• Fire Compartmentation for Commercial Buildings
    THURSDAY, FEB 14, 2019
    A vital element of fire safety in commercial buildings of all types, whether a warehouse or an office complex, is fire compartmentation. Fire compartmentation is the practice of dividing large...
  • How to Avoid the Top 5 Causes of Commercial Building Fires
    WEDNESDAY, FEB 06, 2019
    Commercial building fires put all types of businesses at risk, from manufacturing plants to offices. Statistics gathered by the U.S. Fire Administration estimates that 96,800 non-residential fires occurred over nine...
  • Strategies for Fire Protection: Safer College Campuses
    THURSDAY, JAN 03, 2019
    College campuses and dormitories are some of the most high-traffic and high-risk spaces that architects design. Many buildings on campus are accessible (and busy) around the clock, and college students...
  • Designing for Human Behavior: Fire Safety Considerations
    TUESDAY, JAN 01, 2019
    Designing for fire safety is an integral part of the job for architects who work on commercial buildings. For one thing, addressing fire safety is mandated by building codes. And...
  • Strategies for a Safer, Healthier Retirement Community
    MONDAY, DEC 17, 2018
    As Baby Boomers hit retirement age (and beyond), the demand for retirement living may soon be at an all-time high. The number of seniors worldwide is projected to increase by...