Tag Archives: life safety

Spotlight on the Key Points in Firestopping

Firestop is widely recognized as a problematic issue for owners, specifiers and contractors alike. It is perhaps the most misapplied and misunderstood segment in Life-Safety in modern construction, especially with the constant changes in code. Please join the New Jersey … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Action

ACTION… We took some ACTION and got involved in the NJSA golf committee… Thank you to Matt from GAR our gracious host at his facility in South Plainfield they specialize in servicing the aerial work platform needs of contractors, sub-contractors, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Beating the Clock

By Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM and James P. Stahl Jr., CFPS, CDT Effective August 1, 2016, The Joint Commission changed the Statement of Conditions® (SOC) process related to Life Safety (LS) requirements. Previously, deficiencies discovered during mock surveys or … Continue reading

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Spotlight on DIIM for firestopping

Life Safety Digest (LSD) is a big part of the FCIA’s strategy to educate about the importance of the ‘DIIM’ for firestopping and effective compartmentation. I was happy to be able to contribute an article to the most recent edition of LSD. Click … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

This year, as we celebrate the 239th anniversary of our nation’s birth, I ask you to take a moment to reflect on the significance of this day. The day when our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence granting all … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Sharpening your Ax – AIA / CES Continuing Education

Recently I have found myself giving more presentations and trainings about the key points in firestopping. Yesterday I received an email after one of my presentations that I had given at an architectural firm which read, “Thank you for the … Continue reading

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Spotlight on safety

I was called in for a job site walk-through the other day to look at the firestop, or should I say lack-thereof, at building that was built around World War II. First we met in the warm, safe confines of an … Continue reading

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