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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Joseph Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri. See bio on About page.