Smoke Control Systems

Special 3rd Party Inspections – Smoke Control Systems

Among other specialized 3rd party services, TERPconsulting performs special inspections of smoke
control systems that are required in the design of new high-rise buildings, malls, underground buildings,
stages, platforms, technical production areas, and atriums in accordance with CBC / IBC Sections 909
and 1705. During the normal course of construction and prior to occupancy, special inspections are
required to be performed by a deputy smoke control inspector certified by the Superintendent of
Building for the city of Los Angeles.
After the smoke control system’s design is complete and functional, one of TERPconsulting’s registered
deputy inspectors will witness required duct leakage testing and once the system is ready, witness the
system testing to confirm the equipment and system operation meets the requirements of the code and
the approved Rational Analysis report. The third-party reports TERPconsulting’s deputy smoke control
inspector generates from these special inspections are provided to the client as well as the authority
having jurisdiction (AHJ) which are necessary to receive a Certificate of Occupancy.

Rational Analysis – Smoke Control Systems

TERPconsulting specializes in developing the Rational Analysis of smoke control systems required for the
design of new high-rise buildings, malls, underground buildings, stages, platforms, technical production
areas, and atriums in accordance with CBC / IBC Section 909. One of TERPconsulting’s licensed
professional engineers will perform a Rational Analysis to establish the basis of design and installation,
including the type of smoke control system to be used, methods of operation, and testing.
TERPconsulting’s smoke control inspectors will ensure the Rational Analysis considers stack effect,
temperature effect of fire, wind effect, HVAC systems’ effect, climate effect, and how the systems are to
be commissioned.

3rd Party Inspections – Clean Agent and Special Extinguishing Systems

Clean agent and special extinguishing systems are associated with protecting unique hazards or spaces
where contents are sensitive or reactive to water including specialized storage, data or technology
centers, electrical or power stations, rare book collections, or museums.
TERPconsulting’s fire protection experts are experienced in performing 3 rd party special inspections and
witness room integrity tests to ensure gaseous agent fire suppression systems are installed per the
building’s design and meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 2001 –
Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems.
Following final acceptance testing with the client or authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), TERPconsulting’s
licensed fire protection engineers will prepare a report documenting the testing results and system
performance which will include a brief narrative of overall system performance, in accordance with
NFPA 2001.

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