Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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Fire detection and notification systems are specified for the safety of the building’s occupants in the event of a fire. Fire and life safety systems need to be specified, installed, commissioned, and maintained, depending on each building type and location. Codes and standards, including the International Fire Code and various NFPA standards, provide design and installation provisions for fire detection and notification systems in the event of a fire or other emergency event.

Fire detection and notification systems, emergency communication systems, and mass notification systems are all critical to any building in order to notify occupants of an emergency and for overall life safety. Fire, smoke, heat, linear, and intelligent detection systems are required at varying levels in nonresidential buildings. Depending on the building type, different features are necessary to comply with codes and standards.

During the commissioning process, there are many fire and life safety design challenges due to interpretation of regulations by code authorities, design budgets, complying with codes and standards, and designing for interoperability and integration of systems that need to be addressed.

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Moderator: Amara Rozgus, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and CFE Media LLC

Sponsor: Bilco

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