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Use, egress, fire protection affect suite size in health 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.

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Durability, ADA are shower seat considerations
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.

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Decoding the Code: Know which codes apply
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.

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Decoding the Code: Code Review as Value Engineering
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.

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Decoding the Code: Rules for Remodeling
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.

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Decoding the Code: Therapy/Rec pools
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.

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Decoding the Code: High-Piled Storage
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.

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ADA Compliance in Industrial Facilities: Know the Facts
ADA Compliance in Industrial Facilities: Know the Facts

Addressing misconceptions about the application of accessibility requirements beyond commonly understood "public accommodations."

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Life Safety Drawings
Life Safety Drawings

A review of requirements for life safety drawings maintained by healthcare organizations to meet CMS, state, Joint Commission standards.

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Adding Wood Framed Structures to Metal Buildings
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.

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