The Harrington Group

Safety to Life and Property During Construction

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Keeping people and property safe from fire is a challenge throughout the life of a building, but is especially challenging when the building is under construction, or undergoing renovation or demolition. When a building is built as new construction, it is relatively easy to control access to the site, and the people working at the full article

Do Your Building Renovation Projects Require Creative Fire Code Solutions?

Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

A recent project triggered a number of problem areas and required we employ our creativity and deep knowledge of fire protection to succeed. The client wanted to renovate an existing facility that had been built in the early 1970s. This special case was made more ‘interesting’ by a number of factors: The addition increased the full article

Is Egress Analysis Impacted during Your Incremental Build Projects?

Posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Travel distance and means of egress have become increasingly popular concerns. As owners expand buildings, they often increase the distance to the nearest exit to the point of violating code requirements. We recently consulted on a project of this type for a car manufacturer. The manufacturer planned the renovation of an old facility, intending the full article

NFPA Annual Conference Review – Interfacing Elevator Controls with Fire Alarms and Sprinklers

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

At Harrington Group, we encourage our associates to participate in continuing education opportunities whenever possible, especially our newer fire protection consultants, as it helps to give them a broader perspective of the fire protection profession. It also helps them to develop a more personal connection to the industry. Recently, we sent one of our the full article

If Your Fire Protection System Malfunctions, Do You Know What To Do?

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Accidents happen. Murphy’s Law clearly states that, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Engineers, like Fire Protection Engineers, focus on all of the potential ways something can go wrong and work to minimize the possibilities. Unfortunately, some people do not share the same mindset and “accidents” happen more as a result. Real-world the full article

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