Good day, I am just beginning to learn about egress in detail. For example say I have a (150 by 40 foot building, a basic warehouse) with exit doors on each end. Once a distance of "X" is exceeded you need to add sprinklers. If I add extra doors along the long walls "here and there", since now exits are much closer, can I eliminate a sprinklered system? It seems more cost effective, and no sprinkler maintenance/repair work to constantly be done over time? Thanks for any input you have. Matthew
Thanks, good advice from you all !!! I was just trying to get a "handle" of the concept use or not use, for "basic" UBC type rules. As mentioned, I am just jumping into the game and have no experience yet on Fire sprinkler systems, so I am gathering info so I can create a Pros and Cons checklist of "all things to consider". As I start to learn what's what.
All info above is great! Thank you !!! The idea of of cost savings/consequences from choosing (yes or No) in construction costs, maintenance upkeep costs, ongoing inspection testing over time costs, etc."
- I did not think about insurance costs, or if they come into play?
- It's more of a gated industrial complex area (all our property), 1/2 of our buildings are sprinklered 1/2 are not.
- The concept I was using to see what the financial construction differences would be, was for a basic empty building This concept was just a building to park cars and trucks in to keep them safe and out of the weather. I figured as mentioned above 150 by 40 (Arbitrary choice) was big enough to see cost differences. I think travel distances greatly come into play? so instead of doors just on the ends as I have seen, I am playing with the Idea to see what happens if I add 3 or four doors along each long side of the building. Changing the exit distance from center at 75 feet to about 30 feet? I don't know yet if this even makes a difference... still learning. Again, thanks for your advice! Matthew