Did the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over your project recently reject your design due to improper smoke control in your building? Do you need to calculate proper exhaust and convince the AHJ your structure will meet or exceed the intent of the fire code? Vertically stacked rack storage units and multi-story atriums can trigger the […]
The world of a fire protection engineer is moving more quickly than ever before. Property insurance carriers are upgrading their compliance standards constantly. This affects everyone attached to commercial and industrial facilities – from designers and architects, down to property owners and the businesses using the property. Standards change, and businesses can be required to […]
An insurance company’s success is partially due to their ability to reduce its exposure to risk. Fire hazards are one of the risks that a building owner would want insured. To provide a building owner with insurance in cases of a fire, an insurance company’s fire protection standards help minimize the risk of an accident. […]
This is the conclusion of our three-part series on How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Several weeks after we submitted our report, thinking we were moving forward, our code consultants learned from the owner of the trampoline park that the fire marshal would not issue a certificate of occupancy […]
This is part 2 of our 3 part series of how How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Harrington Group’s code consultants began investigating the various elements of the indoor trampoline park project, such as how many people would be on the trampolines simultaneously and so on. Then, early in […]
Recently, a couple of our code consultants were asked to venture into uncharted territory. A client in North Carolina was building an indoor trampoline park, and at that point, the state did not have any other such facilities. This was also a first for Harrington Group and fitting the facility into current building and fire […]
Americans have reiterated several versions of the NASA space pen story for years. The story claimed that NASA spent millions of dollars developing an “astronaut pen” which would work in outer space while the Soviets solved the same problem by using pencils. Fortunately, the story isn’t true, but it does highlight a valid lesson: we sometimes spend a great deal of time, effort, and money creating “high-tech” solutions to problems when a simple solution is right in front of us.