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BuildingReports® Technology Update – December 2023

By Joanna Ku | December 18, 2023

In our continuous effort to provide the industry’s best-performing solutions to fire safety and prevention, BuildingReports is always looking to improve its offerings and services. Below, you can read about some of the latest updates our experts have developed and implemented. Additional Columns Users may have noticed the Get Reports page now has additional optional […]

BuildingReports® Technology Update – September 2023

What’s New With BuildingReports® In our continuous effort to provide the industry’s best performing solutions for fire safety and prevention, BuildingReports® is always looking to improve on its offerings and services. Read about some of the latest updates our experts developed below. ScanSeries® Inspection Format Recently, our development team updated the new 2023 ScanSeries® formatted […]
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An Update to the New ScanSeries® Report Format

In June, we introduced a major upgrade to our ScanSeries® report formats. Since rolling out the new format to users, we’ve received positive feedback. However, last week a user advised us that due to their poor eyesight, the dark gray text in the main body of the report was difficult to view. We immediately reviewed […]
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SprinklerScan® Update: System-Based Reporting

BuildingReports® is pleased to announce System-Based reporting, now available in SprinklerScan®. This new reporting option allows users to select one or multiple sprinkler systems within a building to produce individual reports for only those system(s). This will prove especially useful in large or industrial occupancy type facilities which often house several sprinkler systems. “Standard SprinklerScan® […]
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Fire Alarm Inspection Training

By Joanna Ku | October 4, 2014

Inspector’s Boot Camp, a leading training resource for the Fire and Life Safety industry, has announced 2015 dates for it’s week-long Basic Fire Alarm Inspection Training in Aiken, SC: May 18-22, 2015 September 14-18, 2015 November 9-13, 2015 Dedicated to enhancing the value of inspectors through education, certification, and quality hands-on building inspection training using […]

Fire Inspection Software Update

By Joanna Ku | September 30, 2014

BuildingReports today announced the release of ScanSeries™ version 1.7 for iOS. The latest version of the popular fire and life safety inspection application includes several enhancements: iOS 8 Compatibility: For Apple iPhone and iPod Touch devices, the update provides compatibility for iOS 8. Once the update is downloaded, users can install the latest version of […]

Fire Inspection Tools Blog Post

By Joanna Ku | September 11, 2014

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), in 2001 there were more than 85,000 nonresidential fires resulting in direct property loss estimated at over $2.4 billion. To mitigate the sizable risk, organizations such as the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have long advocated a balanced approach. That is to […]

Healthcare Facility Life Safety Compliance

By Joanna Ku | August 6, 2014

As a sponsor of the 51st American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition August 3-6 in Chicago, Illinois, BuildingReports provider event goers with an early glimpse at healthcare facility compliance performance. The data and analysis are based on data from the inaugural Fire & Life Safety Inspection Benchmark Report. In addition, […]

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