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Thursday, May 16, 2013

California Fire Alarm System Sales Checklist

When getting ready to price out a fire alarm system, keep the following in mind:

    CBC California Building Code 2010 Edition
  1. Check with you local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction) and local ordinances for their codes and regulations.
  2. Define the Occupancy Use Group - Found in CBC California Building Code section 302.
  3. Determine if the building is sprinklered - CFC California Fire Code section 903.
  4. Define Special Occupancies, if any. - Found in CBC California Building Code section 402.
  5. Define mixed uses and separation, if any. - Found in CBC California Building Code section 508.
  6. Evaluate Fire and Smoke Protection - Found in CBC California Building Code section 701.
  7. Determine Fire Alarm Requirements. - Found in CFC California Fire Code section 907.2.
  8. Determine Occupant Load. - Found in CBC California Building Code.
This list should help you acquire the necessary information to start putting a fire life safety system bid together.

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