Specialized fire protection systems such as pre-action, deluge, anti-freeze, and non-water based systems are designed by JDRM Engineering when the owner’s requirements or space conditions require unique solutions. Computer rooms, stages, airplane hangars, awnings, and atriums are examples of areas requiring nontraditional fire protection systems.
Fire pump systems are employed when site conditions force the use of fire pumps to meet water flow and pressure requirements. Both diesel and electric fire pumps can be utilized based upon the available site utilities. Fire pump systems must meet requirements laid out by NFPA, local codes, and the owner’s insurance company. Coordination with the Fire Marshall and local fire officials aid in a smooth installation, inspection, and start up of these systems.
JDRM Engineering has vast design experience in laying out and specifying wet and dry sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail applications. The type of systems required are selected based upon the owner’s occupancy type and use. These systems must meet regulations laid out by NFPA, local codes, and the owner’s insurance company. Coordination with the Fire Marshall and local fire officials is critical in designing systems that achieve the owner’s requirements.
Doug Hohman, P.E., LEED AP BD+C