Entries by Door Systems Writer

Door Systems delivers AIA Courses

Door Systems strives to produce quality courses that help your team grow in the field of Fire Rated Smoke Containment Systems. As an AIA Continue Education Provider, we can serve you in person, On-Line with Video Meetings, or Virtually Online 24/7. With 2 Live Courses, you can engage the speaker with a live Q & […]

What to do during a building fire

NEVER IGNORE A FIRE ALARM! Your first reaction should be to grab your room keys, alert the people around you, and go. Act immediately but try to stay calm. Stay low in case of smoke or fumes. If you’re in bed, roll off the bed and crawl to the door. Don’t waste time getting dressed […]

Anaheim Stadium turned into a mega mixed-use district

Last Wednesday, the owners of the Anaheim Ducks hopped on the “professional sports team turning the area around their stadium into a mixed-use district” bandwagon with the announcement of “ocV!BE,” a 115-acre neighborhood that will set up shop around the team’s Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The hockey team’s owners will realize that vision by […]

The Worst Fires in US History

In 1871, Chicago experienced a massive fire that forced the city to rebuild. However, this fire was not among the United States’ deadliest. Wiping out properties, charring tracks of land, and killing up to thousands of people, these terrible fires are some of the most heartbreaking disasters to ever have hit the country. The causes […]

510 foot, 45-story tower in San Francisco

This 510 foot, 45-story tower with a rising profile near SFMOMA will repurpose the 10-story Aronson Building, which survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, and add a residential skyscraper next to it, care of Handel Architects. The older building will play home to residential lofts on levels five through ten, as well as the upcoming […]

5M development broke ground in June

The long-delayed 5M development broke ground in June. The four-acre project, located at the border of MidMarket and SoMa, will include a 288-unit residential building on Mission, which includes 57 below market rate units (all at 50 percent of average median income); a 400-unit residential building on Natoma; and a 630,000-square foot office building on […]

Hotel Coming to Hewitt Street

Yet another hotel has been announced for the Arts District. Hospitality firm the Radisson Hotel Group announced plans to construct a 140-room Radisson RED hotel at 440 S. Hewitt St. A groundbreaking date has not been set, but the company expects it to open in early 2024.

Smoke Management & Containment

Smoke management is a term used to describe the methods implemented to passively or actively control the movement of smoke within the built environment in the interest of providing safety to occupants, fire fighters and property. Smoke management methods include compartmentation, dilution, pressurization, airflow and buoyancy. The following is a brief description of the different methods that are currently considered when designing […]

Arts District project breaks ground

San Francisco-based developer Carmel Part­ners has broken ground on its first Arts District project. The planned 35-story project designed by Works Progress Architecture will rise at 520 S. Mateo St., near the Fourth Street Bridge. The main tower will include 475 live/work apartments, including 50 affordable units.