NFPA Journal details a firsthand account of the acceptance testing process

Published on November 15, 2010
November 15, 2010 – In the latest issue of NFPA Journal®, the official magazine of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Kenneth Lauziere, the former chief fire marshal for the Office of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., provides a firsthand account of the critical acceptance testing process for the $621 million Capitol Visitor Center, and what it was like to have Congress watching over his shoulder, in the cover story, We Had to Get it Right.

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