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      Bob Armbrister | Jan 29, 2020
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Ambulatory Care Occupancy Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I'm trying to find out particular rules regarding storage and what is allowed to be done in a penthouse. We have a new-construction Ambulatory Care…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 22, 2017
      Q&A Stairwells Mechanical Rooms

      Q: With the elimination of the CMS Waivers, I was trying to clarify what now applies for mechanical room combustibles storage (i.e. mechanical areas with…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 31, 2017
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Door Locks

      Q: The computer server is located in the mechanical room. IT wants the room locked for HIPAA compliance. Is it permissible to lock a mechanical room?…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 15, 2017
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Emergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

      Q: Is emergency lighting required for mechanical rooms?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 24, 2017
      Fire Extinguishers Q&A Mechanical Rooms

      Q: Are fire extinguishers required to be placed in mechanical rooms in our hospital? I've searched NFPA 10 and the Life Safety Code and haven't found…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 10, 2017
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms

      Q: We have an old dark room that was converted into an air handler room. What’s the requirement for a door to this room?

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 25, 2016
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Sprinklers

      Q: Do air handler mechanical rooms located at the top of a hospital, and are healthcare occupancies, require sprinkler systems?

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 3, 2015
      Q&A Mechanical Rooms Storage (Life Safety Code)

      Q: I was always under the impression that no storage was allowed in mechanical rooms within hospitals. Now I work at a hospital that allows ladders and…

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 15, 2014
      Electrical Rooms Q&A Mechanical Rooms Fire Barrier Generators

      Q: What is the fire rating supposed to be in the walls of the hospital equipment rooms, such as the generator room, boiler room, chiller rooms, and…

      Bob Armbrister | May 5, 2014