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How High Design & Building Codes Can Co-Exist

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  • The Best Types of Smoke Barriers in Hospitals
    MONDAY, NOV 29, 2021
    In the past, the International Building Code (IBC) has stated that certain fully-sprinklered occupancies may not require an enclosed elevator lobby – with a notable exception. Healthcare facilities, like hospitals,…
  • Why You Need a Trained Installer for Life Safety Products
    MONDAY, OCT 04, 2021
    Integrating life safety into a commercial building design begins in the planning stages. It includes measures to protect both people and the property with much of the focus placed on…
  • Smoke Protection at the University of Michigan
    FRIDAY, SEP 10, 2021
    Faced with several unique design challenges, the architects and designers of the University of Michigan Biosciences Building and the new wing of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning…
  • Smoke Barriers vs. Smoke Partitions: What's the Difference?
    WEDNESDAY, AUG 04, 2021
    When designing a new building or retrofitting an older building to meet current codes, it’s important to understand that though smoke barriers and smoke partitions sound similar, they are unique…
  • 5 Examples of Automatic Fire and Smoke Curtains
    MONDAY, JUL 12, 2021
    Smoke and fire curtains are a useful and sometimes critical tool at helping to contain smoke and fire in a building. Automatic curtains can be deployed quickly to help block…