New SecurityScan Award & Media Recognition
SecurityScan named among "Top 30 Technology Innovations for 2020" by SSI.Read More
New ScanSeries Releases Available in November
Updates Android and iOS include new features and improvements, including support for the new DocDrive Plus add-on.Read More
The Clock Is Ticking on CARES Act Tax Incentives
The 2020 CARES Act offers revised tax rules incentivizing some facilities to take on fire and life safety initiatives, including sprinkler retrofits.Read More
Leveraging Technology During Reopening for Disinfection Efforts Related to COVID-19
SafetyScan from BuildingReports enables facilities to track and report on PPE and disinfection efforts.Read More
Are Nurse Call Systems Part of Your Regular Testing & Inspection Program?
Technology can help you avoid communication issues in healthcare environments – as long as that technology is working correctly.Read More
We are pleased to announce the availability of new feature for AHJ, BuildingReports Service Member users, and Complimentary ComplianceCenter users of the ComplianceCenter report submittal system. Depending on your user type, you will see different options when clicking the new Help button while logged into the portal.
Entering data for smoke detector sensitivity so that the range will populate automatically in your report can sometimes be a challenge, especially if the detector head supplies only the range of the detector while the rating, minus and plus values (which compute to give you the range) are not provided. Since the Smoke Detector device record in our applications allows you to enter the Rating and Minus/Plus values so that a range will populate automatically, how do you address this type of scenario so that the range will populate successfully?
BuildingReports Partners with ComplianceBinders.com for Healthcare Compliance Reporting Management Binders
UPDATE JANUARY 2019: This partnership has been discontinued due to low demand for BuildingReports-branded versions, but members still interested in acquiring Compliance Binders can still order them direct from L&R.
Managing and organizing the massive amount of paper reporting required by CMS accredited agencies can be a massive headache for healthcare facility professionals. L&R’s Optix Compliance Binders™ provide a turn-key system for rapid deployment of consistent, ready-to-use compliance document organization across healthcare facilities. BuildingReports is pleased to announce that we've partnered with L&R to provide BuildingReports branded versions for DNV GL, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Joint Commission (TJC).
The BuildingReports development team launched a few updates to the portal overnight that you may have noticed upon logging in today. The following is a quick summary of those changes.
If you are an iOS user, you're likely aware of the challenges presented by the latest operating system updates from Apple related to version 11 intended to support their new iPhone 8 and X devices. As issues are identified in ScanSeries for iOS, our team is working hard to keep pace with new ScanSeries releases to address the problems presented in each new operating system update. In addition, SecurityScan users will notice new schema updates requested by members for financial institution facilities.
The following is an excerpt from the September issue of BUILDINGS. To read the full article by Justin Feit, click the link below.
If you didn't get the memo, be advised that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated it's requirements for annual testing of fire and smoke doors in healthcare facilities. Here are the new requirements and guidance pulled directly from the memorandum that accredited agencies will be on the lookout for starting the first day of 2018:
Due to the recently issued requirements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), low-profile fire extinguishers are the only fire extinguishers which may be surface-mounted in the corridors of healthcare facilities while maintaining compliance with NFPA-101, Life Safety Code - 2012 edition. Otherwise, when surface-mounted, typical fire extinguishers that protrude more than 4-1/2” are not compliant.
If you are an iOS user and do not have your Apple device set to auto-update applications, you'll want to make sure you manually initiate the update to take advantage of multiple improvements just released for members. Plus, here's some more information about what you can expect from the latest updates to BRForms for iOS. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please contact Member Services.