Entries by Door Systems Writer

Arts District Mixed-Use Project Approved

A contentious mixed-use project was pushed on to the next step last week of the development cycle after the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to advance the development, in the process rejecting an appeal that sought to prevent its construction. The real estate investment firm Jade Enterprises is behind the project, which will bring […]

Historical Industrial Fire: Imperial Foods

The fire began due to pressurization of fluid leaking from a hydraulic line. The leak, in combination with heat, caused immediate vapor and flames. This ignition transpired into heavy smoke making it a serious hazard very quickly. When workers attempted to escape they realized that the designated fire escapes were blocked and the doors were […]

Authorities Seek Cause of CA Fuel Fire

A tank burns as fire breaks out at a refinery in Crockett, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. A fire burning at an oil storage facility in the San Francisco Bay Area prompted a hazardous materials emergency that led authorities to order the residents of two communities to shelter in place and stay inside with […]

Door Systems at the 2019 ARC Conference

In November Door Systems participated in the 2019 ARC Conference. This was a prestigious 3 day event located in Hollywood, Florida. Only top executives and decision makers from 100 of the largest and most influential Architectural firms in the region were invited. Door Systems presentation of the integrated door system and smoke & fire curtains […]

Metropolis Tower Converts to Apartments

One of Downtown’s mega projects is turning its final, in-construction tower into apartments. Metropolis, at Eighth and Francisco streets, comprises four high rises, three of which are finished. The last, a 58-story edifice, planned to house 685 condos, but those units have now been converted to apartments.

The High Street Lofts Fire

By Braden Peter One of the largest and most devastating fires the Petersburg (VA) Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (PFRES) experienced occurred on the morning of January 16, 2018. The structure fire at 424 High Street taxed our firefighters to their breaking point as they faced perhaps the largest fire in the city’s history. The […]

Industrial Fires

An industrial fire is a type of industrial disaster involving a conflagration which occurs in an industrial setting. Industrial fires often, but not always, occur together with explosions. They are most likely to occur in facilities where there is a lot of flammable material present. Such material can include petroleum, petroleum products such as petrochemicals, […]