How Can Fire Protection Engineers Help Avoid Costly Mistakes?

If you have ever been involved with the design and construction of new facilities or renovating existing buildings, you are well aware that the best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. Or, simply said, things don’t always…

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Fire Hazards and Fire Code Pitfalls When Increasing Your Occupancy Load

As an architect, you want to design a building that meets the owner’s needs and allows you to be creative at the same time. The balancing act can be difficult when you are wedged between the extensive fire code requirements for…

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Do Your Building Renovation Projects Require Creative Fire Code Solutions?

A recent project triggered a number of problem areas and required we employ our creativity and deep knowledge of fire protection to succeed. The client wanted to renovate an existing facility that had been built in the early…

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Fire Code Requirements for Rack Storage and Atriums

Did the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over your project recently reject your design due to improper smoke control in your building? Do you need to calculate proper exhaust and convince the AHJ your structure will meet or…

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Cost-Effective Fire Hazard Mitigation

Fire protection engineering is normally understood by its technical appliances like sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire hazard warning signs. Although these tools are extremely effective at reducing risk and dealing with…

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How Fire Protection Engineers Advocate for You with Your Industrial/Commercial Insurance Carrier

The world of a fire protection engineer is moving more quickly than ever before. Property insurance carriers are upgrading their compliance standards constantly. This affects everyone attached to commercial and industrial…

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How to Negotiate with Insurers on Fire Hazards

An insurance company’s success is partially due to their ability to reduce its exposure to risk. Fire hazards are one of the risks that a building owner would want insured. To provide a building owner with insurance in cases of…

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Unforeseen Challenges In Meeting Fire Codes

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Several weeks after we submitted our report, thinking we were moving forward, our code consultants…

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Research That Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems

This is part 2 of our 3 part series of how How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems. Harrington Group’s code consultants began investigating the various elements of the indoor trampoline park…

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How Qualified Fire Code Consultants Can Help You Avoid Fire Code Problems

Recently, a couple of our code consultants were asked to venture into uncharted territory. A client in North Carolina was building an indoor trampoline park, and at that point, the state did not have any other such facilities.…

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AHJ Concessions With Hard Deadlines

Projects don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, they require last minute changes or approvals that were unforeseeable in the planning stages. In the tough times when meeting a deadline is critical, you find out who you can rely…

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Fire Protection Engineers Managing a Building Design Process

An underwriter can develop a conceptual design for a particular solution, but the competence for an accurate review of the full design or shop submittal package is held only by a fire protection engineer. Fire protection…

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Fire Safety Engineering For Dormitories

Fire safety engineering should not be excluded from dormitories. From PhysOrg.com: "Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and…

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Fire Protection Engineers Can Play A Crucial Role In AHJ Negotiation

During building or remodeling an existing building, the government has the power to stop construction dead in its tracks. If a building does not meet the local fire code, a building inspector, fire marshal, or other government…

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Building Code Consultants Save Client $200,000!

The building code consultants at Harrington Group helped our client to achieve a variance to certain code requirements related to smoke and heat venting. Through active partnership with the client, we successfully negotiated…

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