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Old 10-05-2019, 05:30 AM
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Home after a five week National Park road trip out west, was very surprised to see the Brownwood apartments built Three stories high, entirely framed in wood and sheathed in chipboard/oriented strand board. Fire Safety and Security questions..........smoke free buildings? Prohibited open flame within apartments? Regular scheduled fire evacuation drills using stairways in lieu of elevators? Tenants with mobility issues only placed on ground floors? Villages Firefighters familiarization with building and apartment floor plans, truck/ladder access to exterior of buildings in complex?
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Old 10-05-2019, 06:13 AM
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Give these folks a call:
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Home after a five week National Park road trip out west, was very surprised to see the Brownwood apartments built Three stories high, entirely framed in wood and sheathed in chipboard/oriented strand board. Fire Safety and Security questions..........smoke free buildings? Prohibited open flame within apartments? Regular scheduled fire evacuation drills using stairways in lieu of elevators? Tenants with mobility issues only placed on ground floors? Villages Firefighters familiarization with building and apartment floor plans, truck/ladder access to exterior of buildings in complex?

Cheaper than steel & concrete.


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Old 10-05-2019, 07:10 AM
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Typically such structures have a fire suppression system capable at all exposure points.


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After scanning the Florida building codes I'm quite sure a fire sprinkler system will be installed throughout the building....
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Normal construction around the country, they seem to keep up with the latest building codes.

Wonder where residents will put their golf carts?
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The apartments are one year lease, when you sign lease will determine where your apartment is. Not sure i would invest in a cart to sit outside in a parking space, but at other care facilities they park their carts outside, some have a car port. As for the structure the structure had to have approval. Not worried if we chose to live there.

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Looks like brick veneer around the first floor.

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The elevator shafts were built first out of block.

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Most motels I stay anymore will have these, apartments shouldn't be any different.

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