LSS News & Articles

How Do Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) Work?

Group purchasing organizations (GPOs) have existed for a long time to help businesses interested in buying similar products or services gain leverage through combined purchasing power. This leverage ultimately generates preferable prices and contract terms, saves time and frees up internal procurement resources.

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The Commissioning Process In New Construction

As a general contractor, there’s a lot of pressure to building new buildings and get them up quickly. And thanks to modern construction materials being used today, buildings are being built quickly and efficiently. However, as convenient as this is, it can create some fire safety issues. Newer buildings are built with engineered beams of wood, which are small pieces of wood glued together....

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How Fire Barrier Management Protects You & Your Building During A Fire

Compartmentalizing your facility is one of the best ways to help contain fire and smoke to its point of origin while waiting for first responders. Compartmentalizing is simply taking a building and dividing it into sections that can close off from the rest during an emergency. From dampers hidden within the ductwork of a building to fire walls, there are various ways of preventing the spread...

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Stamp Out Fire Door Neglect With A Fire Door Inspection Checklist

It's Fire Door Safety Week in the UK, which is held the last week in September, and is aimed at educating the importance of properly maintaining fire doors. Unfortunately, for many people, fire doors are just another entrance from one room to the next. But they are so much more than that! Fire doors are specifically designed to help keep occupants lives safe while also preventing further...

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Four Steps To Help You Prepare For Your Next Damper Inspection

Fire and smoke damper inspections are just one of the many aspects of your facility’s barrier management that is important to the integrity of the building and lives of its occupants. They help to compartmentalize your building by preventing the spread of flames and smoke through the ventilation system in the event of a fire. This is why it is important to ensure your facility’s dampers are...

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How Do Smoke Dampers Work?

There are many aspects of a building’s fire barriers that are designed to help prevent the spread of fire as well as keeping occupants safe. Part of that system is the building’s fire and smoke dampers. Dampers are often hidden out of sight, which means they are more likely to be out of compliance. And as fire and life safety professionals, we spend a lot of time talking about the importance...

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The Importance of Damper Inspections In Educational Properties

We are constantly reiterating the importance of fire and smoke damper inspections and repairs in healthcare and long term living facilities, but it’s critical to also stress its equal significance for college and university campuses. With dozens of classroom, administrative, recreational, and residential buildings on campus, fire safety preparedness is crucial to all educational properties...

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Top 10 Failure Reasons For Fire & Smoke Dampers

Fire, smoke and combination dampers continue to be an important part of a facility's over all fire and life safety protection system. Unfortunately, dampers have a tendency to frequently fail during routine inspections. It may not seem like a big deal, especially with other fire protection features (fire doors, firestopping) put in place. But fire and smoke can spread fast, and one of the...

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LSS Life Safety Services® Will Be Exhibiting at the 55th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

LSS Life Safety Services® is an exhibitor at the 55th ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition

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