Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. nfpa articles below.
These three issues are among the timely topics the National Fire Protection Association has addressed recently, with a virtual event on June 22 to delve deeper.
Sponsored by the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), this year's theme for the annual campaign is “Connected to Safety,” focused on emerging technology.
Facility managers have a critical role in ensuring that fire doors are maintained in good working condition after these are installed in a building.
Inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems plays a significant role in managing facility risks.
Available in English and Spanish, this resource for code officials, business owners, and facility management was developed following the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
2020 Fire Prevention Week from NFPA includes serving up guidance to restaurant facility professionals.
Whether it's a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan?
New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.
Provisions added to the current edition of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® address wall penetrations for the installation of facility security devices in exit enclosures.
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.
At the NFPA Urban Fire Forum earlier this Fall, fire chiefs gathered to hear accounts of emergency response to Texas and Florida hurricanes, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL.
The three models from Oval Fire are ADA compliant, and do not protrude more than 4"four from a surface when properly mounted.
The CLSS-HC is the first of new specialist certifications for facility managers and others responsible for ensuring safety at their facilities.
Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.
The coalition will advance public safety in the built environment by advocating states and municipal jurisdictions adopt current building, fire prevention, sustainable, electrical, and life safety codes.
The video depicts a full-scale room fire at UL's Northbrook, IL, test facility and compares non-compliant firestop systems performance to compliant firestop penetration and joint systems in accordance with ASTM E814 (UL-1479) and ASTM E1966 (UL-2079), respectively.
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