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Fire Protection System Analysis Of Warren J. Baker Center Of Science And Mathematics, Jacob Dentici Jun 2019

Fire Protection System Analysis Of Warren J. Baker Center Of Science And Mathematics, Jacob Dentici

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report analyzes the different fire protection systems and features of the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo campus. This building is used for lectures, laboratories, study spaces, faculty spaces, and storage spaces for the students and faculty at the Cal Poly campus. Typically, there are science and math courses taught within this building. The building is a 6-story structure, that is not classified as a high-rise due to the location of fire department access and has a five-story atrium located on levels 2 through 6. There are two ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis: Building 171a – Poly Canyon Village, Delaney Seeburger Jun 2019

Fire And Life Safety Analysis: Building 171a – Poly Canyon Village, Delaney Seeburger

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire and life safety analysis was performed in fulfillment of one of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). The analysis consisted of a prescriptive and a performance-based analysis. These analyses were performed on Building 171A which is part of the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. The prescriptive analysis consisted of four distinct areas of focus: 1) Structural Fire Protection, 2) Water-Based Suppression Systems, 3) Fire Alarm and Detection Systems, 4) Egress Analysis and Design Prescriptive analyses are performed to determine whether a ...


Building V: Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Andrew Ko Jun 2019

Building V: Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Andrew Ko

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire and life safety analysis was completed for Building V as part of a culminating project in the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo Fire Protection Engineering Master’s Degree Program. This report will detail both a prescriptive design based on the 2013 California Building Code and applicable standards as well as a performance based analysis based on a design fire scenario.

The prescriptive design will discuss four main components of compliance: 1) Structural Fire Protection, 2) Fire Alarm, 3) Fire Sprinkler, and 4) Means of Egress. Structural fire protection analysis is separated into four parts: type ...


Gaslamp Hotel-Fire Protection/Life Safety Analysis, Garner A. Palenske Jun 2019

Gaslamp Hotel-Fire Protection/Life Safety Analysis, Garner A. Palenske

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The Gaslamp Hotel was analyzed for fire protection/life safety using two different methodologies; a prescriptive approach and a performance-based approach. Both considered the same features of the building. The prescriptive analyses studied the variation of the building’s fire protection/life safety components from those required by the applicable codes and standards. This included building construction, fire resistance, fire suppression, fire detection, smoke control system, and egress systems. The results of the analysis indicate that the building complies with the requirements of the applicable codes and standards, with three exceptions relating to occupant egress: 1) The first-floor bar area ...


Cal Poly State University Robert E. Kennedy Library Fire Protection Analysis Report, Timothy Anderson Jun 2019

Cal Poly State University Robert E. Kennedy Library Fire Protection Analysis Report, Timothy Anderson

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report determines whether or not the fire protection and life safety features of Robert E. Kennedy Library are consistent with the fire protection objectives established in nationally recognized fire protection codes and standards. This analysis is performed to establish a technical baseline for identification of fire protection deficiencies.

Kennedy Library is the campus student library at California Polytechnic State University. The facility provides resources and services in a variety of media to meet the needs of university students and faculty.

This analysis consists of a prescriptive analysis and a performance-based analysis. The prescriptive analysis is an analysis of the ...


Silverton Timeshare Tower “The Berkley”, Kevin Murphy Jun 2019

Silverton Timeshare Tower “The Berkley”, Kevin Murphy

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The Berkley (aka the Silverton Timeshare Tower) was reviewed for compliance with the code of record. This included review of the full architectural set of drawings, as well as the available Fire Protection Report and Amendments that were issued prior to and during construction. This analysis has been slowly performed throughout the extent of my graduate career at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), and has been in depth for each applicable area of study. Each of the studies performed will be reviewed in the applicable sections below, be it for prescriptive analysis of the existing facility ...


A Fire Protection Life Safety Analysis Of Permian Oil Plaza, Nick Francis Mar 2019

A Fire Protection Life Safety Analysis Of Permian Oil Plaza, Nick Francis

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The Permian Oil Plaza (POP) is a four story building located in Midland, TX. This facility was designed to provide over 200,000 square feet of office space to approximately 500 employees. The building was constructed of unprotected non-combustible (Type II-B) building materials and was completed in late 2015. An assessment of the building’s fire and life safety systems was performed to ensure these systems were designed and installed in a manner that meets, or exceeds, the intent of pertinent building codes and fire safety standards. This assessment included a prescriptive based analysis, as well as a performance-based analysis ...


Effect Of Aerogel On The Thermal Performance Of Corrugated Composite Sandwich Structures, Jacob Dillon Chess Dec 2018

Effect Of Aerogel On The Thermal Performance Of Corrugated Composite Sandwich Structures, Jacob Dillon Chess

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Current insulation solutions across multiple industries, especially the commercial sector, can be bulky and ineffective when considering their volume. Aerogels are excellent insulators, exhibiting low thermal conductivities and low densities with a porosity of around 95%. Such characteristics make aerogels effective in decreasing conductive heat transfer within a solid. These requirements are crucial for aerospace and spaceflight applications, where sensitive components exist among extreme temperature environments. When implemented into insulation applications, aerogel can perform better than existing technology while using less material, which limits the amount of volume allocated for insulation. The application of these materials into composites can result ...


General Purpose Laboratory Building 33- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nicholas Tran Jun 2018

General Purpose Laboratory Building 33- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Nicholas Tran

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A detailed study of the fire and life safety systems in the General Purpose Laboratory at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was performed. The prescriptive and performance-based methods for fire and life safety requirements were analyzed in accordance with the applicable codes. The prescriptive items examined included the egress capacities, fire suppression systems, fire detection and notification systems, and structural construction requirements. The performance-based models utilized studied fire growth and its impact on the fire suppression systems as well as time to egress for the occupants. The General Purpose Laboratory was found to be compliant with the prescriptive requirements in ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis- Building 192 – Engineering Iv, Donald Joseph Wood Jun 2018

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis- Building 192 – Engineering Iv, Donald Joseph Wood

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A Fire Protection and Life Safety Analysis has been performed on California Polytechnic State University Building 192 – Engineering IV as part of a culminating project in the Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. This analysis consists of a prescriptive analysis based on current codes and standards as well as a performance-based analysis.

A prescriptive analysis evaluates compliance with modern codes and standards and consists of the following five parts: 1)Egress Design and Analysis, 2)Structural Fire Protection, 3)Water-based Fire Suppression, 4)Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, and 5)Smoke Control Systems ...


Warren J. Baker Center For Science And Mathematics (Csm)- Fire Protection Analysis, Neal Larsen Jun 2018

Warren J. Baker Center For Science And Mathematics (Csm)- Fire Protection Analysis, Neal Larsen

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

Analyzing the fire protection features of the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics Building 180, located on Cal Poly Campus in San Luis Obispo California was done using two methods. The prescriptive based analysis of the building focused on the building design, egress, structural fire protection, fire suppression, fire alarm and detection systems to determine if current codes and standards were meet. The performance based analysis discusses certain methods and design fire scenarios that are present within the building and the building’s ability to protect occupants until they can exit safely. The performance based analysis was done ...


University Student Services Center, Ivan Orlando Mendoza Jun 2018

University Student Services Center, Ivan Orlando Mendoza

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The building was found to be generally compliant with the requirements set forth in the codes and standards, any discrepancies are addressed within the report in their respective sections. The prescriptive-based analysis was performed using the appropriate NFPA standards, the Life Safety Code (LSC) and the International Building Code (IBC).

The building is three storied and has an overall gross floor area of 101,579 sq ft. It is classified as a mixed occupancy use with a calculated total occupant load of 2,866 occupants and is being evaluated as a Type II-B structure as defined in the IBC. It ...


Next Generation Protocol: Innovating A Resilient Future, Andrew Steven Rudnick, Jamie Cannady, Joe Decesaro, Juan A. Ortiz Salazar Jun 2018

Next Generation Protocol: Innovating A Resilient Future, Andrew Steven Rudnick, Jamie Cannady, Joe Decesaro, Juan A. Ortiz Salazar

Materials Engineering

Conventional practices do not account for product life beyond end-of-sale – these practices are not sustainable. We have developed an end-of-life protocol that includes a metric that we call the Recovery Rating. The objectives of this Next Generation Protocol, beyond supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, are to encourage the production of goods designed for recovery and to promote the collaboration between consumers, the public, and the private sector to recover goods at their end-of-life. The Recovery Rating that we propose evaluates and quantifies recovery potential of products. The Recovery Rating, which is normed against embodied energy from the Cambridge ...


Shyh Wang Hall- Lbnl Building 59, Mike Torkelson Jun 2018

Shyh Wang Hall- Lbnl Building 59, Mike Torkelson

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report details the fire and life safety analysis of Shyh Wang Hall, a new building at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Wang Hall houses offices, high performance computers, and associated mechanical space. The building is constructed as a Type IIB structure and includes four stories. Both prescriptive-based and performance-based design is considered.

The prescriptive analysis considers the fire and life safety features as required by applicable codes, including the Department of Energy requirements. The building is protected by fire detection and alarm system as well as automatic sprinklers. The prescriptive design meets the code requirements with the possible exception ...


Life Safety And Fire Analysis - Aircraft Hangar, Frederick J. Tanis Jr. Jun 2018

Life Safety And Fire Analysis - Aircraft Hangar, Frederick J. Tanis Jr.

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A hangar originally built in 1958 then modified and expanded over the years was evaluated using both the prescriptive requirements and a performance analysis. For the prescriptive analysis the building was evaluated against the 2015 International Building Code and the current NFPA codes and in a few cases the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC). During the prescriptive analysis a few areas were identified that do not meet the current codes due to areas being broken up into separate rooms and hallways and rooms being separated by security doors that only allow unobstructed travel in one direction. These ...


Prescriptive And Performance Analysis Of Cold Machine Shop, John Kline Jun 2018

Prescriptive And Performance Analysis Of Cold Machine Shop, John Kline

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this report is to analyze the fire and life safety aspects of the Cold Machine Shop located on the central coast of California. This report includes both a prescriptive and performance based analysis.

The prescriptive analysis will evaluate the building as follows, to ensure compliance with standard codes: 1)Egress analysis and design using NFPA 101, "Life Safety Code", 2)Fire detection, alarms, and communication systems using NFPA 72, "National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code", 3)Water-based fire suppression systems using NFPA 13, " Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems" and NFPA 14, " Standard for the Installation of ...


Bipartite Graph Packing Problems, Collin Christopher Wong Jun 2018

Bipartite Graph Packing Problems, Collin Christopher Wong

Computer Science and Software Engineering

No abstract provided.


Building 43: Recreation Center - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Daniel Gonzalez Mar 2018

Building 43: Recreation Center - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Daniel Gonzalez

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this project is to analyze the Fire Protection systems of the Recreation Center on campus at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Only the building itself is analyzed in this project. This report provides both a prescriptive-based and performance-based analysis of the building. The prescriptive-based analysis includes an overview of the structural components and their fire resistance, the sprinkler system, the fire alarm system, as well as an egress analysis. The performance-based analysis consists of three different potential fire scenarios, with the first being modeled with both Pathfinder and Pyrosim. Resources used are the building’s ...


Construction Innovation Center- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Matthew Atwell Mar 2018

Construction Innovation Center- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Matthew Atwell

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

In this report you will find the analysis of existing fire protection systems and features that are installed in the Construction Innovation Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The Buildings construction was completed in 2008 and is separated into three separate buildings A, B, and C connected by an exterior balcony. This report is separated into two separate analysis Prescriptive and Performance.

The Prescriptive analysis reviews the buildings means of egress, fire alarm systems, the suppression systems, and the structural fire protection. The Prescriptive-based analysis of the Construction Innovation Center confirms that the building meets the requirements ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- College Campus Building, Jacob Ludeman Mar 2018

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- College Campus Building, Jacob Ludeman

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A Fire and Life Safety Analysis was performed as an academic exercise as part of the MS Fire Protection Engineering Program of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The project is a culminating report with regards to prescriptive based and performance based aspects for the fire and life safety analysis of a project building. These analyses were performed on a building located on a college campus in Southern California and is to remain nameless upon the request of the owner and architect. The building is in the School of Physical Sciences at the University it resides. The building houses ...


Astrobee: Air Sampling Device And Zero Robotics Game, Bryce Van Ross Jan 2018

Astrobee: Air Sampling Device And Zero Robotics Game, Bryce Van Ross

STAR (STEM Teacher and Researcher) Presentations

Astrobee is a free-flying, 1'x1'x1' cuboid robot that is planned to be onboard the International Space Station (ISS) by February 2019. Astrobee will be the successor of the current ISS free-flyer, SPHERES. Free-flying robots possess a range of potential. They can facilitate work for astronauts aboard the ISS by performing rudimentary tasks and housekeeping (e.g., record-keeping, sensor analysis, etc.) efficiently. Free-flyers also act as innovative testbeds for guest scientists to perform zero-gravity control theory research. In recent years, SPHERES has hosted annual Zero Robotics (ZR) programming competitions in collaboration with MIT, challenging middle and high school students ...


Pubwc Bathroom Review App, Clay Jacobs Dec 2017

Pubwc Bathroom Review App, Clay Jacobs

Computer Science and Software Engineering

For my senior project, I developed an iOS application to allow

users to find, rate, and review nearby public restrooms. The app takes

advantage of crowdsourced data to collect bathroom and review

information. I also created a REST API to interface with the backend

database that could be used to port the application to other platforms.


Sandia National Laboratories' Building 858/North Fabrication Facility, Daniel Garcia Dec 2017

Sandia National Laboratories' Building 858/North Fabrication Facility, Daniel Garcia

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

In this report, a fire protection and fire hazard analysis has been performed on a semi- conductor facility, abbreviated as the Fab, located on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Fab is part of the MESA complex which is operated by the NTESS Corporation for the Department of Energy (DOE) at Sandia National Laboratories. The prescriptive analysis of this report addresses the various fire protection systems in the facility such as fire suppression, and fire alarm. The prescriptive analysis is based on national codes and standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and from the International ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Production Facility (Pf)- 870, Nolan Baker Dec 2017

Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Production Facility (Pf)- 870, Nolan Baker

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of the fire and life-safety analysis was to perform a prescriptive-based and performance based analysis on the fire and life safety systems in the Production Facility (PF) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The prescriptive-based analysis determined if the building met applicable code requirements for existing life safety systems. The performance-based analysis consisted of a series of fire scenarios to ensure the fire and life safety systems allowed adequate egress time for occupants in the event of a fire. The prescriptive-based analysis was based on the Life Safety Code (LSC) and the International Building Code (IBC). The occupancy of ...


Taft Community College- New Student Center- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Matthew Winston Jun 2017

Taft Community College- New Student Center- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Matthew Winston

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The following report is a fire and life safety investigation into a new facility. The planned facility is a new Student Center at Taft Community College. The prescriptive requirements as set forth by the most up to date codes and standards chosen for the project are met. The building has been properly classified with respect to occupancy and construction type. Appropriate design for interior partitions and exterior walls have been identified. Interior finish requirements are elaborated so that adherence to these guidelines is made clear. The fire sprinkler system has an adequate supply of water from the municipal water supply ...


Orfalea College Of Business- Fire & Life Safety Analysis, Napoleon E. Nino Jun 2017

Orfalea College Of Business- Fire & Life Safety Analysis, Napoleon E. Nino

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report details the prescriptive and performance based analyses performed on the Orfalea College of Business building, located on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Designed in accordance with the 1985 Uniform Building Code (UBC), this building is evaluated for compliance with the requirements prescribed under relevant codes in place as of 2016. The main function of this building is to serve both academic and administrative purposes, including classrooms and staff offices. Aspects of the building analyzed include: Egress Systems, Structural Fire Protection, Smoke Management, Fire Detection, Fire Notification, and Fire Suppression The prescriptive analysis demonstrates the lack of ...


Dci Data Center Building- Fire Protection Analysis, Bryan Hathaway Jun 2017

Dci Data Center Building- Fire Protection Analysis, Bryan Hathaway

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire protection analysis utilizing prescriptive and performance based design was performed for the existing building (DCIB) located in Minnesota. A new tenant is investigating converting the DCIB from a building used for data center, to an office building which will utilize an open office concept.

A prescriptive analysis of the building was performed to determine the life safety, fire suppression, fire alarm and structural requirements to ensure compliance with current applicable codes and standards. The prescriptive requirements are outlined and reviewed in Section 1 through Section 5 of this analysis. Modifications to the DCIB are required to achieve the ...


Woodward Willis Building- Fire And Life Safety Evaluation, Jordan Nerat Jun 2017

Woodward Willis Building- Fire And Life Safety Evaluation, Jordan Nerat

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This project report is an academic exercise, completed as part of the MS Fire Protection Engineering program at California Polytechnic State University. This project is a culminating report with regards to life safety analysis of the Woodward Willis Building located in Detroit Michigan, which utilizes the fundamental and applied courses of the fire protection engineering program.

The analysis is based on a prescriptive analysis of the building and its features, and also a performance analysis which entails the life safety aspect of the building. The analysis of the building is performed in accordance with NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2015 ...


Los Angeles Air Force Base Fitness Center, Colin White Jun 2017

Los Angeles Air Force Base Fitness Center, Colin White

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the life safety features of the Los Angeles Air Force Base Fitness Center, located on Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, California. This report is produced in partial fulfillment of the requirements of a Master’s of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from the Fire Protection Engineering Program at California Polytechnic State University’s San Luis Obispo Campus. This analysis approaches life safety in the fitness center from two angles. First, a prescriptive approach is used to evaluate the building’s compliance with current codes and standards that govern construction ...


Maumus Center- Fire Protection Engineering Analysis, Tyler Mobley Jun 2017

Maumus Center- Fire Protection Engineering Analysis, Tyler Mobley

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report is a fire protection engineering analysis of the Maumus Center, a science center and planetarium, in Arabi, Louisiana. The objective of this analysis is to outline the code defined requirements and to confirm the minimum level of safety from fire is attained. Analyzed in the report are the design requirements prescribed in the adopted building and life safety codes, and the performance of the prescribed design. The prescriptive review addresses the building construction in regards to fire protection, the means of egress, the water‐based fire suppression system, and the fire alarm system. The performance review incorporates the ...