Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Life Safety articles below.
Environmental monitoring can detect emergencies and allow buildings to communicate with their operators, preventing minor issues from becoming disasters.
The Ceco Door and Curries brands expand their fire resistive offerings that keep flames, radiant heat, and hot gases from spreading.
The efficiencies made possible with a digital LED infrastructure help to deliver a more productive and safer manufacturing environment.
Businesses across America are installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to aid those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest. Whether mandated by law or enacted by individual choice, installation of AEDs help save lives.
For fire water autonomy, all components of the fire water source and ancillary systems must be capable of withstanding disaster and remain fully operable
A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.
Holiday decorating in retail facilities can require a significant amount of energy and maintenance to provide an appealing, safe environment.
The City of Reno, NV recently tested drone delivery of AED equipment as part of its participation in FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program.
Through an application process going on now, college and healthcare campuses may be chosen by the company to receive new or enhanced mass notification systems.
Following a fire in San Marcos, TX in July, five national organizations have joined forces to educate stakeholders on the benefits of installing fire sprinklers in dorms and off-campus housing.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released CodeFinder, a new interactive online tool that identifies the NFPA codes and standards that are in effect in U.S. municipalities or counties, as well as in regions of Canada, South America, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Addressable and able to detect the presence of smoke earlier than traditional equipment, the VESDA-E VEA system fits many facilities' needs.
Including this process early on will help protect against delays and unexpected costs during the construction phase.
The redevelopment of Terminal B, part of multi-year airport-wide improvements, will include Siemens building management and fire safety systems.
In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.
ASSA ABLOY hollow metal door brands Ceco Door, Curries, and Fleming now offer Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Assemblies (FEBR), designed to resist an intense, prolonged attack by one or more intruders.
For its 2016 campaign, the company decided to take a creative yet informative approach, highlighting one particular technology — voice communication systems.
Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.
To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.
Providing up to 120 minutes of fire resistance, this fire-rated toggle retention system also addresses aesthetics with its smooth surface appearance.
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