Entries by Door Systems Writer

Atrium Smoke Control Solution

A horizontal fire protective curtain may eliminate the need for costly additional structural support, sprinklers, and complex smoke evacuation systems saving the building owner a great deal of money. Keep in mind that the building code allows for two stories to be interconnected without smoke control. If the atrium design and space is appropriate then it is […]

Sonny Astani’s $60 million Valencia

The opening of Sonny Astani’s $60 million Valencia has been pushed back from June to the end of the year. A spokesperson for Astani said a temporary certificate of occupancy is expected by November, although applications to rent the 218 City West apartments are now being accepted. The six-story project at 1515 Wilshire Blvd. will […]

Assisted Living Elevator Smoke Containment

The primary focus of assisted-living facilities is to provide care for elderly persons who can no longer maintain independent-living standards. Their facilities are typically commercial construction with a residential design element. Fire and life-safety concerns are a priority that can be made more difficult by the added challenge of ensuring accessibility for mobility-challenged persons. In […]

Your Fire Safety System Could Be Falling Short

Are your fire detection, notification and response systems up to scratch? A commercial fire protection system needs regular inspections, maintenance and testing to make sure it can keep your occupants safe in an emergency. If you haven’t kept up with a regular maintenance schedule, catch up now to avoid the potential legal nightmare that could […]

25,000 sq ft of Retail and Commercial Space

HOLLAND PARTNER GROUP/SIXTH AND BIXEL: One portion of Holland Partner Group’s $200 million City West project has already opened: The Mint, a 42-apartment redevelopment of a 1923 medical building, debuted in May, and is now 85% occupied, according to the developer. Crews are now building out the interior of a pair of seven-story buildings with a […]

Beacon Tower – Equity Residential

BEACON TOWER: Equity Residential is still seeking permits for a high-rise project at the northeast corner of Fourth and Hill Streets. The developer acquired the one-acre site at 343 S. Hill St. in 2014. Designs by TCA Architects show a 33-story tower with 428 studio to two-bedroom apartments, with 22 of the residences set aside for […]