fire codes

Resource pages for "fire codes"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


fire resistance

Fire-Resistance-Rated Assemblies In Existing Buildings

This article from the Firestop Contractors international Association looks at maintaining protection using fire-resistance-rated assemblies, including multi-family structures.

NFPA Fact Sheet Outlines Fire And Life Safety For Restaurants, Others Using Tents

Across the U.S., tent and other membrane structures have been set up for outdoor dining and other customer service. Here's what you need to know to help keep these spaces safe.

News From NFPA: Fire And Life Safety Insights For Reopening Buildings

To help building industry stakeholders navigate all phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Fire Protection Association has responded with a variety of resources.
Fire Safety Inspection

Fire Safety System Inspections: 4 Unexpected Ways To Prepare Your Organization

Annual fire safety system inspections are an expected and much-anticipated occurrence for businesses and organizations. While fire life safety inspections may not be considered the most exciting part of operations, they are necessary to promoting safety for your building’s staff, visitors and occupants.
Fire And Life Safety Codes

Keeping Up With Fire And Life Safety Codes

Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.
TFM Columnist Kevin Folsom

Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are vacant.

Energy Efficient Foam Coalition Opposing Fire Codes That Omit Foam Insulation

The Coalition believes that the use of flame retardants in foam insulation is essential to protect occupants and workers from fire-related death and injury, and owners and occupants from property loss.

Virginia Tech Promotes Fire Safety In Residence Hall Rooms

Oak Flame 2011 featured two mock residence hall rooms that reflect contemporary designs and building codes and, like many rooms, feature elements such as decorations and unapproved curtains that violate existing fire safety rules.

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