360 State Street — Connecticut’s greenest and largest residential development — is the first new major residential construction in New Haven in over 15 years. Situated just three blocks from both Yale University and historic Wooster Square, the 32-story, 700,000-square-foot building offers 500 rental residences in its 27-story tower. Occupancies range from studios to three [...]
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LifeSafety interviews Angie Wells, P.E., principal, and Rodwell King, senior project manager, of GPD Group in Akron, Ohio. GPD Group is a multi-disciplinary A/E firm that provides architectural, interior design, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil engineering and construction administration services to clients nationwide. Q. How much responsibility does the architect assume for life-safety matters? King: The [...]
Kirsten Paoletti, fire protection and code consultant at RobsonWoese Inc Consulting Engineers, gives insight into retail life-safety design. Previously with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Ms. Paoletti continues to instruct NFPA seminars for architects, engineers, facilities and safety program managers.
Ranging from quaint mom-and-pop establishments and specialty boutiques to gigantic suburban malls with multiple department stores, retail space is where consumers gather to buy goods and services of all kinds. And every time a company opens its doors to the general public, there is an inherent fire and life-safety risk.