Last week, one of our fire protection consultants went to a new construction project site in California to perform a walkthrough for a client. The walkthrough is part of our fire protection engineering construction services, which included coordination of the flushing of the underground fire service main piping that serves the building sprinkler systems. […]
When we inspect a new construction site for fire alarms and sprinklers, we are a tool in the fire protection contractor’s arsenal. Our comments help insure the fire alarm and sprinkler contractors produce a fire safe, code compliant, quality product. However, sometimes general contractors who are unfamiliar with the process can find our comments challenging. […]
The iPad can be an incredibly useful tool for fire inspections and fire testing, but it requires some customization first. Through experimentation, collaboration, and experience with the iPad, we have unlocked more of the device’s potential. For fire alarm and sprinkler walkthroughs, Numbers and Bluebeam have proven to be a great combination for some of […]
We rolled out iPads to key staff-members in 2012, and Jim Tuten received one of them. Jim opted to use the mobile device for his on-premise fire alarm and fire suppression inspections. The mobile device saves time and facilitates coordination with architects and designers. Saving Paper and Labor In the last two years, we’ve been […]
About one year ago, I made a conscious decision to apply new information technology to fire protection engineering. That decision has transformed, and continues to transform, our processes in ways we weren’t even expecting. Take one of our Senior Fire Protection Technicians, Jim Tuten, for example. Jim conducts fire alarm and fire suppression inspection and testing […]
Building owners don’t always realize how temporary lapses in fire protection system coverage can put their buildings at risk. An article from Fire Protection Engineering Magazine in 2008 about the effectiveness of sprinkler systems highlights a major catastrophe as a result: A July 2007 fire in Massachusetts caused approximately $26 million in damages. The fire […]
A quality fire protection solution delivers the appropriate level of fire safety at a reasonable cost. Ensuring fire safety, finding affordable solutions, and managing the entire design and implementation process will assure that the client’s and underwriter’s needs are both met.
The problems renovating dormitories are two-fold. First, the window for installation is very limited. Normally, two months in the summer is the only time construction is allowed. There cannot be any obstruction of the student’s living quarters once the semester begins. Second, the fire solution needs to blend into the current dorm construction. Dormitories require extra ingenuity in order to meet these strict requirements. Fire Protection Engineers have to develop an affordable solution that balances good looks with a quick installation.
Harrington Group, Inc. to Design Fire Protection Systems for Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida
Duluth, GA – March 18, 2008. Fire protection engineering firm, Harrington Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a new approximately $45 million Naval Air Station (NAS) project in Pensacola, Florida. The team awarded the project also consists of general contractors Whitesell-Green, Inc. and Opus South Construction Corporation, as well as architect Bullock […]