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      Fire Barrier Fire Rated Walls

      Q: In regard to our 2-hour fire-rated walls, they are required to go all the way to roof line on both sides, correct? What about 1-hour fire-rated walls…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 20, 2021
      Fire Barrier Fire Doors Doors

      Q: Is there a standard ratio from the firewall to the fire door (Ex. 2-hour firewall should have a XX min fire door)?

      Bob Armbrister | May 13, 2020
      Smoke Barrier Fire Barrier

      Q: According to our Life Safety drawings, we have a barrier that is identified as a fire/smoke barrier. A surveyor from a recent accreditation survey said…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 20, 2020
      Occupancies Fire Barrier

      Q: I have a client that is building a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The women's component will be licensed to one organization, and the children's…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 19, 2019
      Occupancies Fire Barrier Storage (Life Safety Code) Parking Garage Separation

      Q: We have a three-story parking structure attached to a hospital. The top floor of the parking structure is not covered and is open to the atmosphere. Is…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 5, 2019
      Construction Fire Barrier Walls

      Q: I have a surgery suite that had a hole punched into the wall by the door knob. Is there anything in LSC that states " if a hole is made in a surgery…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 4, 2019
      Fire Barrier Fire Caulk

      Q: What are the code requirements for penetrations in plumbing chases? During the water fountain project we found openings in the floor in the back of the…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 27, 2019
      Fire Barrier Fire Doors Doors

      Q: If the health care facility is fully sprinklered do doors in a corridor, where the walls are fire rated, do the doors have to be fire rated? I read in…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 1, 2019
      Article Fire Barrier Exit Enclosure

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

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 10, 2019
      Article Fire Barrier

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

      Bob Armbrister | Jan 3, 2019