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SUMA’s Safety Tips: Using Egress Materials to Prepare for a Blackout Emergency

Posted on May 28, 2015 in General

SUMA’s Safety Tips: Using Egress Materials to Prepare for a Blackout Emergency

Photoluminescent Glow-in-the-Dark egress materials are installed to help lead high-rise building occupants from danger to safety during a blackout or fire emergency. Now more than ever, it is essential to review the exit materials and systems in these locations to ensure that all comply with building safety codes. Here are some useful tips to help with this preparation. Building Codes: […]

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New York City Emergency Evacuation Safety

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in General

New York City Emergency Evacuation Safety

Residential Buildings Rise to Stratospheric Heights It’s no secret that residential construction in New York City is booming, and it’s become conspicuously obvious that size – most notably height – is paramount. In 1932, the Central Park view from the Essex House 431 foot high 43rd story penthouse was described as “an unbroken vista, unequaled anywhere […]

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Surviving a Forced Building Evacuation

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in General

Surviving a Forced Building Evacuation

The rage and fear which erupted following the catastrophic destruction of the twin New York World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001 provoked millions of ordinary Americans who spend the better part of every workday inside high-rise office buildings to ask:  “what are my odds of survival if the unthinkable happens, and what can […]

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"SUMA’s constant attention to each detail from building surveys, estimating, and IBC 2009-compliant photoluminescent product specifications, through delivery and installation oversight, were exemplary and contributed significantly to the resounding success of this Government occupied building project."

Greg Havalchak – Project Engineer James G. Davis Construction Corp.