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      Smoke Compartment Q&A Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: We are a freestanding ambulatory surgical center (ASC) and we only perform gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, not surgery. We lease a suite on the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 7, 2014
      Smoke Compartment Q&A

      Q: Are smoke compartment barriers considered to be fire rated barriers? The architect that we have doing our drawings wants to call the smoke compartment…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Mar 14, 2013
      Smoke Compartment Q&A

      Q: In 1970, our smoke compartment barriers were originally constructed to 1-hour fire ratings, but I see that the Life Safety Code allows existing smoke…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2011