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FDAI – Why?

As I talk to people about fire door assembly inspection, two sides of the discussion have emerged.  Many understand the increased life safety and fire protection provided by code-compliant fire doors - others think the deficiencies are too overwhelming to address.

By |2021-04-27T12:45:11-04:00March 18th, 2021|arch, FDAI, Fire Doors, hc|2 Comments

Decoded: Corridor Doors in Health Care Occupancies

Past fires in hospitals and nursing homes - and the resulting fatalities - have shaped the codes that we use today.  Although today’s codes do not typically require patient room doors to be fire door assemblies, these doors provide a critical layer of protection for patients.

By |2021-07-16T14:51:35-04:00March 11th, 2021|arch, Articles, Fire Doors, hc, Health Care|32 Comments

WWYD? Joint Commission Policy Changes

I'm just going to admit it - I'm confused - and I'm hoping that someone who works more closely with the Joint Commission can help to clear this up.  The Joint Commission recently distributed a document giving notice of 3 changes to their standards; 2 of the changes involve doors, and the effective date is March 11, 2018.

By |2021-02-26T13:14:27-05:00March 8th, 2018|FDAI, Fire Doors, hc, Health Care|15 Comments

Decoded: Changes to the Life Safety Code for Health Care Occupancies (July 2016)

In case you haven't noticed, there is an interesting conversation happening on my post from earlier in the week about classroom barricade devices. If you have something informative to add in response to the manufacturers of these products...

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