Emergency lighting is just one component of the means-of-egress, and part of a building’s life safety system. In the event of a power outage, a backup lighting system may be the occupants’ only guide to a safe exit.
During a fire, The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library saved numerous historical documents from the flames thanks to a solution called fluoroketone that would not damage or harm the older documents like other agents would.
Engineering mixed-use buildings is a fine art—specifiers must combine multiple engineered systems for several business and residence types into one structure. This overview offers a look at the challenges of these buildings.