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 Importance of Fire Rated Door Labels

Buildings and facilities alike use Fire Rated Door Labels to ensure fire code compliance. Parts may become deficient due to constant wear and tear from daily use. Unfortunately, there is too much damage caused by deficiencies in proper fire safety. 

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Include Fire & Life Safety Services In Your New Construction Plan

As new construction continues to grow, installing the appropriate code-compliant barrier management program has never been more important. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Building Code (IBC) both require a building to have properly installed fire and life safety protection systems before certifying occupancy.  So what fire and life safety services...

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Top Causes Of Fire In Educational Properties

With so many people back on campus after the holidays, risks of a fire can increase. Every industry faces challenges when it comes to fire protection, prevention, and occupant safety. But for the educational industry, the biggest issue comes simply from the many different buildings that cater to your students, faculty and staff. Naturally, fire safety is one of your many concerns, and being...

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Start Right In 2020 With Routine Barrier Management Services

Its 2020, a new year and decade, and everybody wants to start the New Year right. As a facility manager, director of operations and engineer, the overall fire safety of your building should be high on your to do list. If your local AHJ visited your facility tomorrow, would your fire and life safety systems fall within code standards? Do you have a complete barrier management program in place?...

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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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Are Your Facility's Fire Barriers Prepared For A Fire This Winter?

With December finally here, the official first day of winter is right around the corner, and many of us have already been facing the first arctic blast of winter. As the cold weather continues to quickly approach, I can’t help but think about all the potential fire risks that increase during this season.

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Proper Door Clearance Helps Keep You Safe During A Fire Emergency

This whole month has been about scary movies, haunted houses and a lot of sweet treats. It’s fun to pretend ghouls and goblins are real and imagining what we would do to protect ourselves. But let’s be honest, the scariest things in life aren’t the make-believe monsters, but the real-life things we encounter that can put our lives in danger.  For instance, something that is truly scary is poor...

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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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