Month: January 2014

How To Ensure Your Fire Barriers Stay Compliant

As a facility engineer, you know that maintaining fire barriers keeps smoke and other toxic gases from spreading throughout the building and allows occupants to evacuate safely. According to the Life Safety Code, NFPA 101, any penetrations must be treated without delay. The compartmentalization of smoke during a fire in a building could mean life Read more…

Certified Fire Door Inspectors

In a perfect world, every facility manager would know the local and national fire door code requirements like the back of their hand; they would have the time and resources to inspect their own fire doors, report on the deficiencies and make the repairs themselves. Maybe some of them do, but with all the other responsibilities Read more…

Fire Doors, Compliant or Not?

When flipping through NFPA 80 Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives the complexities of fire door maintenance and compliance becomes increasingly apparent. With so many different types of fire doors and each door having so many components, deficiencies can creep up on you. Quiz yourself on fire door compliance. Think you know the Read more…

New Years Resolutions: Keeping Fire Doors Compliant

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2014? With the freshness of the New Year at our fingertips there is a lot to look forward to. Our 2014 Calendars are already hung high and upcoming events and projects are being added each day, but right now we’re focusing on fire doors. Fire doors are an Read more…