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Fire Code Requirements for Rack Storage and Atriums

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Did the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over your project recently reject your design due to improper smoke control in your building? Do you need to calculate proper exhaust and convince the AHJ your structure will meet or exceed the intent of the fire code? Vertically stacked rack storage units and multi-story atriums can trigger the...read the full article

How Fire Protection Engineers Advocate for You with Your Industrial/Commercial Insurance Carrier

Posted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The world of a fire protection engineer is moving more quickly than ever before. Property insurance carriers are upgrading their compliance standards constantly. This affects everyone attached to commercial and industrial facilities – from designers and architects, down to property owners and the businesses using the property. Standards change, and businesses can be required to...read the full article

How to Negotiate with Insurers on Fire Hazards

Posted on Thursday, May 30th, 2013

An insurance company’s success is partially due to their ability to reduce its exposure to risk. Fire hazards are one of the risks that a building owner would want insured. To provide a building owner with insurance in cases of a fire, an insurance company’s fire protection standards help minimize the risk of an accident....read the full article

Unforeseen Challenges In Meeting Fire Codes

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Several weeks after we submitted our report, thinking we were moving forward, our code consultants learned from the owner of the trampoline park that the fire marshal would not issue a certificate of occupancy...read the full article

Research That Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems

Posted on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

This is part 2 of our 3 part series of how How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Harrington Group’s code consultants began investigating the various elements of the indoor trampoline park project, such as how many people would be on the trampolines simultaneously and so on. Then, early in...read the full article

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