Planning for fire and life safety in existing and new buildings is based on three major components; if one is missing, the form is incomplete.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
Discuss the principles of safety and security to be considered in the planning stages of new construction and renovation projects.
List the basic systems available and decision criteria for emergency lighting, voice communication, and security.
Describe typical integrated fire and life safety protection systems and the reasons for their use.
Explain how system installation and building operations impact the effectiveness of the fire-protection and life safety scheme.