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Does my building need a sprinkler system? Part 2
'Total fire area' and space usage among factors determining whether fire sprinklers are required in industrial facilities.
Are fire sprinklers required? It’s complicated
Occupancy, construction type, footprint and height are key factors in sprinkler regulations for industrial facilities
Thermal barriers for spray-foam insulation
Complex code requirements govern whether a thermal barrier is necessary in spaces with exposed spray-foam insulation in industrial or warehouse facilities.
Use, egress, fire protection affect suite size in health facilities
Architect Ellen McCulley, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, of Nelson Design, Inc., addresses issues affecting size limits on suite sizes in healthcare facilities.
Durability, ADA are shower seat considerations
In Decoding the Code, Architect Ellen McCulley discusses code considerations for shower seat installation in industrial and institutional settings.
Decoding the Code: Know which codes apply
Code study is an important part of pre-construction. Understanding what code applies to a building project is just as important.
Decoding the Code: Code Review as Value Engineering
Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, discusses the cost benefits of code review during pre-construction.
Decoding the Code: Rules for Remodeling
In Decoding the Code, Nelson Design, Inc., architect Cindy Larson discusses International Building Code requirements for remodeling, and how application of the rules varies depending on the type of building, or the scale of changes being made.
Decoding the Code: Therapy/Rec pools
Carl A. Nelson & Company's Dan Culp discusses regulatory guidelines for pools related to therapy-only versus therapy and recreational use.
Decoding the Code: High-Piled Storage
Nelson Design Services, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, offers a guide to rules for high-piled combustibles storage.
ADA Compliance in Industrial Facilities: Know the Facts
Addressing misconceptions about the application of accessibility requirements beyond commonly understood "public accommodations."
Life Safety Drawings
A review of requirements for life safety drawings maintained by healthcare organizations to meet CMS, state, Joint Commission standards.
Adding Wood Framed Structures to Metal Buildings
Proceed with caution when adding a wood framed structure to a metal building. Such modifications carry significant code compliance implications.