Fire & Life Safety

Building and design strategies and equipment that protect schools and universities from fire and other catastrophes.

Highlights

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Roof collaspes at Florida technical college, but no one is injured

Dec. 1, 2023
Weight from debris and construction material is believed to have caused the collapse at Atlantic Technical College in Coconut Creek.
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Body found in ventilation system at Michigan community college

Nov. 28, 2023
The body was discovered in the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts at Macomb Community College.
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Lockport Central Campus

Classroom ceiling collapse focuses attention on facility needs at Lockport, Illinois, high school

Nov. 6, 2023
Freshmen who attend Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus will have online classes while the district assesses damage to the building.
Anova Center for Education
Anova Center

Six years after devastating fire, school for autistic students rebuilds in Santa Rosa, California

Oct. 16, 2023
A favorable bank loan has enabled the Anova Center for Education to begin construction of a new campus.
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District in West Virginia will build preK-8 campus to replace facilities lost in 2016 flood

Oct. 12, 2023
The Nicholas County school board says building one school rather than separate elementary and middle school facilities will lower construction costs by $7 million.

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Two years after hurricane damage closed Louisiana school, community waits to see if a rebuild will be approved

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Florida Atlantic University temporarily closes $35 million building that opened in November on Jupiter campus

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University officials closed the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute after problems surfaced with its control systems.
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