Posts Tagged 'testing'

May
11

Positive pressure was added to fire testing procedures in 1998 to more closely simulate real fire conditions. Before that there was no pressure type procedure in the testing so conclusions were drawn simply from flame and temperature. In real fire conditions as heat develops within the source area, pressure within an enclosed room begins to …

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Jan
26

STC (Sound Transmission Class) openings have gained popularity in the recent years for many reasons. The healthcare market require STC partitions because poor acoustical conditions may have a negative impact on a patient’s physiological health and increase their chances of being readmitted to the hospital. Acoustics can also impact perceptions of privacy, comfort, safety, and

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Nov
20

Architects, parents, school boards and school supervisors are working hard to make schools safe for all students and faculty. There are many solutions that can help create secure school environments. This article will look at ways to make schools safer with doors and frames from ASSA ABLOY Group brands.

Even beyond the envelope of the …

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Aug
13

With the severe tornadoes experienced throughout the Midwest and Southeastern parts of the United States in the last few years, there has been much focus on tornado shelters.  The doors, frames and hardware supplied for public buildings are required to be tested and certified as a tornado shelter opening under the ICC 500 guidelines.  No …

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