Everyone working in an office or commercial facility is used to scanning their card (or key fob) before entering the building For years, contactless proximity cards (prox cards) have been the norm to control facility access However, recently one...
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A leading violation observed during Joint Commission surveys is improperly protected penetrations of fire and smoke partitions Failure of a Joint Commission survey can lead to loss of accreditation if not corrected A hospital located in Arizona...
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Having an adequate water supply is not often a challenge when working in urban areas with robust municipal water services Rural municipalities, on the other hand, may have limited water supplies Water storage in rural areas may be able to meet the...
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Performance-Based Design (PBD) has become more common as buildings have increased in complexity Examples of projects where performance-based design is common include stadiums, casinos with shops, restaurants, performance spaces, etc This article...
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Vehicle fires caused by traffic accidents can result in tremendous traffic jams Over the past few years, some government agencies are starting to require the installation of standpipe system as part of bridge renovation work By using bridge...
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