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No Upgrade Planned? Your $ May Go Up in Smoke.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, 2007 was a record year for large-loss fires in the U.S., eclipsing $14 billion in total losses and injuring more than 200 civilians and firefighters. For facility executives, the statistics are sobering reminders of the critical role of a building’s fire safety system. And while routine, consistent maintenance of the existing system can mitigate risk, an upgrade eventually is needed to comply with revised codes--­and take advantage of more efficient, effective technologies. In this Webcast, presented by Wayne Moore, Principal for Hughes Associates, Inc. and moderated by Building Operating Management associate editor Naomi Millan, attendees will learn how to best plan for a fire safety system upgrade by understanding the best practices in upgrade planning and the technologies that should be considered. The Webcast will also address updates to fire codes and their impact on existing systems and retrofits.

In this 75-minute Webcast, you will learn:

1) Trends in fire safety codes

2) Key developments in technology over the past 10 years

3) How to justify the need for a fire safety upgrade to upper management

4) Common stumbling blocks in the planning and installation processes

5) Key preventive maintenance practices to maintain fire safety system effectiveness

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