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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


Building Operating Management
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Plays Crucial Role in Fire Alarm Upgrades

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Fire Code Provisions Directed At Building Occupants

Building Operating Management
Safety vs. Security: Biggest Issue in Choosing the Right Opening

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Corrections Issued to Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems Code

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Changes In Fire Codes, Standards Offer New Fire Protection System Guidance For Facility Managers

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Expanded Scope Of NFPA 72 Now Includes Emergency Communication Systems

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Newer Versions Of NFPA 72 Include Guidance For Integrating Fire Alarm, PA System

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How Outside Factors Can Influence NFPA Codes And Standards

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How NFPA 72 Defines Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Requirements For Mass Notification

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NFPA 72 Does Not Require Emergency Communication System, But Provides Guidelines

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What You Need For A Mass Notification System

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Fire Code Compliance Requires Creative Solutions at Manhattan High-rise

Building Operating Management
Fire Alarms: Five Ways Facility Managers Can Gain From Today's Technology

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Improved Communication, User-Friendly Features Are Part of Evolution of Fire Alarms

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New Fire Alarm Systems Offer Fewer False Alarms

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New Fire Alarm Systems Offer More Options for Challenging Spaces

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Life Safety Code Addresses Non-Fire Emergencies Too

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Key Steps to Planning Mass Notification System

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Knowing Facility's Risks Offers Big Rewards When Planning Mass Notification System

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Mass Notification System Requires More Flexibility Than Fire Alarm

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Mass Notification Systems Offer Multiple Messaging Methods

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Green Building Design Can Pose Fire Safety Challenges

Building Operating Management
Green Design Solutions and Materials May Be Fire Hazards

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Trouble Spots for Fire-Alarm and Detection Systems

Building Operating Management
What Are the Code Requirements for a Fire Alarm System In My Building?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Hot Issue: Maintaining Fire-Rated Doors

Building Operating Management
Squelching Fire Safety Risks

Building Operating Management
Performance-Based Fire Safety Design