Entries by Door Systems Writer

Door Systems “Escape Room” Company Retreat

What is an Escape Room? In escape rooms, groups of 3-8 players voluntarily get locked into a physical room. By exploring the space, discovering hints, following traces, and solving puzzles they try to escape within a restricted amount of time. The idea is routed in different game genres like point-and-click adventures, puzzle hunts, theme parks, […]

Sports complex in Little Tokyo – Budokan of Los Angeles

BUDOKAN OF LOS ANGELES: More than 90{a3a96561f1931cff034342fa80212b7a95ecea3cbb82e64902a22555cf3a09e1} of the $24 million needed to build a sports complex in Little Tokyo has been raised, according to nonprofit developer the Little Tokyo Service Center. The Budokan of Los Angeles would rise at 237-249 S. Los Angeles St. and include a two-court gymnasium. There would also be a rooftop […]

The Future of the Civic Center

The City of Los Angeles’ plan to redevelop the Civic Center over a 15-year period is officially underway. Now, with crews working on a 500-day dismantlement of Parker Center, government representatives are seeking input from Downtown stakeholders on how they want to see the area transform.

Using Smoke Curtains in Multi-Story Buildings

The most important task for firefighters is to save lives. In the case of fires in multi-story residential buildings, this objective can be best achieved by using the stairways as the preferred route of attack. This method of entering a multi-story dwelling ensures that the most important escape route for the inhabitants is immediately controlled.

Circa Project: Twin 36-story Towers

The large podium of the Circa project, at 1200 S. Figueroa St. in South Park, continues to rise. The project from a development group composed of Hankey Investment Company, Jamison Services, Falcon California Investments and Highlands Capital will create twin 36-story towers with a combined 648 condominiums, sitting on top of a seven-story retail podium […]

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 […]