Specialized Egress Applications in Healthcare Facilities
Maintaining the delicate balance between life safety and security is always difficult; nowhere more so than in healthcare facilities.
Securing Residential Comfort in Long-Term Care Facility Doors
Long-term care facilities should be built to last, with their doors and frame systems
providing comfort and enforcing both durability and safety.
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Case Study: Metropolitan Hospital Center
Old Doors, New Purpose: Hardware that Meets Today's Safety Regulations
Providing new hardware in this active environment provided many challenges.
Keeping Patients Safe through Life Safety Hardware
Jill Gile, CSI, CDT
Hospitals and clinics are leaders in life safety issues through the sheer necessity that their jobs are to care for individuals at risk.
Special Locking Arrangements: Achieving Code Compliance
The International Building Code (IBC) and the NFPA 101: The Life Safety Code both include requirements for a means of egress system to be provided that includes a continuous and unobstructed way of egress travel from any accessible point in a building, structure or facility to a public way. However, there are specific situations in the codes where locking arrangements are allowed that limit immediate, unobstructed egress travel.
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