Description of Work
The intent of this project is to provide a new reliable fire alarm system that will function as intended. The project scope includes the installation of a new fire alarm mass notification system for the entire campus. The campus is large and buildings included in this project, include but are not limited to, the Main Administration Building, the West Annex Building (WAB), the Wool Building, the Service Building, the Overpass Building, the Quarantine Building, and associated greenhouse buildings. All of the existing fire alarm panels and devices in these buildings will be demolished and replaced. The existing fire alarm components will be removed from the Solvent Extraction Building.
This work includes designing and providing a new, complete, fire alarm and mass notification (MNS) system as described herein and on the contract drawings for the WRRC campus. Include system wiring, raceways, pull boxes, terminal cabinets, outlet and mounting boxes, control equipment, initiating devices, notification appliances, supervising station fire alarm transmitters/mass notification transceiver, and other accessories and miscellaneous items required for a complete operational system even though each item is not specifically mentioned or described. Provide systems complete and ready for operation. Existing interior fire alarm system was manufactured by Simplex. Design and installation must comply with NFPA 70 AND NFPA 72. Terms FMCU and FACU are used interchangeably. This scope includes the demo and removal of all existing fire alarm equipment that is not re-used per contract documents and limitations. The fire alarm and mass notification system must be independent of the building security, building management, and energy/utility monitoring
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