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1 SECTION FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM GENERAL This section deals with the fire alarm system, including the control panel and integral equipment, wiring and circuitry, initiating devices, indicating appliances, and interfaces to the fire alarm system. Work performed shall conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and codes, including the National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA), and Section 1600, Electrical Standards. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION A completely new system shall be intelligent and addressable and fully microprocessor based (unless otherwise approved as applicable by the University and AHJ) with the capability of two-way communication over signaling line circuits between intelligent/analog addressable initiating devices or addressable interfacing/control modules and the fire alarm control panel. The new system shall utilize all new and unused equipment and materials, which are free from contamination and corrosion. Voice EVAC systems shall be used in large research, clinic, classroom, and dorm buildings. If a voice evacuation system is not used, the system shall be arranged to provide distinct evacuation signals using electronic horns and strobe lights. All panels and peripheral devices shall be the standard product of a single manufacturer and shall display the manufacturer's name on each component. Notifier Fire Systems shall manufacture Main Fire Alarm panel. The fire alarm control panel shall allow for loading or editing special instructions and operating sequences as required. The system is to be capable of on-site programming to accommodate facility expansion, building parameter changes, or changes as required by local codes. All software operations are to be stored in a non-volatile programmable memory within the fire alarm control panel. Loss of primary and secondary power shall not erase the instructions stored in memory. Fire Alarm panel shall be programmed to show distinct, specific, and clear locations of sensing devices. All fire alarm system components including initiation, notification and control equipment shall be FM approved, compatible for interconnection, and shall be by a single manufacturer in all cases where possible. Manufacture of main fire alarm panel shall be Notifier. All equipment shall be in new, clean condition with a warranty of one (1) year from the date of Owner acceptance. All initiating circuits shall be arranged as Style C in accordance with NFPA 72. All notification appliance circuits shall be arranged as Style Y in accordance with NFPA 72. All signaling line circuits shall be arranged as Style 4 in accordance with NFPA 72 except for main communication circuits linking multiple FACP's together. These circuits shall be arranged as Style 7 in accordance with NFPA 72, with the circuits arranged to form a loop. All circuits of the fire alarm control panel shall be designed for future expansion. In no case shall circuit capacities exceed 80 percent of the design capacity as specified by the manufacturer. Equipment locations are shown on the drawings. These drawings form a part of this specification and, as such, the equipment locations designated shall be strictly adhered to, except the notification device locations, as shown on the drawings, which are intended to be approximate. Locations shall comply with applicable Codes. A separate spare shielded pair shall be included between the fire alarm panels a fire alarm enunciator panel. In an existing building, all existing fire alarm equipment shall be left untouched and in service until it is to be removed to facilitate the installation of the new system. If existing devices become a source of false alarms due to construction conditions, if coordinated with the University project manager and the approval of University Fire Marshal, they may be replaced during the construction period with heat detectors. Removal of all such fire alarm equipment shall be carefully coordinated with the University Project Manager, USA Fire Marshal and the USA Department as applicable. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 1 of 15

2 SUBMITTALS General: Written approval and permits shall be obtained from the City of Mobile Fire Department and USA Fire Marshal prior to the beginning of any site installation work. Submittal Package: A complete information package concerning the fire alarm system shall be developed and submitted to the approval authorities. The purpose of this package is to allow thorough review of the proposed system design and arrangement in order to determine compliance with the specification and design drawings. The contractor is required to submit a complete package within 30 days of contract award. The submittal package shall include the following information: Complete system drawings drawn using AutoCAD Version 2006 compatible software to a scale of no less than 1/8 in. = 1 ft. Shown shall be all system components by location, type and address number. The location of the FACP, all subpanels, annunciator panels, initiating devices, notification devices and controlling devices shall be shown. All notification devices shall also be numbered and the power tap used on each notification device identified where applicable. Drawings clearly indicating circuit point-to-point wiring to all initiating, notification and controlling devices. Complete elementary wiring schematics shall be provided. Drawings indicating wire counts, type and size of wire or cable used and the size and type of all conduit and their locations throughout. The location of all junction boxes shall be shown. A legend and color-coding scheme shall be clearly indicated on the drawing set. Complete battery backup calculations shall be provided in conformance with NFPA 72 for the FACP and all subsystems utilized for notification and fire department communications. The provision of emergency generator power for the building shall not be used to reduce battery size requirements. Complete battery calculations shall also be provided for all subpanels as appropriate including when devices and circuits are added to existing subpanels. Manufacturers' descriptive equipment data sheets on every system component, which clearly identifies the component by, part number, type, etc. This includes data sheets on every module, which is to be incorporated within the FACP or subpanels. Installation data sheets typically packaged with devices shall also be submitted for all components. An installation manual for the FACP and voice evacuation panel and any associated subpanels shall be submitted. Detailed information shall be provided concerning the programming methods and capabilities. Complete information shall be provided which indicates password protection levels and the methods in which individual initiating devices are temporarily taken out of service through programming. The contractor shall provide a step-by-step description of how a device is temporarily impaired through programming modifications. A complete Bill of Materials listing all system components, manufacturer, quantity and part number. Complete details of manufacturers' warranties on both equipment and installation. The manufacturer is required to warrant the entire system for a minimum of one (1) year. The starting point of the warranty period is to be the date of final acceptance testing and sign- off of the system by the Owner and Engineer. Where the fire alarm equipment distributor used by the contractor is not a branch office of a manufacturer, the contractor is required to provide written evidence of installation warranty by the manufacturer. All drawing submittals shall be submitted on the same size sheets. The drawings shall be sequentially numbered throughout the entire set. The submittal package and shop drawings shall be prepared under the direct supervision of a registered professional engineer. The engineer shall be employed by the installing contractor or the fire alarm equipment distributor. At the time of completion of the submittal package, the contractor shall independently perform a quality assurance review of the entire submittal package internally to assure completeness and conformance with the specification and design drawings. Written confirmation of this review, which certifies compliance with the specification and design drawings, is required. All employees involved in 1) development of the submittal package and 2) quality assurance review of the submittal package shall be identified. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 2 of 15

3 SUBMITTAL REVIEW AND APPROVAL Copies of the submittal package shall be distributed as follows: Submit two complete copies of plans to Mobile Fire Department and two copies to USA Fire Marshal, plus one copy for the Architect, and one copy for each additional consultant discipline required to review the submittal. Installation of the system shall commence within a period of 14 days, once written approval to proceed from all approval authorities is received. PROJECT RECORD DESCRIPTIONS The contractor shall provide the Owner with three copies of the following in both electronic file (Microsoft Word/AutoCAD Version 2006) and hard copy format: Record wiring and conduit layout diagrams, which indicate wire type, color-code, size and device interconnection. These drawings shall be drawn to scale and not less than 1/8 in.=1ft. Record elementary (including board level) wiring diagrams of the FACP subpanels, modules, annunciators and circuit interconnections. Record riser diagrams that indicate the arrangement of all initiating, notification and control devices. Record device location drawings with device numbers provided for all initiating, notification and control devices. The location of all junction boxes shall be shown. Original technical literature produced by the manufacturer on all major parts of the system including control panel, subpanels, annunciators, initiating and notification devices, power supplies, switches and auxiliary controls. Complete battery backup calculations for the FACP and all subpanels. The provision of generator power shall not reduce battery capacity. Complete Bill of Materials listing all system components, manufacturer, quantity and part number. Complete documentation of the manufacturer's warranties on both equipment and installation. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DATA The contractor shall provide three complete sets of the following in electronic file (Microsoft Word) and hard copy format: Operation Data: Operating instructions. Maintenance Data: Maintenance and repair procedures. QUALIFICATIONS Only Alabama State certified fire alarm contractors will be given a permit by the Mobile Fire Department to install, modify or repair a fire alarm system or components of a fire alarm system in any USA building. All work performed to comply with this specification shall be carried out by and/or managed by a competent firm regularly engaged in the installation and testing of fire alarm systems for commercial buildings. All subcontractors of the general contractor including the chosen fire alarm equipment distributor shall also be competent firms which are regularly engaged in the design, installation, testing, and servicing of fire alarm systems for commercial buildings. Under the direction and supervision of the permitted fire alarm contractor; a licensed electrical contractor is authorized to apply for a permit from the City of Mobile s Urban Development Electrical Department to install conduit, wire, and fire alarm associated equipment utilizing the approved engineer sealed and signed fire alarm system plans. The licensed electrical contractor is not a fire alarm contractor and is therefore not authorized to design, program, certify, perform panel terminations, inspect or test fire alarm systems in USA buildings. Approval of cut-sheets, shop drawings, calculations and other materials submitted by the contractor shall not relieve the contractor's responsibility for full compliance with the design drawings and specification unless written approval is UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 3 of 15

4 requested by the contractor and obtained from the Engineer for each non complying feature. Finalized agreements for all equipment deviations from the drawings and specification shall be completed prior to award of the installation contract. For those instances where the contractor cannot conform to the drawings and specification, a proposed variance shall be submitted in writing to the USA Project Manager (PM) at least five (5) working days prior to the bidding date. The Project Manager will respond to all proposed variances within two (2) working days of receipt. All questions concerning interpretation of the design drawings and specification shall be submitted to the Project Manager in writing no later than ten (10) working days prior to the bidding date. Requests for interpretations received after this date will not be answered. The PM will respond to all requests for interpretations in writing and will provide a summary of each request and the response to all bidding contractors. The PM will respond to all requests for interpretations within two (2) working days of receipt. The contractor shall utilize the services of a fire alarm equipment distributor who is a factory authorized representative of Notifier, and a full line stocking distributor of the equipment manufacturer and shall maintain a constant inventory of the parts typical of those used in the system installation covered under this specification. The contractor, installation subcontractor, and the fire alarm equipment distributor shall each have a minimum of 7 years of continuous experience in the design and/or installation of fire alarm systems and shall have completed a minimum of 5 projects of similar scope and complexity which were completed using addressable/analog systems. It is intended that these projects incorporated the same equipment, manufacturer and model number, as is being proposed for this project. To verify the qualifications, the contractor, installing subcontractor, and the fire alarm equipment distributor shall submit a brief design narrative, which covers at least five fire alarm systems selected for references. This narrative shall indicate the project location, approximate contract value, system size by device counts, and a functional overview. These narratives shall provide an end-user contact name and telephone number for each referenced system. Where a fire alarm equipment distributor is a branch office of a fire alarm manufacturer, the references shall be chosen from projects in which the branch office completed both the design implementation and the installation. The Owner reserves the right to request documentation from the contractor with respect to any pending litigation against the contractor or any subcontractor. Further, the Owner reserves the right to review an audited financial statement of the contractor or any subcontractor for the most recently completed fiscal year. The Owner reserves the right to disqualify any contractor who does not comply with all requirements of the Contractor Performance Standard of this specification. Manufacturer must have service facilities within a 30-mile radius of the installation location. The Contractor must be certified by the State of Alabama as a fire alarm installer and have NICET Level III Certification. REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS Equipment and materials shall be approved for their designed use and performance. The term "approved" shall mean Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listed. Approval Authorities: Approval authorities shall include the University of South Alabama, (Owner); their authorized representative, (INSERT NAME OF RESPONSIBLE A/E FIRM HERE) (Engineer); the Alabama Building Commission: and the City of Mobile Fire Marshal's Office. WARRANTY AND SERVICE AGREEMENT The contractor shall provide, as part of the installation cost of the system, a warranty and service agreement to cover the installation of the system for a period of one (1) year following final system acceptance testing and sign-off by the Owner following inspections of the AHJ including required (by NFPA) tests and inspections and planned and emergency service during the first warranty year. The warranty and service agreement shall include the following: Labor, parts and equipment for components placed under warranty for one (1) year. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 4 of 15

5 Labor, parts and equipment to accomplish any manufacturer recommended upgrades or component replacements for one (1) year. During the first full year of the warranty period, the fire alarm equipment distributor shall periodically perform complete inspections of the system including recommended tests and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and all applicable NFPA codes and standards. The fire alarm equipment distributor shall participate in one scheduled fire drill exercise during the first year of the warranty period. If fire sprinkler system in present this testing shall include all waterflow switches, valve tamper switches, fire pump supervisory alarms, manual pull stations, detection devices, annunciators, control equipment, notification circuits, and individual notification devices. If smoke detectors are present during the first year of the warranty period the fire alarm equipment distributor shall clean all new smoke detectors, including duct-type detectors, near the end of the warranty period or more frequently if operating experience indicates the need for more frequent cleaning of individual detectors. The fire alarm equipment distributor shall provide a written record of all sensitivity settings of system smoke detectors on a 6- month frequency during the first year of the warranty period. The distributor is responsible for monitoring the drift or cleanliness level of the detectors based on sensitivity measurements and for taking appropriate action to prevent false alarms from occurring. Complete written reports covering each test interval shall be submitted to the Owner within five working days of completion of field-testing. These reports shall comply with the requirements of NFPA 72. Written information concerning contacting of the fire alarm equipment distributor for normal and emergency service on a 24-hour period with appropriate phone numbers and contacts' names. Written guarantee of phone consultation within 30 minutes, a 4-hour maximum response time for emergency service related to alarm conditions and 12-hour response time related to trouble and supervisory conditions. Provision for two (2) major programming changes and ten (10) minor programming changes at the option of the Owner and at different times selected by the Owner during the first year of the warranty period. Major programming changes involve address changes, message changes, function changes or other similar changes to fifteen (15) or more devices. Minor programming changes involve less than fifteen (15) devices. EXTRA MATERIALS Provide all keys and tools that come with the equipment to the University Coordinator of Fire Alarm Tests and Maintenance. Provide three of each type of automatic smoke detector. Provide one of each type of other installed initiating, notification, or controlling devices. Provide six of each type of any special tools required for system use and maintenance. Permanently mount two plan tubes near the fire alarm panel and place a copy of the as built fire alarm system plans in the tube. The second tube if for sprinkler system plans. PRODUCTS Provide a fire alarm system as indicated with all components manufactured by a single manufacturer to the extent possible. Acceptable manufacturer of main fire alarm panel shall be Notifier Fire Alarm Systems FIRE ALARM AND SMOKE DETECTION CONTROL PANEL UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 5 of 15

6 The fire alarm control panel (FACP) shall be approved for supervision of intelligent/analog initiating devices through a microprocessor. The complete assembly shall be Underwriter Laboratories listed under document UL 864. The FACP shall also fully conform to the requirements of NFPA 72 for a local protective signaling system. The FACP shall be fully field programmable using a laptop computer. The panel shall be capable of operating a minimum of one (1) CRT, one (1) printer and one (1) remote liquid crystal display annunciator over standard RS-232- C interfaces as well as one integral strip printer. The FACP shall contain an alphanumeric system status display of at least 32 characters, which can be viewed without opening the FACP front cover. This display shall be field programmable and capable of automatically displaying device address number, device type, status of alarm or trouble and Owner designated message. It shall be possible to step through the current alarm or trouble notifications through the use of a keypad on the control panel. The FACP shall be capable of reading and recording the true sensitivity level of all intelligent/analog smoke detectors on an individual basis. The FACP shall be specifically listed under UL 864 to perform this function from the FACP. It shall not be necessary to perform any degree of testing at the individual detection devices in order to conform with the UL listing. The FACP shall also incorporate a walk-test feature to facilitate testing of the system. The FACP shall be capable of alarm verification on a per device basis. The FACP and all subpanels shall be modular in construction and designed to receive plug-in component boards to accomplish the various system functions to be described in this specification. The FACP shall have alarm and trouble silence switches with a subsequent alarm and trouble-receiving feature. Silencing of audible notification signals shall not effect the operation of visual notification devices or remotely controlled relays. The provision of main power to the FACP shall be the responsibility of the contractor. The contractor shall connect a new and dedicated 120 V AC, 20 amp power circuit as indicated on the drawings to the FACP in full accordance with NFPA 72 and the National Electrical Code as well as all state and county electrical codes and requirements. All AC power connections shall be hardwired on an individual dedicated branch circuit, which serves no other loads. The circuit and connections shall be mechanically protected within approved electrical enclosures, conduits or raceways. The power circuit disconnecting means shall be clearly labeled "Fire Alarm System Power." The disconnecting means shall be located in a locked enclosure, which is accessible only to authorized personnel. Normal backup power to the FACP and associated subpanels shall be provided by 24 V DC rechargeable batteries sized to operate the complete system on standby for 24 hours. Following this 24-hour period, the batteries shall be capable of operating the system under alarm conditions for a period of 2 hours. Fifteen minutes of evacuation alarm operation at maximum connected load shall be considered the equivalent of 2 hours of emergency operation. (NFPA , ). The FACP and associated subpanels shall be equipped with integral battery chargers, which automatically keep the batteries fully charged. Wires, which lead from the backup battery terminals, shall be fully supervised for open and short circuit conditions. The FACP and associated subpanels shall automatically switch to backup battery power in the event that the incoming power level drops to 80 percent of rated voltage. All system functions including detection, supervision, annunciation, alarm retransmission, evacuation signaling and control functions shall function identically on either primary or back-up power. The approximate location of the FACP is shown on the drawings. The exact location and orientation shall be determined through consultation with the approval authorities. Where subpanels are used as part of the system installation, these panels shall be fully monitored by and controllable by the FACP. All reset system functions shall be completed at the FACP only. The FACP, any subpanels, auxiliary devices and all electronic components shall be designed and installed such that no spurious signals or operations occur within the system which is the result of radio/cellular phone transmissions. The system shall not be adversely affected by either a 5-watt hand-held two-way radio or a 1/2 watt- cellular telephone being operated to within 12 in. of any system panel or device. INITIATING DEVICES The approximate location of all initiating devices is shown on the drawings. All existing initiating devices shall not be disturbed unless absolutely necessary to facilitate installation of a new device. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 6 of 15

7 No existing devices are to be disturbed without specific authorization by the University Engineering Design and Construction Project Manager. All new initiating devices shall be addressable or shall be provided with addressable interface devices. All detection devices shall be intelligent/addressable. There shall be no limit to the number of initiating devices or monitor modules, which may be activated, or "in alarm" simultaneously. The FACP for alarm supervisory shall monitor all special extinguishing systems, fire pumps, and other systems, and trouble conditions as appropriate. Supervisory alarms (used for tamper switches and flow switches in the sprinkler system) shall be distinct from trouble indications. Any special appliances such as beam detectors etc. must be approved in advance by AHJ and University. MANUAL PULL STATIONS Manual pull stations shall be provided at all locations indicated on the drawings. Manual pull stations shall be electrically operated and shall not require a pull force of more than 5 lbs. or movement of more than 4 in. to initiate an alarm signal. Each pull station shall be installed at a convenient level for operation but in no case no more than 4 ft. (centerline) above finished floor level. Each pull station shall be a dual action non-break glass type. Each manual pull station shall require a key or special tool for reset. A common key or tool design is required for all stations. This common key or tool shall match existing tool or key currently being used. Fire Alarm Installer shall give any keys and tools that come with the equipment to the University Project Manager. SMOKE DETECTORS Spot type smoke detectors shall be provided at all locations indicated on the drawings. All smoke detectors utilized shall be of the analog/addressable intelligent photoelectric type. Each detector shall be capable of reporting the sensitivity level to the FACP. The sensitivity level shall also be adjustable from the FACP. Detectors must be the plug-in type with a separate base. Each detector shall incorporate an LED to indicate both normal operation (pulsed light) and alarm activation (steady light). The detector/base design should be such that individual detectors may be locked into bases where deemed necessary. DUCT DETECTORS Analog addressable photoelectric type duct detectors shall be provided at all locations shown on the drawings. The positioning of each duct detector shall be carefully chosen to assure access for maintenance and optimum performance of the detector. Differential pressure measurements and airstream velocity shall be taken and recorded by the contractor to assure compliance with the manufacturer's requirements. Each detector shall incorporate sample tubes, which are both selected and installed in full conformance with the manufacturer's requirements. Individual detectors shall be the plug-in type with a twist-lock base. The sensitivity of the individual detectors shall be readily determinable through the FACP. The sensitivity setting of the individual detectors shall also be adjustable through the FACP. The contractor shall be responsible for relocating any duct detectors, which are not considered by the Engineer to be properly located at no cost to the Owner. HEAT DETECTORS Heat detectors shall be installed where shown on the drawings. The thermal type sensor shall be a plug-in unit, which mounts to a twist- lock base. The sensor shall be a combination rate of rise/fixed temperature sensor U.L. Listed/FM approved as a rate compensated heat detector. The sensor shall fit into a base that is common with both photoelectric and thermal sensors and shall be compatible with other addressable detectors, addressable manual stations, and addressable interface modules on the same circuit. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 7 of 15

8 Each sensor shall be capable of operating at a selectable rate of rise operation of 15 or 20 degrees Fahrenheit per minute and shall be self-restorable. Each sensor is capable of fixed temperature or rate of rise operation for appropriate application or environmental condition. SIGNALING APPLIANCES The FACP shall be fully integrated with a voice communication system. The combined FACP/voice communication system shall be of one manufacturer and UL listed (UOJZ) as a combined system. The voice communication system may utilize a distributed amplification approach with subpanels located throughout the facility, however, all subpanels shall be arranged to be monitored by a communications network, which is arranged as a Style 7 circuit. The individual voice communication system, including any subpanels if used, shall be capable of providing both AC powered speaker circuits and DC powered strobe circuits. Each panel shall be provided with fully redundant equipment including main power supply, backup power supply, tone generator, preamplifiers and amplifiers. The redundant amplifier arrangement may be such that a single backup amplifier may be provided for up to three primary amplifiers. Any degradation of equipment within a subpanel shall be annunciated as a trouble condition at the FACP. The panel and all subpanels shall operate identically on primary and back-up power supplies. The system shall be arranged with one channel such that notification may be given in throughout the building automatically. The message shall be produced digitally and shall be capable of being easily customized and revised. The use of tape drives or any other mechanical means to produce a voice message is not acceptable. The voice system shall be capable of producing the following message automatically: May I have your attention...may I have your attention... there is a possible fire or other emergency in the building... please move immediately to the nearest exit. Do not use the elevators." The message shall repeat continuously until silenced at the FACP. In the event of failure of the digital message to be produced, the system shall be capable of automatically providing a continuous alert tone. The voice communication system shall incorporate a microphone, which is capable of overriding any or all circuits, whether activated or inactive, on a selectable basis. The system shall be readily capable of addressing all circuit audible devices through an all-page feature simultaneously. The main voice control panel shall be capable of manual selection of 1) normal voice/tone operation, 2) tone only operation, and 3) manual only operation. The panel shall recognize the off normal selector switch position as a trouble notification. The panel shall also be capable of switching from normal automatic mode to manual mode and then back to normal automatic mode without the need to reset in order to restore any affected zones. The placement of speakers in the immediate vicinity of the main voice control panel shall be carefully chosen by the contractor to assure that manual operation of the voice system through use of the microphone is not adversely impacted. The system shall be capable of producing multiple tones such as high/low, slow whoop, yeow, wail, yelp, beep, stutter and continuous horn and shall be capable of producing a Code 3 temporal pattern or march time pattern. Subpanels, if used, need not be capable of being readily switchable between tones following system installation. The final tone to be utilized for the installation will be selected by the Owner and Engineer after the contractor has been selected. The speakers provided for each audible circuit shall be specifically UL listed for fire alarm/voice evacuation system service. All speakers shall be suitably protected against moisture. The installing contractor is responsible for selecting the power taps of the individual speakers such that the requirements of NFPA 72 have been met with respect to audibility of the devices. A sound level meter hall be used to verify that individual speakers are capable of providing a sound level which is a minimum of 15 dba over normal ambient conditions based on normal operation of the audible circuits. The contractor is responsible for modifying or adding speakers, circuits or voice evacuation subpanels as necessary in order to meet the audibility requirements. The speaker locations shown on the drawings are approximate locations. Strobe circuits shall be coordinated with audible circuits such that activation of an audible circuit results in activation of the companion strobe circuit. The strobe circuits shall be capable of being arranged such that they continue to UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 8 of 15

9 operate in the event that the audible circuits have been silenced and remain operating until the FACP has been reset. Strobe circuits should also be coordinated with the audible circuits such that they are zoned in the same manner as the audible circuits. All stand alone strobes as well as strobe devices of combination electronic horn/strobes shall be rated at a minimum of 75 candela per UL Dual rated 15/75 candela or other dual rated strobe combinations shall not be used. The original equipment manufacturer of these strobes shall be either Gentex or Wheelock. Both the audible circuits and the strobe circuits shall be designed for expandability. The maximum load per circuit shall not exceed 80 percent of circuit capacity. The installing contractor is responsible for assuring that the strobe circuit capacity contemplates the inherent momentary current surge of the strobe devices. Activation of any alarm initiating devices shall cause the following to occur: Audible and visual indicators within the FACP shall activate. An integral alphanumeric display and integral printer within the FACP as well as the remote LCD annunciator shall provide identification of the exact initiating device in alarm by device number as well as type of device and custom location message. The individual information on a per device basis shall be in accordance with Owner developed program criteria and text. The FACP shall automatically initiate through the voice evacuation system an alert tone which is a minimum 10 sec. in length, followed by a digitally produced evacuation textual message. The message shall sound throughout the zone in which the alarm signal initiated. The USA Police Department shall receive an indication of the alarm condition by means of a signal being transmitted through the digital alarm communications transmitter (DACT) within 90 seconds of activation. Sprinkler system waterflow indications shall be distinguishable from all other transmitted alarm conditions. Activation of individual duct detectors shall result in automatic shutdown of the respective air handling units. Individual HVAC units shall be capable of automatically shutting down based on operation of other selected initiating devices based on Owner provided program criteria. In general, duct-type smoke detectors shall not activate building notification devices unless specifically identified to do so by the Engineer. Activation of any supervisory initiating devices shall cause the following to occur: Audible and visual notifications within the FACP and remote LCD annunciator panel shall activate. The integral alphanumeric display within the FACP and remote LCD annunciator shall provide identification of the exact supervisory device activated by device number, type and Owner provided program criteria and text. The USA Police Department shall be notified of the supervisory condition by means of a signal being transmitted through the digital alarm communications transmitter (DACT) within 90 seconds of activation. The occurrence of a supervised malfunction within a supervised circuit subpanel or system device shall cause the following to occur: Audible and visual indicators within the FACP and remote LCD annunciator shall activate. The integral alphanumeric display within the FACP and remote LCD annunciator shall provide identification of the exact equipment; component or circuit trouble according to Owner approved programming text. The USA Police Department shall be notified of the trouble condition by means of a signal being transmitted through the digital alarm communications transmitter within 90 seconds of activation. AUXILIARY DEVICES The fire alarm system shall be capable of controlling remote relays as shown on the drawings. These relays will control such functions as HVAC system shutdown, stair pressurization, fan control, and elevator recall. The individual UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 9 of 15

10 relays should be arranged such that they are controlled from the intelligent loop and remain activated until the FACP has been reset. The individual relays shall be controllable based on programming of any number of initiating devices selected. As an example, the individual HVAC units should be capable of shutting down by either the duct detectors provided on the unit or any smoke detector located in a corridor zone of the building. ANNUNCIATION SYSTEM The annunciation system shall consist of an alphanumeric LCD display and integral strip printer on the FACP; and one remote LCD annunciator panel Protection against mechanical damage shall be provided in the form of a hinged cover consisting of plexiglass in steel frame with keyed lock. The cover lock shall be keyed the same as the "enable" keys with on the LCD panel. The LCD annunciator panel shall be capable of duplicating the information provided on the FACP display. The annunciator shall be capable of stepping through all alarm and trouble conditions present on the system through use of a keypad. Adjacent to the LCD display provide a CAD generated 1/16 inch (or other appropriate scale) scaled floor plans showing the location of all initiating devices. Identify devices using identifications corresponding to the remote LCD annunciator panel. Properly orient drawings with respect to actual mounting location so that device locations and building areas are easily understood. Provide a red "YOU ARE HERE" arrow. Submit these drawings for approval prior to framing and mounting. Also submit information covering the proposed frame for approval prior to installation. DIGITAL ALARM COMMUNICATOR TRANSMITTER The fire alarm system shall be provided with a built in IP DACT and/or DACT capable of transmitting contact ID format fire control communicator. The communicator shall be arranged to separately indicate to the USA Police Department the following conditions within 90 seconds of activation: General system alarm. General system supervisory condition. General system trouble condition. Sprinkler system waterflow. Fire Pump running. Fire Pump Power Failure. Fire Pump Phase Reversal. EXECUTION AND INSTALLATION Work shall be performed only by those licensed for their specific trade in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. For all low voltage electric work, the work shall be supervised and/or performed only by those licensed by the State of Alabama for Low Voltage Class LV-U or LV-A. The installation of the 120 VAC power and control circuits and connections shall be supervised and/or performed only by those licensed by the State of Alabama for Class I or Class III. Quality of Work: All work shall be performed in a high quality, highly skilled and timely manner. Working Hours: Installation work shall be done only during those times which are approved in advance by the Owner but shall normally be during regular working hours which are defined as 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The University Project Manager will determine the specific work hours to be followed based on the project conditions, which may be determined to require alteration based on the degree of completion of the project or other factors. WORKING CONDITIONS Ceiling heights in the facility vary significantly. As such, ladders or scaffolding may be required to facilitate some installation work. The contractor shall be responsible for obtaining and paying the cost of any such equipment. Under no circumstances may such equipment owned by the Owner be used for installation work. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 10 of 15

11 Any work, which will result in the impairment of any existing fire protection system within the facility, shall not be carried out without first obtaining approval from the USA Project Manager, and the University Fire Marshal. Verification: The contractor shall become familiar with all details of the work, verify all dimensions and locations of existing and additional new equipment in the field, and shall advise the Owner and Engineer of any discrepancy before performing the work. Pre-Construction Conference: The Contractor shall attend a pre-construction conference after shop submittals have been approved but before installation work commences. This meeting will be held at a location determined by the University Project Manager. This meeting shall also be attended by the Owner, Engineer and a representative from the fire alarm equipment distributor and installing subcontractor. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS All equipment shall be approved for the purpose for which it is used and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and within approval limitations. In existing buildings, the contractor shall be responsible for the removal of all existing fire alarm system equipment, devices, conduit, wiring, etc. where applicable. The existing system shall be maintained in service during the installation of the new system to the maximum extent possible. Necessary impairments to the existing system shall be kept to an absolute minimum and planned at least 48 hours in advance. All impairments shall be carefully coordinated with the University Project Manager and the University Fire Marshal. The contractor shall close all openings in walls, ceilings and floors after the removal of existing equipment and devices, duplicating the original material and finish. Devices mounted to masonry walls and monolithic ceilings are allowed to be surface mounted. Interconnecting circuits shall be run in exposed conduit (EMT) in unfinished areas in accordance with the National Electric Code (NFPA 70). Series 700 Wiremold or approved equal shall be utilized in finished areas. All Wiremold shall be selected/painted to exactly match background finishes. Devices mounted to gypsum board walls and lay-in tile ceilings shall be flush mounted. Interconnecting circuits shall be concealed within the wall cavity or above the ceiling tile. In general, fire alarm wiring shall be installed in electrical conduit. However, with pre-approval by the University Project Manager, in some cases, where suitable for the conditions and not subject to damage, conductors need not be installed in conduit provided that the cable is utilized which is listed for the application, such as UL listed plenum-rated cable. If allowed, this cable shall be routed and secured in full compliance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). Circuits shall not lay on or otherwise be in contact with the suspended ceiling, wire, cable, lights, HVAC ductwork, or other equipment located above the suspended ceiling. Appropriate cable supports such as bridle rings or lathers channel hangers shall be utilized. In all cases, the circuits shall be supported from the building structure or suitable existing hangers/supports using suitable fasteners Accessibility for maintenance must be considered prior to installing equipment. Any possible access issues should be discussed with University representative. The contractor is responsible for completing all core drills necessary for installation of conduits or circuits. All core drill locations shall be completed in full accordance with the drawings and specifications. Penetrations through fire rated barriers shall be properly sealed with a sealing material approved by the University Project Manager. The selection of cable types and wire with respect to conductor size, shielding requirements and separation between circuits shall be in full compliance with the requirements NFPA 70 and with the manufacturer of the FACP without exception. In the event that performance testing indicates that conductor performance or separation is inadequate, the contractor shall make all necessary corrections without expense to the Owner. The selection of conductors shall fully comply with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), Articles 725 and 760. The stranding restrictions of individual conductors shall be complied with without exception. All wiring shall be approved for fire alarm system application. Samples of all cable and wire to be utilized in the installation shall be submitted to the Engineer and Owner for approval prior to usage. All AC power or AC control wiring shall be run in EMT conduit or flexible metallic conduit in full compliance with the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). In no case shall AC power or AC control wiring be run in the same conduit as any other fire alarm circuits. Within the FACP, all subpanels and within all other interfaces of the fire alarm system, a minimum separation distance of 2 in. between AC power or control wiring and all other circuits shall be maintained. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 11 of 15

12 The exception to this would be at terminal blocks within the panels or at the interface with devices. At these locations, the maximum possible separation shall be attained. To prevent insulation damage the following requirements apply: Any threaded conduit terminating at sheet metal boxes or cabinets shall be provided with insulating bushings. All flexible conduit connectors shall also be equipped with insulated bushings. All cable and wiring shall be color-coded. Different color- codes shall be used for initiating circuits, notification circuits, control circuits and communication circuits. In all circuits where polarity must be observed, two different colors shall be used. Permanent wire markers shall be used to identify the terminations of all conductors within the FACP and all system subpanels. Permanent wire markers shall also be used at all devices, which have numbered terminals. The number of splices shall be held to an absolute minimum. Where splices cannot be avoided and at the termination of all devices which incorporate pigtail connecting wires, either phenolic terminal blocks or pressure type wire connectors shall be utilized. Wire nuts shall not be used. All such splices and terminations shall take place within junction boxes. Where pressure type connectors are utilized, these connectors shall be attached to the wires using the manufacturer's intended tool without exception. In all cases where shielded cable is used, the shielding shall be maintained continuously throughout the circuit and shall terminate within the FACP, subpanels and devices in full compliance with manufacturer's requirements and system listings. All wires shall be checked for grounds, opens, shorts and correct resistance, capacitance and other parameters prior to termination of the circuits at the FACP or subpanels and prior to the installation of devices. The minimum resistance to ground or between any two conductors shall be 10 megohms, verified with a voltage generating megger tester. Testing of all circuits for resistance, capacitance and insulation integrity shall be fully documented on a per circuit basis. The contractor shall give a minimum of one day's notice to the Engineer in advance of all testing so that these tests may be witnessed at the discretion of the Engineer. All junction boxes which are not recessed shall be painted red, both internally and externally. Junction box covers shall also be painted red on both sides. All junction boxes for which the circuit use is not readily discernable shall be permanently labeled. All junction boxes, which contain devices or modules, shall be labeled permanently and clearly. Detection devices shall not be installed within 3 ft. of any supply air register or within 1 ft. of any other ceiling mounted device. Detectors shall be mounted in accordance with NFPA 72 and manufacturer's requirements, and equipment listings. All detectors, which are to be installed below suspended ceilings, shall be centered within the tile. Tee bars shall be utilized to support junction boxes of all suspended ceiling mounted devices without exception. The minimum horizontal separation distance between a detection device and the closest edge of any structural steel or concrete structural member shall be 1 ft. All devices which are mounted to monolithic ceilings or to walls shall include plaster rings, bases, back boxes or other similar components which are intended for use by the manufacturer for the application. Permanent, clear identification of all addressable devices and the indication of the use of all modules is required. These identification labels shall be permanently mounted adjacent to the device or on the junction box cover as appropriate. Where fire alarm system relays interface with equipment being controlled, these connections shall be accomplished only under direct supervision of knowledgeable representatives responsible for the installation, testing or maintenance of the particular equipment being controlled. The Owner will provide information as necessary for compliance with this requirement. The contractor is to complete all interface wiring without expense to the Owner. All remotely located relays controlling equipment shall be positioned within 3 ft. of the device being controlled without exception. Audible notification devices, strobes and manual pull stations in high moisture areas or any other high humidity environment as well as any exterior mounted devices shall be of a moisture-proof design. Audible notification devices, strobes and manual pull stations in areas where they are subject to mechanical damage should be protected by a suitable wire mesh cover securely mounted over the devices. Refer to the drawings to identify those devices in need of protection. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 12 of 15

13 All strobes and combination electronic horn strobes shall be mounted such that the bottom of the device is mounted 80 inches above the finished floor or 6 inches below the ceiling, whichever is lower. Two completely separate telephone cables shall be installed between the digital alarm communicator transmitter and the main telephone cabling/terminations boards for the building. The contractor shall ensure that the two separate telephone line connections are fully functional between the fire alarm control panel and the USA Police Department receiving equipment before the Owner accepts the system. FIELD QUALITY CONTROL The installing contractor shall provide a qualified project superintendent for the overall management and supervision of the work. The project superintendent shall assure that adequate supervision is provided during all periods of installation of the fire alarm system. The project superintendent and all job site supervisors shall have a minimum of five years of continuous experience in the installation of fire alarm systems of similar scope and complexity. Upon completion of the installation, the installing contractor shall test all alarm initiating devices, supervisory devices, control devices and notification devices for proper response and effectiveness and for clear address reporting at the FACP and annunciators indicating the type of device and exact location. Operation of all annunciating devices including the FACP, printer and remote LCD panel shall be verified. Testing shall include thorough sound level measurements of audible notification devices. These tests shall be fully documented. All testing up to the point of conducting the final acceptance tests shall be recorded using a temporary printer. The permanent printer of the system shall not be installed prior to the final acceptance tests. All smoke detectors shall be suitably protected by the fire alarm contractor against contamination up to the time of the final acceptance tests. An itemized test report in accordance with NFPA 72 shall be submitted to the Engineer and Commissioning Authority. This report shall provide complete details of the testing completed for all devices as well as circuit testing parameters. Data shall be submitted indicating the sensitivity level of all system smoke detectors. Following completion of a 100 percent system functional test, the contractor shall perform a thorough acceptance test of the system at the direction of and to the satisfaction of the Owner, Engineer, University Fire Marshal, and Commissioning Authority. The acceptance test shall include, at minimum, demonstration of 10% of initiating devices and verification of associated device address reporting to the FACP, and a full demonstration of interlock and integration to other systems. This test shall not be carried out until at least 15 days after completion of all contractor's testing, modification and repairs following the original contractor's functional test and submittal of the functional testing documentation to the Engineer. The 15 day interval is also intended to be a system "burn-in" period. Any false activations of the system which occur within the burn-in period which are determined to be the result of a system fault shall result in the restart of the 15 day period. In the event that the acceptance test of the system results in the need for system repair or modification, the contractor shall demonstrate the operability of the system to the full satisfaction of the Owner, Engineer, University fire Marshal, and Commissioning Authority following the completion of repairs or modification. In the event that the County requires a separate demonstration of the operability of the system for acceptance purposes, the Contractor shall carry out these additional tests without expense to the Owner. The contractor shall conduct an independent quality assurance review of all developed "record" drawings to assure accuracy and completeness of these drawings. TRAINING OF USA EMPLOYEES An employee of the installing contractor or the fire alarm equipment distributor who has NICET Level III certification shall provide instruction to key employees of the University on the operation and maintenance of the complete system. The contractor shall contemplate a minimum of three training sessions of one to two hours in length. These training sessions may need to be conducted after normal working hours in order to accommodate all working shifts. At least one of these training sessions shall be carried out for key personnel prior to the system being initially placed on-line for the beginning of the burn-in period. Three bound copies, which summarize the training instruction, shall be submitted to the Owner for future reference. UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 13 of 15

14 BID DOCUMENTATION Finalized agreements for all equipment deviations from the drawings and specification shall be completed prior to award of the installation contract. For those instances where the contractor cannot conform to the drawings and specification, a proposed variance shall be submitted in writing to the Engineer at least ten (10) working days prior to the bidding date. The Engineer will respond to all proposed variances within two (2) working days of receipt All questions concerning interpretation of the design drawings and specification shall be submitted to the Engineer in writing no later than ten (10) working days prior to the bidding date. Requests for interpretations received after this date will not be answered. The Engineer will respond to all requests for interpretations in writing and will provide a summary of each request and the response to all bidding contractors. The Engineer will respond to all requests for interpretations within two (2) working days of receipt. To verify the qualifications, the contractor, installing subcontractor, and the fire alarm equipment distributor shall submit a brief narrative which covers at least five similar sized fire alarm systems installed within the last 3 years. This narrative shall indicate the project location, approximate contract value, system size by device counts, and a functional overview. These narratives shall provide an end-user contact name and telephone number for each referenced system. Where a fire alarm equipment distributor is a branch office of a fire alarm manufacturer, the references shall be chosen from projects in which the branch office completed both the design implementation and the installation. BID DOCUMENTS Bid documentation shall be arranged in a package, which contains sufficient information to allow the Owner and Engineer to fully evaluate compliance with all aspects of specifications and design drawings. The information shall include, but is not limited to, the following: Manufacturer's original equipment data sheets for each system component and devices proposed for use. A Bill of Materials covering each component and device proposed for use including the manufacturer, quantity and part number. Letter of Certification from the equipment manufacturer certifying the qualifications of the fire alarm equipment distributor to design, install, test and service the fire alarm system proposed for installation. This letter shall also indicate that the fire alarm equipment distributor is a factory authorized distributor of the fire alarm system manufacturer when not a branch office of a manufacturer. A signed letter from an officer of the manufacturing company certifying that the equipment distributor maintains an adequate spare parts inventory to properly service the fire alarm system proposed in a timely manner. A written outline detailing the proposed method of training Owner's employees on system operation and maintenance is required. A copy of the equipment manufacturer's complete warranty, which covers workmanship, periodic service, and emergency service which has been signed by an officer of the company. Pricing information according to the following schedule: System Cost Itemization Equipment and materials Labor including engineering, installation, project management Annual cost for extended warranty and servicing of the Year 1 Included (Exclude labor per Item 4 below). System in accordance with Section 1.10 guaranteed Year 2 Through the first 5 full years after the system is Year 3 UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 14 of 15

15 Commissioned and placed in service: Year 4 Year 5 Cost on a per-device basis including all device components, installation, testing, programming and warranty of the following: System smoke detector with base System duct detector with all related components and base System heat detector with base Electronic horn Speaker Electronic horn/strobe Speaker/strobe System interface module System programmable relay CRT Printer LCD remote annunciator Typical costs for circuits with and without conduit on a linear foot basis Costs for holding training sessions on a per session basis System manual pull station For development of all of the above component prices, the contractor shall indicate a firm percentage increase in cost for provision of this equipment beginning the second year following system turnover. Similarly, a percentage increase shall be given for equipment purchased anytime during the third year following system turnover. All base costs indicated by the contractor shall be maintained throughout the first year following system turnover. Additions to the contract amount due to changes in the scope of work will be based upon 100% of the stated unit prices. Deductions to the contract amount due to changes in the scope of work will be based upon 100% of the stated unit prices. END OF SECTION UPDATED - JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 15 of 15

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