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Life Safety Code

Rules for emergency eye wash, shower stations
Rules for emergency eye wash, shower stations

Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, NCARB, provides an overview of requirements for placement of emergency wash stations in hazardous settings.

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Proper Anchorage prevents deaths from falls
Proper Anchorage prevents deaths from falls

Tim Seibert, P.E., president of Carl A. Nelson & Company, reviews standards for proper Anchorages in manufacturing environments to prevent fatal falls

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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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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: Combustible Storage 102
Decoding the Code: Combustible Storage 102

Nelson Design, Inc., architect Ellen McCulley, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, resumes her discussion of International Fire Code rules for storage of high-piled combustibles.

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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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USP 800 - Are You Ready?
USP 800 - Are You Ready?

A discussion of USP 800 requirements for handling hazardous drugs in healthcare settings.

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Hazardous Materials 103: High Hazard Occupancies
Hazardous Materials 103: High Hazard Occupancies

Part 3 of our Decoding the Code series on hazardous materials storage and handling.

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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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Hazardous Materials 102: Control Areas
Hazardous Materials 102: Control Areas

Part 2 of our Decoding the Code series on hazardous materials storage and handling.

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Hazardous Materials 101
Hazardous Materials 101

Part 1 of our Decoding the Code series on hazardous materials storage and handling.

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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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