About Fire Protection Engineering In Existing Buildings

Fire Protection Engineering is important to the well being of existing buildings and building occupants alike.

Every high-rise residential building should be protected with an automatic sprinkler system. When fire protection is made a top priority, it makes the value of a building property increase and makes a building more attractive to prospective owners.

If you have recently purchased an existing building, you need to find out whether it is necessary to install an automatic sprinkler system before you make any improvements to the building. Always get answers from code officials about fire safety systems.

Problems arise for a sprinkler system after its initial installation because building structures change overtime and this has a profound impact on the sprinkler system’s effectiveness.

It is important to know that current codes make it mandatory that modernizations of an existing building comply with the requirements for new construction to the extent practicable.

This includes applicable codes requiring new high-rise buildings to be protected with a reliable automatic sprinkler system.

It is challenging for owners of re-used existing buildings to identify the impact of code requirements and often that leads developers to invest money in new buildings where impact of code requirements are easier to define.

Code requirements address repair, alterations, change of occupancy classification and additions.

When uncertain about your building’s fire protection design, hire a fire protection engineer to examine your existing building and properly design and install a wide range of fire protection systems and strategies.

A fire protection engineer, such as Fireline Corporation, will provide you a fire risk assessment and identify any limitations presented in your existing building. After limitations are identified, a fire protection engineer will be able to provide you an acceptable level of fire safety.

Read  How To Ensure Your Building Has Satisfactory Sprinkler System Performance and Automatic Sprinkler Systems Required In New High Rise Building Codes for more information on the importance of proper design and installation of sprinkler systems.

Install a reliable fire sprinkler system and have it regularly serviced by Fireline Corporation to keep your building protected at all times.

Fireline can design, furnish and install all types of fire sprinkler systems including wet pipe systems, pre-action systems and deluge systems as well as standpipe systems and fire pumps. Read about our sprinklers by clicking here.

We are a Maryland corporation founded in 1947 by John S. Waters. Fireline remains a pioneer in the fledgling fire equipment distribution business and we have grown to encompass all facets of fire protection. Our Totally Integrated Protection Solutions provide you with a wide variety of services. We can design, install, inspect, or service any type of fire protection system. From fire alarm to fire extinguisher, we do it all.

If you have any questions about Sprinklers, fire equipment, or other Fireline products and services, contact Fireline by calling 410.247.1422 or click here today!

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Source: http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-design/fire-protection-engineering-existing-buildings-rehabilitation-codes-performan

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