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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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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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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The Importance of Fire Walls, Partitions And Smoke Barriers

One of the main purposes of a building’s fire barrier protection system is to help contain both fire and smoke to one location by preventing it from spreading from barrier to barrier. In a building, there are various systems, such as, fire and smoke dampers, fire doors, and firestopping to help minimize property damage, while also providing a safe evacuation route for those building occupants....

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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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The Importance Of Fire Barrier Management During Autumn

As a fire protection company, we are constantly emphasizing the importance of preventing the spread of fire through properly maintained fire protection systems. Being aware and prepared for the possible risks is just one way to help minimize unnecessary property damage while also providing a safe evacuation route for building occupants. The first step is knowing what the fire risks are, which...

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Put Your Residents Safety First With Barrier Management

We are constantly emphasizing the importance of barrier management in healthcare facilities, but it’s critical to also stress the equal significance for residents safety in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As a facility manager, you know healthcare facilities are “Defend in Place” facilities, and ensuring the safety of your residents is one of the most important parts of your job....

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