The Harrington Group

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...read 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 to...read 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 newer...read 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 system...read the full article

AHJ Concessions With Hard Deadlines

Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Projects don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, they require last minute changes or approvals that were unforeseeable in the planning stages. In the tough times when meeting a deadline is critical, you find out who you can rely on for help. In November, we used our fire protection consulting expertise to meet one such deadline...read the full article

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