Fixed-it Friday

FF: Positive Latching

As hopefully most of you know by now, corridor doors in health care facilities are required by NFPA 101 to have positive-latching hardware.  Lance Werner of Allegion sent me this photo of a pair of fire doors in a nursing home, leading to a linen storage room.  A Schlage LM9200 would have been a much better solution.

By |2018-05-03T10:36:51-04:00May 11th, 2018|FDAI, Fire Doors, Fixed-it Friday|6 Comments

FF: State to City College: Uninstall 1,000 Fire Code-Defying ‘Barricade Devices’

Yesterday, I read an article about a college in California that purchased and installed 1,000 barricade devices at a cost of more than $200,000, as recommended by the local police chief. The college later removed the devices, as they are not compliant with the building code and fire code in California, or with the ADA.

By |2018-02-09T10:39:41-04:00February 9th, 2018|Fixed-it Friday, Means of Egress, School Security|9 Comments

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