Fire Protection & Water Systems


Fire Protection & Water Systems

UMass Lowell


About this Project

Under a "House Doctor" contract with UMass Lowell, FST provided improvements to the existing standpipe system and connections to proposed and anticipated sprinkler systems to the various floors in the O'Leary Library.

Work began with an evaluation of the standpipe system (a dry system), and of the interconnect to the fire alarm system. FST reviewed the fire alarm system, fire alarm test reports, etc. to ascertain the extent to which the system complies with current Code requirements. The system's connection to a proposed project by others on the 1st to 4th floors should allow for a phased sprinkler implementation program over time. FST scope also included evaluating signage as required by code and as needed to address the proposed phased sprinkler implementation

FST is also responsible for complete design of the new fire protection system.


More Information

Owner: University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

Highlights: In other work at the campus, FST has provided analysis and design services for the South Campus water distribution system, including base plan preparation, fire flow analysis, hydraulic modeling, permitting, and preliminary and final design.