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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

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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 ...


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 ...


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

Prescriptive And Performance Analysis Of Cold Machine Shop, John Kline

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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 ...


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 ...


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

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

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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

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 The Christopher Cohan Center, Joakim Midtun Larsen Mar 2017

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

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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 ...


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 ...


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

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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 ...


Eric W. Rood Administration Center- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Clinton M. Carman Jun 2016

Eric W. Rood Administration Center- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Clinton M. Carman

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A Fire Protection & Life Safety Analysis was conducted in order to fulfill the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. The Fire Protection & Life Safety Analysis consisted of a prescriptive and performance-based analysis of the Eric Rood Administration Center (Rood Center).

The prescriptive based analysis was conducted to determine if the Rood Center adhered to the applicable codes and standards. It utilized the 2013 California Building and Fire Codes and the 2012 Life Safety Code (NFPA 101). Other NFPA codes that were referenced included the 2013 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, the 2013 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Signaling Code, and the 2015 edition of NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing systems.

The prescriptive based analysis examined four portions of the building’s fire protection system: Egress Analysis & Design, Fire Detection & Alarm Notification, Water-based Fire Suppression, and Structural Fire Protection

Deficiencies were found in the building’s fire detection and notification systems, as well as the inspection, testing, and maintenance of said systems. The building’s primary fire alarm system has photoelectric smoke detectors installed in only portions of the building. The bulk of the detectors are installed in the exit corridors with typically only one detector per department. While the number of smoke detectors in most departments is lacking, some departments don’t have any at all. The first floor has only 23 smoke detectors, while the second floor has only 16. Based on coverage-area-per-detector calculations alone, the first floor should have a minimum of 56 detectors and the second floor should have a minimum of 58. One of the departments in the building that does have smoke detectors, has only local detectors (they are not connected to the building’s fire alarm control panel (FACP)). Two of the fire scenarios in the performance based analysis indicated the fires were detected within 10 seconds of ignition. In the other two fire scenarios, the fires were not detected until 73 seconds and 107 seconds into the simulations respectively. Examining the building’s notification systems revealed several issues as well. Three of the notification devices types currently in use in the building are listed in the FACP’s manual as not compatible. Similar to the detection system, there are not enough notification appliances (audio or visual) throughout the building to ensure proper coverage. Inspections and tests are not done to confirm proper audible and/or visual levels in the building during an active alarm.

The performance based analysis examined how the building’s fire protection system would react to a fire, and whether occupants would have enough time to escape to safety. A computational fluid dynamics modeling program, Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), was used to estimate the available safe egress times (ASET) for four different fire scenarios throughout the building. Those values were then compared with the required safe egress times (RSET) calculated in the prescriptive based analysis for each fire scenario.

The original RSET values were calculated for the departments affected by the fire scenarios. The fire models were analyzed and the ASET values were determined when conditions either first became untenable, or when all the occupants had exited the building; whichever came first. The conditions in the building became untenable before people could evacuate the building in all four fire scenarios (RSET > ASET). In some situations, conditions became untenable seconds after the fire alarm was activated, and several minutes before evacuations were complete.

The performance based analysis determine that the arrangement of the dead end hallway off the second floor lobby was especially problematic as it could cause the occupants to be trapped in the event of a fire. Two fire scenarios were examined, one with the fire in the dead end hallway, and another with the ...


Office Building- Fire Protection Systems Evaluation, Christine Newton Jun 2016

Office Building- Fire Protection Systems Evaluation, Christine Newton

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This report is a Life Safety Code (LSC) and fire protection systems evaluation of an office building located in Colorado. This report covers the prescriptive analysis of the building, as well as the performance‐based aspect of the evaluation.

The prescriptive analysis of this report includes assessment of the building code for structural design, means of egress, detection and notification systems, smoke control system, and the water‐ based fire suppression system for this building. The 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 101 LSC were used for the prescriptive based evaluation and the building was ...


Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan Jun 2016

Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan

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This report evaluates the prescriptive life safety requirements for levels one (1) through four (4) of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. In addition, this report discusses two fire scenarios that evaluate the tenability during egress the in pre-function area on level two (2) and in the main ballroom on level three (3) of the hotel.

The prescriptive standards/codes used to evaluate the hotel are the International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), and applicable standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Performance based analysis were conducted using Pathfinder, CFast, and Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS). Two fire ...


Analysis Of Costco, San Francisco, Ian Levine Jun 2016

Analysis Of Costco, San Francisco, Ian Levine

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the fire safety systems and design considerations of the Costco store located at 450 10th Street in San Francisco, California, satisfying the requirements for completion of the FPE 596 – Culminating Experience in Fire Protection Engineering academic series. The building is introduced, followed by an analysis of the building structure, alarm and detection, egress, and sprinkler systems are designed based on prescriptive code. These systems are then analyzed from a performance based perspective to gain understanding of how the systems will respond to a challenging design fire. Their response is used to determine if ...


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 ...


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 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 Analysis Cotchett Education Building, Building 002, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, William J. Beasland Jun 2015

Fire Protection Analysis Cotchett Education Building, Building 002, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, William J. Beasland

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This report analyzes the Cotchett Education Building on the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo College campus. Since this is an existing building, with various modifications made during the life of the building, it was analyzed as an existing building. NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2012 edition (LSC) contains requirements for existing buildings, and was the primary code used in this analysis. Other codes used in analysis were referenced in each section. The Cotchett Education Building meets most requirements of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2012 edition. However, there are recommendations regarding exiting and the alarm system. See section 7 of ...


Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Building 310- The Landing, Tyler Paller Mar 2015

Fire And Life Safety Analysis- Building 310- The Landing, Tyler Paller

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The purpose of this report is to analyze Building 310 with regards to fire and life safety. Analysis was done both prescriptively and from a performance based design standpoint. The prescriptive based analysis includes review of the building’s design with regards to egress, fire alarm systems, suppression systems, and structural fire protection. The building was reviewed against current NFPA codes and the International Building Code to examine compliance. The performance-based analysis consists of two different fire scenarios that were examined. The goal was to show that the building met safety criteria and does not pose undue risk to occupants ...


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 ...


Hotel- Georgia, Rock Toler Jun 2014

Hotel- Georgia, Rock Toler

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The State of Georgia modifies the International Building Code through State amendments, to require a fire resistance rating between residential occupancies and all other occupancies. This fire and life safety analysis report will substantiate the necessity for the barrier in a mixed-use hotel occupancy. The first-half of the report addresses the prescriptive-based code requirements, reporting a compliant design was presented. Then the performance portions primary objective was established, maintain a tenable environment for egressing guest room occupants. Three conditions were evaluated to define a tenable environment, carbon monoxide levels, temperature, and visibility limits. Selecting the location of the fire required ...


Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Hinesville Cboc Va Clinic, Jeff Dew Jun 2014

Fire Protection And Life Safety Evaluation- Hinesville Cboc Va Clinic, Jeff Dew

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The Hinesville MOB will be analyzed throughout the course of this report to determine if it meets the prescriptive-based requirements set forth by local and national regulating bodies. Further, a performance-based approach will be taken to assess the buildings ability to sustain life while a safe and timely evacuation occurs. It will be determined that the Hinesville MOB does comply with all regulations set forth for fire and life safety. In some cases its construction and systems may exceed the required minimum standards. It will contain 100% coverage with an automatic sprinkler system, be equipped with adequate emergency notification system ...


Construction Warehouse, Ben Johnson Jun 2014

Construction Warehouse, Ben Johnson

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The purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the fire protection and life safety design of a warehouse building that serves a large construction project. The results and conclusions from this evaluation are documented herein and supported by analysis when necessary. The gross floor area per story of the construction warehouse is 39,000 ft2. This building is used as a warehousing facility in support of a large construction project. Rack storage of Group A plastics is permitted in this facility to a height of 20 ft. beneath a 24 ft. ceiling on the main floor ...


Fire Protection Life Safety Analysis- Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Kyle C. Leadon Mar 2014

Fire Protection Life Safety Analysis- Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, Kyle C. Leadon

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This Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) shall be constructed, arranged, equipped, maintained, and operated in accordance with this report and applicable criteria to ensure a minimum level of life safety and property protection is provided from actual and potential fire hazards. The goal is to ensure the occupants are provided with an environment that is reasonably safe from fire. We accomplish this goal by protecting occupants not intimate with the initial fire development, and by improving the survivability of occupants intimate with the initial fire development. The protection described in this report takes on many forms, from active protection, such as ...


Orangeburg Assembly Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses- Fire Protection And Life Safety Design Analysis, Justin B. Biller Mar 2014

Orangeburg Assembly Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses- Fire Protection And Life Safety Design Analysis, Justin B. Biller

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In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering, a prescriptive and performance-based engineering analysis was performed on the Orangeburg Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The building was recently constructed and completed in 2013 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to serve as a center for education of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Biblical principles for daily life. More than 300 congregations throughout Georgia and the Carolinas will use the Assembly Hall for their semi-annual assemblies and conventions, with an estimated annual attendance of 190,000 per year. Prescriptive analyses were conducted based primarily ...