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In 2019, aspirating smoke detection technology was selected as quick installation solution for temporary broadcast offices at biggest game of the year.


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In 2019, aspirating smoke detection technology was selected as quick installation solution for temporary broadcast offices at biggest game of the year.

Life Safety

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.


Advanced Fire Detection Supports Super Bowl LIII

In 2019, aspirating smoke detection technology was selected as quick installation solution for temporary broadcast offices at biggest game of the year.

When Lightning Strikes, Will You Be Ready?

The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) is shining a spotlight on this hazard and expanding its "building lightning safe communities" initiative.

Protect Your Building Against Disaster With Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring can detect emergencies and allow buildings to communicate with their operators, preventing minor issues from becoming disasters.

Safer Schools: Intelligent Lighting

Connecting lighting systems in educational facilities can help to light the way to safety.

Honeywell ISC West 2019 Highlights

Honeywell will highlight its latest security and fire products at ISC West 2019 booth #12031 from April 10-12 in Las Vegas.

Emergency Lighting: Four Facts To Face

Checking on emergency and exit lighting systems during the seasonal transition can help prepare a facility in the event of a power outage.

New Members Join NFPA Standards Council

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Board of Directors adds to its Standards Council and reappoints a current member for a one-year extension.

 New Fire Resistive Steel Doors And Frames From ASSA ABLOY

The Ceco Door and Curries brands expand their fire resistive offerings that keep flames, radiant heat, and hot gases from spreading.

Intelligent Lighting That Drives Automotive Plant Operations

The efficiencies made possible with a digital LED infrastructure help to deliver a more productive and safer manufacturing environment.

Compliance Reporting Milestone

BuildingReports' announced its service members have reached the 5 million inspection report milestone, a growth rate of 150% from 2014.

AEDs Improve Out-Of-Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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.

In Case Of Fire: Water Autonomy For Critical Facilities


For fire water autonomy, all components of the fire water source and ancillary systems must be capable of withstanding disaster and remain fully operable

How Are Facilities Teams Using Technology Today, And In 2019?

A new survey from ARC reveals insight into the evaluation and acquisition of technology that facilities teams use to meet operating objectives.

Retailers Are Merry And Bright With LED Lighting, Controls

Holiday decorating in retail facilities can require a significant amount of energy and maintenance to provide an appealing, safe environment.

Drones Deliver AED Equipment For Medical Emergencies

The City of Reno, NV recently tested drone delivery of AED equipment as part of its participation in FAA Drone Integration Pilot Program.

Mass Notification Partnership From American Signal Corp.

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.

Fire Prevention Groups Focus On Sprinkler Awareness

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.

Summer Is Here, Be Lightning Aware

With summer officially begun, two groups focused on educating organizations and individuals about lighting highlight National Lighting Safety Awareness Week (June 24-30).

Online Tool Identifies NFPA Codes & Standards

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.

Aspirating Smoke Detection Technology From Xtralis

Addressable and able to detect the presence of smoke earlier than traditional equipment, the VESDA-E VEA system fits many facilities' needs.

Construction Project? Consider A Pre-Code Compliance Check

Including this process early on will help protect against delays and unexpected costs during the construction phase.

2018 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2017.

BHMA Publishes New ANSI Standard On Egress

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association has added the A156.41-Door Hardware Single Motion to Egress standard to its A156 Standards Series.

Solutions From Siemens For LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Terminal B, part of multi-year airport-wide improvements, will include Siemens building management and fire safety systems.

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.

Pre-Plans As A Factor In Insurance Costs

Pre-incident planning by facility management shares critical property information with first responders so those teams are a step ahead in case of emergency.

Fire Protection For Robot-Driven Warehouses

For warehouse facility managers operating automatic storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), related guidelines on fire safety are available from insurer FM Global.

Ease Power Outage Impact With Routine Maintenance

On a regular basis, facilities staff should verify that emergency lighting and other life safety systems are fully operational.

Advanced Fire System Is Life Safety Compatible

The Advanced Axis AX UL 864-listed fire system is now compatible with Keltron Corporation’s life safety event management systems.

What Do Seniors Want In A Retirement Community?

The continuing care retirement model is still the most popular senior living model in the U.S., but Baby Boomers have different ideas about where and how they want to age.

Honeywell Recalls SWIFT Wireless Gateway

Smoke detectors connected to this gateway can fail to activate properly when significant environmental contaminants are present.

Developing Emergency Preparedness Plans

For life safety, establish and practice procedures for facility management, occupants, and first responders.

2017 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.

Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Door Assemblies By ASSA ABLOY

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.

The Ultra-Bucket From UltraTech International

This company — focused on spill containment, facility protection, and related concerns — introduces an exciting innovation to an unexciting product.

Bantam6 Self Retracting Lifeline From WernerCo

The company expands its portfolio of SRLs for fall protection with the introduction of the compact retractable Bantam6.

Siemens Teams With Marvel Entertainment For Fire Prevention Week

For its 2016 campaign, the company decided to take a creative yet informative approach, highlighting one particular technology — voice communication systems.

Ammonia Refrigeration: Increasing Regulatory Requirements

Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.

Question Of The Week: What Is A High Performance Building?

To be considered "high performance," buildings must optimize across multiple attributes, including not only energy efficiency and sustainability, but also productivity, security and functionality.

Fireframes SG Curtainwall Series By Technical Glass Products

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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