Codes & Standards: Fire, Life Safety
The building automation system can control all aspects of a building or campus, including its fire alarm system. This outlines best practices for integrating a fire alarm into a BAS.
Examples of integrating building automation and fire alarm systems for special circumstances are shown.
Selective coordination in elevators is required when more than one elevator is supplied by a common feeder.
New construction, existing building renovation; Thomas Jefferson University - Jefferson Tower Construction and Edison Building; Stantec
The Victaulic Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System is designed specifically for information technology spaces and uses water and nitrogen in combined suspension to remove fire-sustaining oxygen.
System Sensor’s Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detector (AMCF/CO) combines fire and CO protection using one footprint and can sense multiple components of a fire.
Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Fire protection and life safety systems are of utmost importance.
Military facilities present an army of challenges—exacting codes and regulations, stepped-up security issues, and budgetary concerns. Here, engineers who’ve earned their stripes on such projects share advice on how to win the battle.
Significant changes to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection include a requirement for an alternate flow measurement means for flow meters, modifications to the water mist fire pump requirements, and limited service controller requirements.
Other issues you should be aware of with the additions to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20.