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      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
      Corridors Q&A Walls

      Q: Our life safety drawings identify the corridors in our hospital as being smoke partitions. My question is do wall penetrations above the dropped…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 29, 2017
      Q&A Suites Walls

      Q: We have a suite inside of a smoke compartment. We are trying to find out if the dividing wall needs to be the same as the 1-hour smoke barrier.

      Bob Armbrister | Sep 8, 2017
      Corridors Carpeting Q&A Walls

      Q: I have a nursing home that is over 20 years old that has carpet on the corridor walls below the handrails. I am been told that this carpet must be…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 26, 2017
      Q&A Fire Doors Doors Walls

      Q: Is it permissible to completely cover a fire rated door in a hospital with a polyvinyl picture/mural? Also, is it permissible to cover a fire rated…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 5, 2017
      Q&A Walls Overhead Rolling Fire Doors

      Q: We have an existing overhead rolling fire door acting as a curtain-window between a phlebotomy area and the egress corridor that is no longer needed…

      Bob Armbrister | May 24, 2017
      Q&A Fire Barrier Patching Penetration Walls

      Q: In regards to penetrations through fire separations: Our latest survey from Joint Commission identified that "Hot Patches" (a piece of 5/8 sheet rock…

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 30, 2017
      Q&A Walls

      Q: Is there an NFPA code requirement for labeling fire / smoke rated walls above ceiling and if so what is it?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 14, 2017
      Occupancies Q&A Ambulatory Care Occupancy Walls

      Q: Do different occupancies have to be separated by fire-rated barriers both horizontally as well as vertically? We are considering installing a dialysis…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 23, 2013
      Q&A Fire Barrier Walls

      Q: Are fire rated walls the same thing as fire rated barrier? And are smoke compartment barriers actually fire rated walls?

      Bob Armbrister | May 20, 2013