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January / February 2006 Health Care 101

NFPA 101® provides effective design requirements for improved health care environments, Updating NFPA 13, Case Study: Sprinkler Retrofits.


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Contents


COVER STORY

Health Care 101

NFPA 101® provides effective design requirements for improved health care environments.
Daniel O'Connor, P.E., and Thomas W. Gardner, P.E.

FEATURES

Updating NFPA 13
Changes are proposed for NFPA's first standard and how it provides the minimum requirements for the design and installation of automatic sprinkler systems.
John Nicholson

The Numbers Don’t Lie
An estimated 15 to 30 percent of U.S. nursing home facilities still do not have full automatic sprinkler systems.
John Dellogono and Charlie Bauroth, P.E.

Case Study: Sprinkler Retrofits
Sprinklers are making their way into more nursing homes.
Stephen Murphy

All the Right Tools
Security management in a health care environment requires code compliance.
Richard Mahnke


COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS


Buzzwords
The importance of competence
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE
Mail Call
Letters to the editor
First Word
Q&A with NFPA President James M. Shannon
John Nicholson
Outreach
Humor helps with serious message
Barbara Dunn
Firewatch
Leaking propane ignites in warehouse
Kenneth J. Temblay
Research
New council is formed
Kathleen H. Almand, P.E., FSFPE
Heads Up
Solid shelves in racks vs. shelf storage
Russell P. Fleming, P.E.
Structural Ops
Unified command at structure fires
Russ Sanders & Ben Klaene
In Compliance
Exit signs—Where are they required?
Chip Carson, P.E.