College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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Having fi re and building offi cials work on the development of standards together can ensure that not only is a building safely constructed, but also it is capable of being operated safely. When both offi cials understand why a higher stan- dard was adopted it also helps reduce the chances that the other individual will overlook the standard. Externally, fi re and building offi cials can work together to help facilitate changes to codes and standards to provide a better fi t for building and life safety. They can jointly approach fi re prevention and build- ing boards to present proposed modifi ca- tions that will benefi t the campus. Opportunities for Professional Development Working from the same offi ce will provide your fi re and building offi cials with additional professional development. As a team working together they will be a more knowledgeable staff. Projects will move along faster and any disagreements of code interpretation can take place between themselves instead of surfacing during the review process with design teams. There is a higher level of effi ciency, in addition to the joint inspections previ- ously mentioned; there is the ability to jointly procure special inspectors that can look at multiple items instead of relying on several special inspectors. In fact, there would most likely be a decrease in the need for special inspectors because building and fi re staff may be able to fulfi ll the roles of some of them based on their backgrounds, and an increase in time available because of a decrease in duplicated services. From a design team perspective they can expect a team of regulatory staff that provides quick, ac- curate, and decisive application of codes to their projects. In short, quality of plan review and inspections should improve, which leads to a more effi cient application of fi re and building codes across campus. These incentives alone should prove to most campuses that there is Harlequin Studio Dance Floor slip resistant surface support layer mineral fiber interply closed cell foam layer "Installed 13 years ago at Cornish College and our Harlequin Studio™ Dance Floor is still in great shape!" "Harlequin floors have contributed to the success of our programs. From ballet to modern dance and hip hop, from pointe to contact improvisation, our floors need to serve every form of dance. The Harlequin Studio™ floor gives us a consistent friction that provides a safe surface for all of our dancing needs. Our students love the floor's resilience and pliability; our faculty appreciate the floor's contributions to injury prevention. The floors have also been very durable and reliable.Our first Harlequin Studio floor was installed 13 years ago; it's still in great shape." Kitty Daniels, Dance Department Chair Cornish College of the Arts For free samples, information or assistance call toll free today 800-642-6440 LUXEMBOURG LONDON LOS ANGELES PHILADELPHIA FORT WORTH SYDNEY The world dances on Harlequin floors© American Harlequin Corporation 1531 Glen Avenue, Moorestown, NJ 08057 Toll Free 800-642-6440- Fax 856-231-4403 dance@harlequinfloors.com www.harlequinfloors.com Kitty Daniels photo by: Bridget Nowlin - Cornish dancers are Earnest Wallace and Oscar Gutierrez Dancer photo by: Chris Bennion ® merit in organizing fi re and building offi cials within a single regulatory department. CPM Mike Halligan is the associate director of Environmental Health and Safety at the Uni- versity of Utah and is responsible for Fire Prevention and Special Events Life Safety. He frequently speaks about performance-based code solutions for campus building projects, is recognized as an expert on residence hall fi re safety programs, and conducts school fi re prevention program audits/strategic plan- ning. He can be reached at 801/585-9327 or at mike.halligan@ehs.utah.edu. OCTOBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 33

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