The Harrington Group

Solar Photovoltaic Panels: California’s Move Toward Safe Installation

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We recently exchanged insights with an industry friend on the subject of solar panels. In increasing numbers, companies are further monetizing their real estate assets by leasing warehouse roofs for the installation of solar panels. It is understandable; after all, this creative use of space can help a company achieve both financial and environmental stewardship...read the full article

Fatal Tank Explosion Caused by Hot Work

Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) recently released its findings following their investigation into a fatal tank explosion that occurred on July 28, 2014 at the Omega Protein facility located in Moss Point, Mississippi. The July explosion killed 25-year old Jerry Lee Taylor II and injured three other subcontractors. In the statement, CSB Chairperson Rafael...read the full article

Having a Bonfire this Fall? Consider This….

Posted on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

September is here. School is back in full swing, college students have settled into their dorms, Labor Day has passed (signifying the unofficial kickoff to Fall), and I can almost smell the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in the air. Though it still feels like summer here in the south, the cooler weather is sure to move...read the full article

The Residential Component: Are Fire Sprinklers Moving into Our Homes?

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Over the past several years, sprinkler systems have been a hot topic in the residential real estate scene. While many local jurisdictions already require sprinklers to be installed in multifamily structures, the same is not necessarily true single-family homes and townhomes. To date, California and Maryland are the only two states to enact statewide legislation...read the full article

Fire Sprinkler Design and Building Code: What You Need to Know

Posted on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The most effective fire prevention technique is the one that is the most tailor-made for the facility. A system that works for a 4,500 sq. ft. software company, for example, would look very different from the one designed for a 250,000 sq. ft. e-commerce warehouse. More and more companies are reimagining their physical space; major...read the full article