Fire and smoke can be dangerous to buildings. Fire alarm systems were developed to detect fire and smoke in buildings. When a fire alarm system senses smoke, it activates and calls the fire department. A fire alarm system is a collection of devices that interact together to sense smoke or fire.
AR-TECH Engineering licensed professional engineers have many years in designing fire alarm systems. We design the various devices and sensors associated with the fire alarm system These devices feed into the control panel of the firm alarm system.
We have developed extensive expertise in interpreting the National Fire Protection Association Code (NFPA) –which is the standard that governs the design of the different types of fire alarm systems – to building designs so that they are protected in a event of a fire or smoke. NFPA 72 standards regulates the design of the fire alarm systems. We have extensive experience interpreting and implementing these standards into the fire alarm system design.
We are involved in all phases of the design process, which includes the following:
- Conceptual Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Document Preparation (including drawings and specifications)
- Construction Administration
- Survey of Existing Building Conditions
Some of the fire alarm system design services we provide are as follow:
- Addressable Systems (two-way communications between the control panel
- Design and layout of smoke detection systems
- Specifying smoke detectors, tamper switches, manual pull stations, speaker
strobes and strobe devices
- Preparing fire alarm riser diagrams
- Specifying carbon monoxide sensors to tie into the alarm system
- Preparing fire alarm drawings, notes, and specifications