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The Most Important 3 Steps To Take To Fireproof The Daycare Or Senior Center You’re Building

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether you are converting an existing structure into a care center or building a brand new facility, your day care center or senior activity center must be designed with fire safety as a top priority. You may think that following local codes will be enough, but to ensure the safety of the children and elderly in your care, you should take the following 3 steps: Step 1) Design with fire safety in mind. This means using material that is less likely to catch fire, such as concrete slab and steel. There are fire retardant wall boards, paints, flooring and ceiling materials available that will help buy time in a fire situation. Peak roofs and engineered truss roofs are prone to collapse quickly in fires. So are lightweight wood floor supports, called I-beams. Unlike dimensional lumber joists, I-beams are shaped like...

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