Congratulations to Mike, our first ever design challenge winner.
Last week Mike's submitted "Design A" was voted the top design running away with 64% of the submitted votes. Congratulations Mike; he climbs to the top of our new leaderboard and earns a $40 gift card towards the online store.
See the submitted designs, the challenge, and follow-up discussion about them here.
MeyerFire Design Challenge Leaderboard
Have a design challenge you'd like to propose? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How would you design it? That's the topic this week with our first Design Challenge.
Here's the project parameters for our theoretical setup:
Codes: 2012 International Building and Fire Code
Standard: NFPA 13 - 2010 Edition
System Type: Wet Pipe System, Fully-Sprinklered
Seismic: Occupancy II, Design Category B
Construction Type: V-B (combustible)
Structure: Solid Engineered Joists
Pipe Type: CPVC or Black Steel
Surroundings: Unit door runs to the common corridor; additional units reside on each side of these units
Download dimensioned Plan, Reflected Ceiling Plan, & Section (PDF & CAD) of this Sprinkler Scenario here
If these units connect directly to a common corridor, how would you layout the sprinkler & pipe, and any accessories (hangers, fittings, etc) in this area? Describe how you would approach it below in the comments section or submit your concept to enter the challenge. You'll get points towards the new design leaderboard just for entering, with top-voted designs highlighted on our site. Be sure to submit your concept by the end of this Friday.
Voting Next Week
We'll take top designs and post them next week for discussion and voting. These challenges could be a great way to think creatively and learn more about the design and review process.
Have a scenario you'd like to propose for a future challenge? Send it to us at email@example.com.
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Joseph Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri. See bio on About page.