Thursday Morning Reads — Double Shot of Will Edition

Knock knock, it’s me again. Keep Jessica in your prayers as she’s undergoing medical issues. Hopefully she’ll be curating your Thursday Morning Reads next week. Until then, you’ve got me.

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Noway2016
Noway2016
Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Amazon just put out an RFP for a second US Headquarters. This would be MAJOR and I hope Pat Wilson, Nathan Deal, and Kasim Reed just cleared their calendars. Corporate welfare reservations aside, it’s freaking Amazon and 50,000 jobs. DO IT.

https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=17044620011

rickday
rickday

Attended both pre season games at the Sphincter Bowl. Both probably no more than 50% capacity. We sit in 117, the section above where the Falcons enter the field. It was not a good layout at all. Mah God, what have I done? I can’t wait for the Green Bay game. Yes I can. When you read those tweets about armchair architects, and means of egress, they know what they are talking about. It is a 20 minute walk from our seats, around 2/3 of the stadium to the first outside exit. I can’t imagine trying to make it that… Read more »

The Eiger
The Eiger

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Ellynn
Ellynn

They play the Packers, of course there is Cheese…

rickday
rickday

Only The Undertaker knows

#FirstWorldProblems

Ellynn
Ellynn

Also… rest rooms do not have smoke detectors, they work off of localized heat detection from the sprinkler head which only activates theone or two sprinklers involved, which trips a flow switch and sounds alarms in that single fire/smoke compartment sector and close the horizontal exiting door for that compartment only. Same design used in hospitals and correction centers. If a stadium has say 12 fire/smoke compartments per level, in all likelihood comatyment1 will not know an alarm was sounded in compartment 7 so panic is not created stadium wide.

Ellynn
Ellynn

What you are talking about is not emergency egress, but controlled egress. Most modern day stadiums use a little known section of the both Life Safety Code NFPA 101, and the IBC series to do a calculated egress design simulation. I am going to go out on a code related limb and guess the marked egress paths have smoke evacuation and control systems, secondary shuttered routes that are not marked and hidden points of entry and exit for traumatic egress that the general public do not know are there. A controlled egress has the legal min. points of exiting a… Read more »

xdog
xdog

The first thing that comes to mind is ‘This way to the egress’.

rickday
rickday

I went back and looked at the stadium layout. Gate 1 is over by the SW side of the NewDome™. Doing a google pedestrian walk, that puts us about .7 mile or 18 minute walk from that gate. Not bad. We will try that next time. Re: emergency exits, ever since the Rhode Island fire, I have always been diligent about seeking out the nearest emergency exit. And I try to sit nearer the only other one out beside the one in (think upstairs at SOB). I didn’t see any. 5-10.1.3 Access to exits shall be marked by approved readily… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Let me say first I have not seen the full plans or Life Safety plan for the stadium. I would think based on your experiences with night clubs, and Assembly occupancies you have the right idea with your LSC citation (which based on the numbering system is from a pre-2000 Edition of the LSC). The actual code is located in section 7.10 of the current edition enforced in this state (2012). In a conventional Assembly occupancy, this 100 foot requirement to see a sign (which in a straight line of vision could technically have signage at a maximum of 200… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s OSHA no longer provides ready information concerning employment-related fatalities. OSHA readily lists in Georgia only the two that resulted in OSHA fines, when the AJC reports there have been over two dozen fatalities. Maybe worker deaths don’t matter as much if there wasn’t a OSHA violation, and heaven forbid the administration would want to make it easier for interested parties to study deaths that could result in suggestions to changes in regulation that would prevent deaths.
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Indeed cut worker regulations that will eliminate fines connected to fatalities, and workers will be safer than ever!

Ellynn
Ellynn

All the Florida folks got the pet hotel rooms before I started looking Tuesday night. Seriously. Everything was booked solid through Sunday night. I called every major chain reservation center and I finally have a room by the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for just Monday night through Wednesday for a rate more then I or my credit card wanted to fork over. So I’ll be drive out of the coast early Monday morning if it stays on the current path. It was either that or the Four Seasons when I booked before midnight. My Friend got lucky and got a Statesboro room… Read more »

The Eiger
The Eiger

If you can don’t wait until Monday to leave. The roads will be terrible then. It’s going to hit the Georgia coast. Just don’t know how bad.

Ellynn
Ellynn

My hotel called around 2:00 and they got a cancelation for Sunday night so I’m bumped up to Sunday Morning for leaving now. YAH me!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Where are you gonna stay? What city? How far away from Sav are you able to get?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Atlanta for now.

Ellynn
Ellynn

My worse case was going to be spending the night in my office since they will start closing the bridges off the islands when the wind gets over a certain point which WTOC was guessing would be after midnight. and start out about 4:00 am from downtown to avoid the high gusts/mega bands. Glad that’s no longer necessary.

John Vestal
John Vestal

That’s good news!

John Vestal
John Vestal

As of 8AM SATURDAY, I-16 will be westbound-ONLY all the way from SAV to Dublin.

Ellynn
Ellynn

They could start now. I 95/I 16 interchange is so backed up, north bound containers being hauled back towards the downtown on I 16 east to US 17 over the Talmadge Bride towards other exits onto I 95.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Dont wait too long and stay safe. My parents and sister are lucky in that they have me up here in metro Atlanta and my brother in Athens that they can hunker down with. I cannot imagine them having to deal with finding hotels in all this in addition to all the other evac plans.

I keep thinking thoughts of a really strong wind to push Irma back towards the east. But that old biddy has a mind of her own and is just determined to hit Savannah.

rickday
rickday

Did you just assume that storm’s gender??

heh…

chefdavid
chefdavid

These hurricanes are Trump’s fault. Best ever post. https://www.facebook.com/Smorez.Dani/posts/10215017272612426?pnref=story

Noway2016
Noway2016

I am so shocked…
http://m.washingtontimes.com

Ellynn
Ellynn

Your link is to the home page. You are shocked the Washington Times has a home page?