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#327 — Fire Safety Signs I Need in My Building

#327 — Fire Safety Signs I Need in My Building

Learn the requirements for AED signs, exit signs, and fire extinguisher signs No one expects an emergency to happen. But when they...
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#326 – Are Photoluminescent Exit and Egress Signs OSHA Compliant?

#326 – Are Photoluminescent Exit and Egress Signs OSHA Compliant?

Highly-visible signage is an essential life safety measure Most people can figure out how to exit a building in normal circumstances. But...
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#325 – Fire Safety Signs from Around the World: Exits to Equipment

#325 – Fire Safety Signs from Around the World: Exits to Equipment

Safety signs are everywhere. In dangerous situations, they tell you what to do, where to go, and where to find vital equipment...
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#324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs

#324 – Electric & Photoluminescent Exit Signs: Choosing Illuminated Exit Signs

Electric, photoluminescent, and tritium exit signs are listed and tested to the same standards as their electric counterparts. But the choices you make can lower lifetime costs, reduce maintenance requirements, and keep signs in compliance with local laws.
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#323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?

#323 – Which Codes Require Photoluminescent Egress & Exit Signs?

Photoluminescent egress markers or safety signs guide people to exits in tall, supertall, and megatall structures—but when do life safety codes require them?
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#322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms

#322 – Contractors’ Preference: Alarm Bells, Water Motor Gongs & Fire Alarms

Learn how a balance of cost, code, and a love of the craft influences contractors’ choice of fire alarm bells, water motor gongs, and newer electronics.
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#320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces

#320 – NFPA 13 Seismic Bracing Requirements: Cable Sway Braces

Learn where seismic cable sway bracing is needed and how to install it In the previous installment of our series on seismic...
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#321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes

#321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes

Seismic bracing for pipes, ductwork, electrical components, and more keeps systems up and running after the shaking stops The risk of fire...
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#319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More

#319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More

Antifreeze isn’t always the best—or the only—approach to fire sprinkler system freeze prevention. Learn how ball valves, drum drips, and other equipment can prevent damage and failure.
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#318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing

#318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing

Fire sprinkler systems require seismic design to safeguard them against earthquakes. Learn about the principles and equipment involved in seismic bracing.
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