Fire and life safety: Integration: Building automation systems and fire/life safety

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET
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Integrating fire protection and fire alarm systems with building automation systems (BAS) can offer efficient and cost-effective operation. The design and installation of an integrated system must also be well-planned and coordinated, and the system must be properly maintained over its lifetime. The need for multidisciplinary coordination between the fire protection engineer and the mechanical and electrical engineers during design and construction are of key importance. Design engineers also must involve the building owner and/or operator in establishing (or at least influencing) the design criteria of the building. The owner/operator must understand that the efficiencies gained by integration will pay dividends long into the lifecycle of the building.
Like a BAS, fire protection and alarm systems have also evolved into sophisticated computer-based systems, which offers more opportunities to integrate these systems to develop a more complete building response as part of overall building operations during an emergency event.  

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Moderator: Jack Smith, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Pure Power, and CFE Media, LLC

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