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Christine Swanson

Christine Swanson, PE, FPE, CFPS, is a registered Professional Engineer in Fire Protection Engineering. She has been working in the industry of life safety and consumer product safety since 1990, with firms including Caterpillar, Underwriters Laboratories, Lockheed Martin, Federal Aviation Administration, Gage Babcock and Associates, Fire Safety Solutions, Clark Nexsen, and currently Hankins and Anderson Architects and Engineers. She can be reached at or 757-213-6059.


Why didn’t my fire sprinkler system work?

A comprehensive plan of attack can prevent physical and financial disaster.
December 1, 2012
There are many reasons why a fire sprinkler system fails to control a fire.

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Maximizing changes

Twelve reasons why a fire sprinkler contractor could bid high or low on a job.
March 1, 2012
There are many reasons why a fire sprinkler contractor would bid high or low on a construction job.

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Asset Protection

The evolution of foam fire suppression in high-value storage facilities.
August 1, 2011
Many of us have seen the video of the aircraft hangar accidentally filled with white, billowy, high-expansion fire suppression foam during a hangar system test that ran too long.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.


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March 2014

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In the March issue of Supply House Times, read about the ASA-sanctioned group Women in Industry and their goals to help promote, gain and retain women in the distribution industry. Make sure you read about the Winter PVF Roundtable and their attendance record, and read about the top products of 2013. Also read up on the latest news from the ASA, and see what will be changing at Design & Construction Week.

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