The Sprinkler System Hall of Shame

Oct. 11, 2010

When you take your sprinklers for granted, you run the risk of compromising the entire system. Carelessness and oversight can produce corrosion, obstructions, seized parts, and inadequate coverage. From design debacles to neglected maintenance, don't let your sprinklers be an overhead embarrassment.

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Ceiling Tile Trouble

Ceiling tile selection is rarely based on just one decisive factor, like budget or acoustical performance. Fire resistance, humidity resistance, light reflectance, seismic compliance, and aesthetic appeal can – and should –factor into the selection decision. Address potential ceiling tile problems from the onset before you're in over your head.

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$85 Million Fall River Justice Center opens in Fall River, MA
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Report Reveals Decrease in Operating Expenses
BOMA-Kingsley report analyzes operating costs and expenses.
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Fire Systems Go Hand in Hand with Human Factors Lack of regular inspection, testing, and maintenance can compromise the performance of fire-protection devices and have deadly results.Click here for complete article …
Fire-Sprinkler Plans That Work
Code compliance and proper design will ensure a successful application.
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The New Shape of Specialty Ceilings An improved focus on integration and specification has allowed ceilings to break free from their traditional, uniform construction. Click here for complete article …
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Facilities professionals report that service contracts extend equipment lifecycles and reduce energy costs

Building Information Modeling Saves B&W Pantex Nearly $10 Million In Construction Costs

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