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How to protect your employees from heat stress
How to protect your employees from heat stress
Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat ...
How to 'win a bid'
How to 'win a bid'
One of most important things a sprinkler contractor must do is to learn how to "win a bid." In the sprinkler world, you must learn how to keep feeding the beast in order to stay in business and that means you have to get really good at winning bids.
Sprinklers contain overnight fire at Maryland hotel
Sprinklers contain overnight fire at Maryland hotel
An early morning fire at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites in Salisbury, Maryland, forced the evacuation of hundreds of people, authorities said.
For first-time buyers, the American dream can wait
For first-time buyers, the American dream can wait
Buying a home has long been regarded one of the hallmarks of entering adulthood, something to achieve sooner rather than later. For many of today's young adults, however, that is no longer the case. Whether by necessity or choice, they are delaying mak...
The house of the future: What dreams are made of
The house of the future: What dreams are made of
When I was just a child, I had an obsession with sceneries, backgrounds, furniture and spaces. What used to affect me so much personally in that special way of constructing? It was undoubtedly the feelings related to comfort sensations, communication w...
High-rise Texas apartment fire quickly extinguished by sprinkler
High-rise Texas apartment fire quickly extinguished by sprinkler
A high-rise apartment building in southwest Houston, Texas, was evacuated after a fire erupted in one of the units.
Foundation research on ESFR sprinklers and obstructions
Foundation research on ESFR sprinklers and obstructions
Early suppression fast response sprinklers (ESFR) are high-volume, high-pressure sprinklers that are often used to protect combustible storage as an alternative to installing in-rack sprinklers.
Rack storage with solid shelving
Rack storage with solid shelving
Historically if you wanted to use early suppression fast resonse (ESFR) sprinklers but had solid shelving, you were out of luck (go directly to jail — do not pass go — do not collect $200). Up until the 2010 edition of NFPA 13, Stand...
Sprinkler assists firefighters in containing fire at Michigan fireworks store
Sprinkler assists firefighters in containing fire at Michigan fireworks store
Fire crews in Otsego County, Michigan, had to rush to save a fireworks store after a fire ignited overnight.
For liens, timing is everything — even if you're right
For liens, timing is everything — even if you're right
As far too many unpaid construction industry participants have come to learn, filing a lien requires more than just being owed money — it also requires strict adherence to the administrative guidelines set forth by the laws of the particular stat...
8 steps to push past your limits when you think you've hit them
8 steps to push past your limits when you think you've hit them
Sometimes, when it comes to achievement, our biggest enemy is ourselves.
Nevada apartment fire contained by sprinkler
Nevada apartment fire contained by sprinkler
Nevada's Reno Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. The fire started in a third floor apartment from a carelessly discarded cigarette. The fire caused moderate fire damage but was contained to the living area by an activated fire spri...
Sprinkler extinguishes suspicious overnight fire at California Planned Parenthood
Sprinkler extinguishes suspicious overnight fire at California Planned Parenthood
The Modesto, California, fire and police departments are investigating a suspicious, but apparently small fire at the Planned Parenthood Modesto Health Center.
Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at senior living facility
Sprinkler system extinguishes fire at senior living facility
Residents of the Casa De Pinos senior living facility in Prescott, Arizona, reported activated fire alarms in the building and smoke coming from a third floor apartment. When firefighters made entry into the apartment they found that the building's spr...