Essay on Piping and Protection Engineer

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GUIDE SPECIFICATION

THE FOLLOWING GUIDE SPECIFICATION IS INTENDED TO BE COPIED VERBATIM INTO THE CONTRACT SPECIFICATION. AN ASTERISK BESIDE AN ITEM IN THE FOLLOWING INDICATES AN ITEM WHICH VARIES FOR EACH PROJECT. ITALICS INDICATE GUIDES TO THE DESIGNER/SPECIFICATION WRITER. WHERE [ ] OR { } APPEAR, THESE INDICATE REQUIREMENTS WHICH ARE OPTIONAL, DEPENDING UPON THE TYPE OF SYSTEM BEING PROVIDED OR PER INSTRUCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE [ ] OR { }. THE HANDLING OF SUCH ITEMS WILL BE DECIDED BY CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE PROJECT MANAGER, THE ARCHITECT/ENGINEER (A/E), PLANT ENGINEERING, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (EHS). THE A/E, OR ITS SUB-CONSULTANT, IS EXPECTED TO MODIFY OTHER PORTIONS AS NECESSARY TO ACCURATELY REFLECT CONDITIONS OF THE PROJECT. SEE THE EH&S DESIGN GUIDE FOR GUIDELINES TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING THE SPECIFICATION FOR A PROJECT.

MECHANICAL - FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

PART 1 GENERAL INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS

1. SCOPE OF WORK

A. Work included:

1. Provide all material, labor, equipment, design and services necessary to perform the installation of the fire sprinkler system described in the specification and as shown on the drawings.

B. Summary of work:

1. Designer: Provide a general description of the scope of work

2. Designer: Describe basic details of the system. Include: Wet or dry system, calculated or pipe schedule, density/area if calculated, hazard classification, revision to existing system or new system, complete new system or individual areas to be covered, not covered, etc. (Example: Sprinkler system shall be based on Ordinary Hazard Group I (.15 GPM/1500 Sq. Ft.) or Ordinary Hazard Group II (.20 GPM/1500 Sq. Ft.).

3. Area reduction for quick response heads as described in NFPA 13 is allowed. Area reductions shall adhere to specific height restrictions.

4. Branch and tree layouts are standard for University designs. Looped cross main designs are acceptable substitutions, provided the cross main only uses a single loop and the looped main is 2 ½” minimum. Grid systems are not acceptable.

5. A design or layout that differs from the Contract Documents is subject to Owner’s approval.

6. New systems shall be hydraulically calculated.

7. The water supply for this location is [*Designer: consult UW Fire Protection Engineer for water supply for the project* Hydrant flow tests are conducted at the Seattle Campus by the UW Fire Protection Engineer.]

2. QUALITY ASSURANCE

1. Codes and standards: This installation shall conform to the latest edition at the time of bid of each of the following: [Designer is to designate the specific NFPA edition to be used based on local jurisdiction adoptions.}

A.

2. NFPA 13, xxxx* edition, all appendices, Installation of Sprinkler Systems.

3. NFPA 14, xxxx edition *all appendices, Standpipe and Hose Systems

4. NFPA 24, xxxx edition*all appendices, Private Fire Service Mains

5. International Building Code, xxxx edition*including Seattle* [Designer is to designate local jurisdiction}. Amendments

6. International Fire Code, xxxx edition* including Seattle* {Designer is to designate local jurisdiction] Amendments

7. International Mechanical Code, xxxx edition * including Seattle *[Designer is to designate local]l Amendments

8. Underwriters Laboratories Fire Protection Equipment Directory

9. Factory Mutual Approval Guide.

10. Seattle Fire Department Administrative Rules.* [Designer is to designate local rules, if any, in jurisdictions other than Seattle.]

11. DPD Elevator Rule #21-97* (Revised)

B. Qualifications of contractor:

1. All work shall be performed by a contractor with a valid Washington State contractor's license, and Seattle* Fire Department Certification for the installation of fire sprinkler systems.

2. The system shall be designed by a NICET Level 3…