below…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 4, 2021
      Corridors Doors

      Q: We have an existing healthcare occupancy hospital that is fully sprinklered. My questions are: 1) Are the corridor walls required to be smoke tight? 2)…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 18, 2020
      Corridors Smoke Barrier

      Q: We are a physician’s clinic building and we have a section of wall in a corridor above a door where the drywall on both sides of the smoke barrier wall…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Nov 2, 2020
      Corridors Operating Room

      Q: What is the rule on parking beds (gurneys) outside ORs in corridors?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Oct 7, 2020
      Corridors

      Q: NFPA 101-2012; 19.2.3.4(2) allows "non-continuous projections not more than 6 in. from the corridor wall, above the handrail height", but the ADA-2010…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 22, 2020
      Corridors Doors

      Q: We have quite a few rooms throughout our facility that initially required automatic closing and latching hardware for fire requirements. These rooms…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 22, 2020
      Corridors Doors

      Q: Is it allowed to disable a corridor door's closer by removing the arm in order to keep it open while working inside of the office in a healthcare…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 11, 2020
      Corridors

      Q: I just would like to confirm: When you say a 4-inch projection is allowed into the corridor is that for one side of the corridor or is that for a total…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 27, 2020
      Corridors Doors Suites

      Q: Does the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code permit existing suite doors that open into the corridor to be compliant if they do not latch shut? We…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 20, 2020
      Corridors

      Q: In regards to corridor width, section 19.2.3.4 of the 2012 LSC discusses that a corridor has to be at least 48-inches outside of a sleeping room in…

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 3, 2020