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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.


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 ...


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

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

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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 ...


Recreation Center- Cal Poly- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Hao Yan Jun 2017

Recreation Center- Cal Poly- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Hao Yan

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This report discusses the fire and life safety analysis of the existing fire protection features installed in the Recreation Center building on the California Polytechnic State University. The analysis is conducted using two different approaches, the prescriptive analysis of the building and the performance-based design analysis.

The prescriptive analysis approach will examine installed fire protection features and systems in accordance with the International Building Code, such as structural fire protection, water-based suppression system, alarm and detection system, egress system, smoke control, and fire safety management plan. The egress system failed when the old gym area was used as a fixed ...


Warren J. Baker Center For Science Building Review, John Pagliero Jun 2017

Warren J. Baker Center For Science Building Review, John Pagliero

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This report is a focused review and discussion of the life safety and fire protection design of Cal Poly Building 180: The Warren J. Baker Center for Science in partial fulfillment for the requirements of a Master’s of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The report focuses on discussion areas specific to the curriculum of the Cal Poly Fire Protection Master’s program, including analysis of egress, structural fire protection, detection, alarm and automatic protection designs in comparison to current and effective codes and standards. This report also includes a, performance based, tenability ...


Acme Semiconductor Foundry- Fab Expansion- Fire Protection Engineering Analysis Report, Jacob Epstein Jun 2017

Acme Semiconductor Foundry- Fab Expansion- Fire Protection Engineering Analysis Report, Jacob Epstein

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The ACME Semiconductor Foundry – Fab Expansion is a new four story addition to an existing four story foundry facility. The Fab Expansion is approximately 154,500 square feet in footprint area that is connected to an existing four-story Fab Building. This report has been prepared to identify the building’s fire protection and life safety features that must be provided in accordance with the applicable codes and standards. The ACME Semiconductor Fab Expansion will contain multiple separated uses and will be required to be constructed with Type I-B construction. Building Construction Documents are provided in Appendix A showing compliance with ...


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

Los Angeles Air Force Base Fitness Center, Colin White

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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 ...


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

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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 ...


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

Maumus Center- Fire Protection Engineering Analysis, Tyler Mobley

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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 ...


Child Development Center- Fire Protection Analysis, Tyler Ball Jun 2017

Child Development Center- Fire Protection Analysis, Tyler Ball

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This report contains two separate forms of analysis, Prescriptive-Based Analysis and Performance-Base Analysis. The Prescriptive Analysis discusses an overview of the building and its features whereas the Performance-Based Analysis discusses the building meeting applicable codes and standards as discussed in NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2012 Edition, Unified Facilities Code (UFC), International Building Code (IBC) 2012 Edition, and the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering. The Child Development Center (CDC) was analyzed as a new construction building. There are also noted assumptions within the report where necessary information about the building could not be obtained due to information restrictions from ...


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

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

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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

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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

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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 ...


Lax Continental Grand- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Aden Malek Stepanians Jun 2017

Lax Continental Grand- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Aden Malek Stepanians

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A prescriptive analysis of the project building was conducted using the 2016 California Building & Fire Code along with current codes and standards pertaining to specific elements. Encompassed in this analysis is a review of the project building’s structural fire protection, water-based suppression systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke control and occupant egress.

Void of construction documentation, the analysis of the structural fire protection of the building was determined by evaluating the current design and use. The restricting factor that determine the construction type was the assembly use on the 6th floor. Other than Type I construction, assembly use ...


Fire And Safety Analysis Robert E. Kennedy Library, Marius Bjelde Andersen Mar 2017

Fire And Safety Analysis Robert E. Kennedy Library, Marius Bjelde Andersen

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The Robert E. Kennedy Library is located on Cal Poly Campus. The Library is a five-story building with different occupancies which consists of library areas, offices, mechanical equipment and storage areas. The building has a total area of 178 702 ft². The original code of construction for the Library was the 1976 Uniform Building code (UBC). However, the fire and life safety analysis of the building in this report is performed using: Egress: NFPA 101 LSC 2015, Water based suppression: NFPA 13, Structural fire protection: 2015 IBC, Fire detection, alarm and communication systems: NFPA 72, Performance based design: NFPA 101 ...


Fire And Life Safety Evaluation Of Christopher Cohan Center, Mishuk Datta Mar 2017

Fire And Life Safety Evaluation Of Christopher Cohan Center, Mishuk Datta

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A prescriptive and performance-based fire and life safety evaluation for Christopher Cohan Center is performed. The results and findings of the evaluations are conveyed in this report. Christopher Cohan Center was built in accordance with California Building Code (1992 Edition) and California Fire Code (1992 Edition). The current version (2015) of International Building Code is consulted for prescriptive evaluation. The protection requirements set forth in IBC are intended to limit the threat from stage fires to an audience, to reduce the likelihood of a large fire in the stage area and to reduce the possibility of irrational mass response. These ...


Fire And Life Safety Report Orfalea College Of Business, Sulaiman Almohammadi Mar 2017

Fire And Life Safety Report Orfalea College Of Business, Sulaiman Almohammadi

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A comprehensive fire and life safety analysis was performed on the Orfalea College of Business. The report covers the prescriptive analysis of the building and the performance-based design analysis. The prescriptive analysis includes assessment of the relevant codes for egress system, water-based suppression system, alarm and detection system, and structural fire protection. The egress analysis under the Life Safety Code 2015 found the building meets the requirements of occupant load to exceed exit capacity, number of exits and its location, travel distances. Four rooms on the second floor that have not met the common path of travel distances limits were ...


Orfalea College Of Business Fire Safety Analysis, Garth Ornelas Mar 2017

Orfalea College Of Business Fire Safety Analysis, Garth Ornelas

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The following report discusses the fire and life safety factors for the Orfalea College of Business Building located on the main campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. The building functions are primarily administrative and academic in nature, with various lecture halls, offices, and labs located throughout the building. The Business Building was constructed in 1989 following the 1985 Uniform Building Code (UBC). For the purposes of this report, the building will be evaluated using the 2015 International Building Code, NFPA Life Safety Code Handbook (Thirteenth Edition), SFPE Handbook (4th and 5th Editions), and the NFPA handbooks ...


Fire And Life Safety Evaluation Of The Christopher Cohan Center, Joakim Midtun Larsen Mar 2017

Fire And Life Safety Evaluation Of The Christopher Cohan Center, Joakim Midtun Larsen

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This project is an academic exercise, as part of the MS Fire Protection Engineering program of California Polytechnic State University. The project is a culminating report with regards to life safety analysis of the Christopher Cohan Center of Cal Poly, which builds on the fundamental and applied courses of the program. The analysis is twofold, where the first part is a Prescriptive Analysis of the building and its features, followed by a Performance Based Life Safety Analysis. Both parts are performed in accordance with NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2015 edition, Codes/Standards references within NFPA 101, and supplemented by ...


Building- Fire Protection Analysis Report, Chris Schwendiman Mar 2017

Building- Fire Protection Analysis Report, Chris Schwendiman

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The building in XXX was constructed in XXX. It was designed using the International Building Code (IBC). This fire protection analysis report will be reviewing the building based on the 2015 edition of the IBC including several performance based fire scenarios involving the smoke exhaust system.

The passive system section highlights the physical construction of the building. The building is a business occupancy with three separate stories including a penthouse which is included in the third story. The building has adequate fire ratings for a Type II-B construction except for heavy timber columns within the commons of the building. It ...


Wistron Greentech, Mckinney, Tx- Life Safety Evaluation, Charles R. Cates Mar 2017

Wistron Greentech, Mckinney, Tx- Life Safety Evaluation, Charles R. Cates

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire protection and life safety review of the Wistron GreenTech facility in McKinney, TX is performed. The facility was reviewed from both a prescriptive (building code) and performance based design per the codes summarized in the report. The prescriptive fire and life safety systems analyzed where the following: Building Code Analysis Including but not limited to: Occupancy classifications, Occupancy separations, Building height and areas, Type of construction, Fire resistive construction, Means of egress, Fire Alarm and Detection Systems, Automatic Fire Sprinklers & Water Supply, Special Hazards, Emergency Planning and Preparedness The prescriptive requirements in general where met, the exceptions being ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Warren J. Baker Center For Science And Mathematics, Chad Rudolph Graves Mar 2017

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Warren J. Baker Center For Science And Mathematics, Chad Rudolph Graves

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report covers the fire protection features of the Warren J. Baker Center for Science and Mathematics located on Cal Poly Campus San Luis Obispo California. The prescriptive analysis of the building will focus on the structural fire protection, egress, fire suppression, fire alarm and detection systems to determine if the meet current codes and standards. The performance based analysis will discuss certain methods and design fire scenarios that can be present within the building and the buildings ability to protect occupants until they can exit safely.

The purpose of this report is to determine if the selected building is ...