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Timothy Thatcher, P.E.

Thatchers is an engineer with Sebesta Blomberg & Associates. Fax him at 612-546-0494, or email.


Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems

This month, our life safety coverage arrives from the commissioning side. From design phase to tips on navigating a seemingly untenable number of observations, and on to post-testing tasks, here’s one consultant’s solid reference to keep you and your client from getting unnecessarily alarmed.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: Smoke Management Testing

Learning the whole building is necessary for success in realm.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: IAQ Suspects Are Many

Help ensure hvac isn't the culprit.
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Commissioning--Getting It Right: Fire Alarm Commissioning vs. Code Official Testing

The commissioning fire alarm system test is different from the code official test because the commissioning consultant typically has a different mandate than the code official.
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Commissioning: Getting it Right: Motor Current Sensors

Details can drive motor current sensor mysteries.
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