February, 2013

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Solving Fire Door Penetrations

I ran across a vendor called Fire Door Solutions, Inc. (www.firedoorsolutions.com) who has come up with a unique solution for those pesky penetrations in fire rated doors. On older fire doors, it is not uncommon for the facility to replace the automatic closure with a new device, but the mountingRead More …

Changes to the Life Safety Code, Doors and Locking Hardware

When the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (LSC) is finally adopted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the accreditation organizations (The Joint Commission, AOA/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program and Det Norske Veritas) will follow suit.  Due to the multiple public comment periods that CMS is requiredRead More …