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

Building V: Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Andrew Ko

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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 ...


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

Silverton Timeshare Tower “The Berkley”, Kevin Murphy

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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 ...


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

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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

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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 ...


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

Shyh Wang Hall- Lbnl Building 59, Mike Torkelson

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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 ...


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

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

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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 ...


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

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

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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 ...


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 ...


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

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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

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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 ...


Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet Jun 2016

Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet

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The purpose of this analysis is to assess how the Customer Delivery Center (CDC) satisfies prescriptive design requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) for fire exiting, structural design, smoke detection, alarm notification and communication and water-based fire suppression. A performance-based analysis is then performed using hand calculations and computer-based models to determine if the available safe egress time exceeds the required safe egress time from the building. In order to complete this analysis, the issued-for-construction design and the contractor submittals were made accessible by the owner’s fire protection engineer and the project management group overseeing construction. These ...


Centennial Station- Evaluation, Brandon Huffman Jun 2016

Centennial Station- Evaluation, Brandon Huffman

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The purpose of this analysis is for completion of FPE 596 Culminating Experience in Fire Protection Engineering course in the Fire Protection Engineering Program at California Polytechnic State University. This analysis has been compiled using previous design courses evaluating the egress analysis, suppression design, alarm and detection design, smoke control system design, and structural fire protection. The context of the courses studied both prescriptive and performance based design approaches.

The building chosen for the analysis is Centennial Station located approximately 15 miles south of Denver, Colorado at 12154 East Easter Avenue, Englewood, CO 80112. The facility was designed specifically for ...


University Of Southern California Heritage Hall- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Ivan Popilyanu Jun 2016

University Of Southern California Heritage Hall- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Ivan Popilyanu

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This fire protection and life safety analysis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The study was performed on the University of Southern California’s Heritage Hall, which includes both a code-determined prescriptive examination and a performance-based analysis. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the Heritage Hall address based on compliance with all applicable codes and standards, as well as the determined occupant tenability criteria. The prescriptive examination of Heritage Hall consisted of the evaluation of all structural fire protection, egress analysis and ...


Taylor Place- Fire Life Safety Report, Christopher Thomas Mar 2016

Taylor Place- Fire Life Safety Report, Christopher Thomas

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This document is a Fire and Life Safety Report on the Taylor Place Dormitory located in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Arizona State University (ASU) downtown campus. The building was evaluated on a prescriptive basis based on the current City of Phoenix building codes and further evaluated on using performance based methods from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Handbook and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code®.

These building features and systems were evaluated using prescriptive methods:

General construction, fire resistive construction and fire resistive separations Occupancy, Life safety features and building egress Smoke management ...


Technical Area 3 - 40; Physics Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Parker Fellows Mar 2016

Technical Area 3 - 40; Physics Building- Fire And Life Safety Analysis, Parker Fellows

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A Fire Protection Engineering Analysis was performed on TA‐3‐0040, Physics Building at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The goal of the analysis has two parts; first, to examine the buildings fire protection features from a code based prescriptive analysis and second, to examine the building and fire protection features using a performance based design analysis.

Building 40 is a 2 story structure approximately 187,000 square feet. The building was constructed in the mid‐1950s with a first floor, basement, partial sub‐basement, and various mezzanines. Originally, this building was constructed as a ...


Fire And Life Safety Report- Battalion Headquarters Complex (Ueph), Mathew Mershimer Jun 2015

Fire And Life Safety Report- Battalion Headquarters Complex (Ueph), Mathew Mershimer

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This fire and life safety report covers a Battalion Headquarters Complex that is used for housing military troops. This is a complete review of the building with prescriptive based fire protection along with performance base review of the building. The prescriptive fire protection covers egress analysis of the space, passive fire protection (i.e. fire walls and doors) and active fire protection (i.e. fire alarm and fire sprinklers). The performance based section looks at the prescriptive requirements and sees if these would be enough for the application at hand. The building fire protection and life safety are covered by ...


Fire Protection Engineering Analysis For Building 910 - Sandia National Labs/Ca, Mo Mosallaei Jun 2015

Fire Protection Engineering Analysis For Building 910 - Sandia National Labs/Ca, Mo Mosallaei

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This Fire Protection Engineering analysis was performed on Building 910 in Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA to examine the building’s fire safety and fire protection criteria which originally adhered to the 1985 Uniform Building Code. The object of this analysis is to determine the degree of compliance with the prescriptive codes in place today as well compliance with performance based analysis. For the prescriptive analysis consisted of evaluating the buildings occupancy classification, type of construction, egress design, fire detection and alarm systems, fire sprinkler system, Halon System, and structural fire protection are evaluated in terms of the life ...


Fire Hazard Analysis Of Technical Area 53 Building 1, Los Alamos National Lab, Brett L. Noakes Jun 2015

Fire Hazard Analysis Of Technical Area 53 Building 1, Los Alamos National Lab, Brett L. Noakes

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This is an analysis of a 1970’s vintage building as it is compared to current building codes and standards. The purpose of this document is to assess if the current, as found construction of an existing building could achieve the sometimes more restrictive modern building codes. Both a prescriptive analysis and a performance-based analysis were completed to verify life-safety concerns and criteria as well as construction criteria. The prescriptive analysis compared existing, as found construction to current codes and standards while the prescriptive analysis used modern fire modeling techniques to see how likely fire scenarios would challenge the structure ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of A Modern Distributon Facility, Nolan Mccarthy Jun 2015

Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis Of A Modern Distributon Facility, Nolan Mccarthy

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Warehouse facilities are part of the backbone of American industry. The vast amounts of varying goods stored and distributed as part of American business has always driven the need for large, voluminous warehouses. And the increasing size of these facilities over the decades is very closely linked to the capabilities of and advances in fire protection knowledge and technology. Today’s modern distribution centers easily and often exceed one million square feet in area, and the heights are ever increasing. In the 1970’s and early 1980’s, most warehouse facilities were built to an approximate height of 30 feet ...


Comprehensive Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation Of The Robotic Manufacturing Science And Engineering Laboratories (Rmsel) Facility, Tomas M. Sanchez Jun 2015

Comprehensive Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation Of The Robotic Manufacturing Science And Engineering Laboratories (Rmsel) Facility, Tomas M. Sanchez

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A comprehensive fire protection and life safety evaluation has been performed for the Robotic Manufacturing Science and Engineering Laboratory (RMSEL) at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The evaluation considered both prescriptive and performance based aspects. Current codes, such as the 2012 International Building Code and the 2013 version of NFPA 13 – Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, are generally the basis for the prescriptive evaluation even though they are not the code of record for the building. Use of current codes for this evaluation is mostly for academic reasons. Nevertheless, the facility is generally compliant with the provisions of the ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Engineering Analysis- Center For Science And Mathematics, Orelvis Gonzalez Cruz Mar 2015

Fire Protection And Life Safety Engineering Analysis- Center For Science And Mathematics, Orelvis Gonzalez Cruz

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The Life Safety and Fire Protection systems in Cal Poly’s Center for Science and Mathematics (CSM) were analyzed and evaluated in this project, according to the requirements of the applicable codes and pertinent standards. The evaluation was conducted through a prescriptive-based approach, in conjunction with a performance-based approach. On one hand, the prescriptive-based approach considered the analysis of the Structural Fire Protection and Means of Egress in the building and the existing Fire Detection/Alarm and Fire Suppression Systems. On the other hand, the performance-based approach included an Egress Analysis, which assessed the Required Safe Egress Time (RSET) and ...


Laboratory Building- Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, Nm, Joshua Herrera Mar 2015

Laboratory Building- Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, Nm, Joshua Herrera

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


Solar Energy Research Center- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory!, Shellie Prescott Mar 2015

Solar Energy Research Center- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory!, Shellie Prescott

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This report covers both a prescriptive and performance-based review of fire and life safety systems for the Solar Energy Research Center at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The primary subjects covered are egress, fire alarm systems, and sprinkler systems. A unique feature and focal point for this report is the SERC east exit stair. This stair was originally designed as a glass atrium, but for various reasons cannot be utilized as an atrium. The east exit stair has a special VESDA detection system, is the most remote location for the sprinkler system, and is a primary exit for all three ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Af Child Development Center, Judy Biddle Jun 2014

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Af Child Development Center, Judy Biddle

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The purpose of this fire and life safety report is to determine whether The Air Force (AF) Child Development Center (CDC) Standard Design meets fire safety goals based on an increased child-to staff ratio and provide a prescriptive based analysis of the of the existing codes that the building was constructed under. The primary fire safety goal is to provide building occupants with an environment that is reasonably safe from fire. A prescriptive-based design approach and a performance-based design approach are used to evaluate building safety in regards to occupant protection, structural integrity, and systems effectiveness. The prescriptive-based approach is ...


Fire Protection Analysis Robert And Margrit Modavi Center For The Performing Arts- Uc Davis, Jeffrey Paterson Jun 2014

Fire Protection Analysis Robert And Margrit Modavi Center For The Performing Arts- Uc Davis, Jeffrey Paterson

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This document is the report of the culminating experience as part of the master’s program in fire protection engineering at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. This report contains a life safety analysis of the fire protection systems of a chosen project building. The building examined is the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, located on the University of California Davis campus. The building was constructed in 2002 where the first performance occurred in October 2002. A large portion of the report applies prescriptive code requirements to evaluate compliance with current codes and standards ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Grant M. Brown Engineering Building- Cal Poly, Daniel Gregory Blanchat Jun 2014

Fire And Life Safety Analysis Of The Grant M. Brown Engineering Building- Cal Poly, Daniel Gregory Blanchat

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This fire and life safety analysis was performed on the Grant M. Brown Engineering Building in order to determine if the building meets the life safety goals set forth by a prescriptive and performance based analysis. This building was built to a strict set of codes and standards. For the prescriptive analysis the buildings egress design, fire detection and alarm systems, fire sprinkler system, occupancy classification, construction type, and structural fire protection are evaluated in terms of the life safety of the occupants. In the performance based design analysis four computer based programs were used to model egress and fire ...