The design of any fire protection system is an exact science that takes into account a building’s use, occupancy, footprint, and even its other installed systems.
A well designed system, whether it is being designed for a new building or being installed as part of renovation or retrofit, must be developed with specific objectives in mind. Planning for fire protection involves an integrated approach in which system designers need to analyze building components as a total package. In most cases, the analysis needs to go beyond basic code compliance and the owner’s minimum legal responsibilities for providing protection.
In high rise or commercial buildings, aesthetic requirements also need to be kept in mind when designing and installing fire protection systems.
Kind of Protection Required