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Interior Finish

Q: Are headwalls made out of plywood consider an interior wall finish? Do these headwalls need to be constructed from flame-retardant plywood? A: I don’t know what you mean when you …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 19, 2020
Interior Finish

Q: Are IT closet plywood backboards required to be fire rated with the rating showing in closets that are sprinklered? A: No. Section 19.3.3.2 of the 2012 LSC requires all …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 24, 2020
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Continuing in a series of strange things that I have seen while consulting at hospitals... This northern hospital was going for a woodsy theme in their Pediatric department. I wasn't …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2018
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Q: I would like to know the 2012 Life Safety Code requirements for an audio testing room in a high rise hospital building. The floor, wall and ceilings are covered …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 20, 2017
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Q: We recently had our annual state survey and the Life Safety surveyor tagged us on some wood chair rails that had been installed in a small dining room. Isn’t …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 11, 2016

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