All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
 
All Industrial Services Inc. of New Jersey| 190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746
quote@rbaker.com| 732-222-3553|            
190 Boundary Rd, Marlboro, NJ 07746 732-222-3553
asset recovery, rigging team with sling and interior demolition

Fire Protection Requirements in Demolition

Fire Protection - Fire Alarms, in Building Demolition

Demolition in existing buildings and structures that are attached to or near other structures requires coordination with the client, insurance company, or local jurisdiction to review building safety and fire protection requirements during and after demolition. 

There are two main approaches to fire protection during demolition. The more common requirement is use of heat detectors to monitor a demolition area for heat and fire, which requires modification of the existing fire alarm system. Heat detectors, either fixed temperature or rate-of-rise, must be installed in specified places, followed by testing of the system to verify that it is operational. Smoke detectors and duct detectors must be removed to avoid creating false alarms due to dust. Care must also be taken to ensure that communication lines are not disrupted. The temporary fire alarm system must be closely monitored and maintained as demolition activities can affect the system and result in a trouble, supervisory or open-circuit signal that must be addressed immediately. 

In some instances, a client, insurance company, or jurisdiction may require the existing wet fire sprinkler system remain operational until demolition has been completed. This can require installation of heat collectors around sprinkler heads to capture heat once the ceiling is removed. Extreme care must be taken when removing ductwork, piping, lines, ceilings, electrical conduit, fan coil units, etc., so as not to activate a sprinkler head by accident.

About R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services

R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services, a  Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB)  in business since 1935, is a premier specialized contractor operating in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, with over one hundred employees and an exemplary safety record (we have been directly involved in four sites that received VPP OSHA Safety Awards). R. Baker & Son is financially strong, with bonding capabilities over $10 million. Capabilities include industrial and commercial demolition, rigging, machinery- and plant-moving, dismantling, decommissioning, plant and equipment relocation, interior demolition, selective demolition, warehousing, wrecking and razing, millwright, plant reconfigurations, heavy rigging, salvage, environmental services, remediation, decontamination, abatement, and investment and asset recovery.

R. Baker & Son - All Industrial Services
190 Boundary Road
Marlboro, NJ 07746
732-222-3553
http://rbaker.com/

Full News Archive

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Recent News

Abandoned Industrial Building Demolition
Reuse & Value Engineering

R. Baker & Son has nearly 85 years of experience helping customers save money on projects. One approach is to reuse existing building equipment, materials, furnishings, and architectural...
450 ton energy-efficient centrifugal chillers
Rigging and Assembly on HVAC Upgrade Project

Last winter, R. Baker & Son took part in several HVAC energy upgrade projects on four air handling units ranging from 30,000 to 50,000 CFM at a Northern New Jersey hospital, as well as the...
Rigging Contractor, Crane, NY,NJ, R. Baker & Son
Fundamentals of Rigging

When it comes to crane rigging, there are a number of fundamental procedures that must be followed. R. Baker & Son is one of the nation’s top rigging contractors, with extensive knowledge...
CPR and First Aid Training Class @ R.Baker & Son
Why CPR and First Aid Training is Critical in Construction

There is no question that having employees who are trained in CPR and first aid has many benefits, first and foremost the fact that it saves lives. But CPR and first aid training can be particularly...
University Hospital NY - Renovation Project
Hospital Renovation Project

A large university hospital in New York had several buildings on campus. The central building, a 75,000 sq. ft. four-story structure with a mechanical penthouse was the first to be erected in 1944,...
Demolition Contractor: Earning & Keeping Our Reputation
Demolition Contractor: Earning and Keeping Our Great Reputation

A demolition contractor’s reputation is everything, and what can take decades to build can be lost very quickly if great care is not taken. Customers have specific overall expectations, most...
Rigging Setting the Final Pieces of Process Equipment
Rigging Setting the Final Pieces of Process Equipment

A large, ongoing pharmaceutical project was facing a dilemma. With most work progressing smoothly and on-schedule, equipment for one very important process area would not be arriving onsite until the...
Demolition Project Goes Underground
Demolition Project Goes Underground

A 175,000 square-foot OTC R&D and production building, constructed in the early 1960s, was undergoing complete interior demolition to be repurposed as a pilot facility. The demolition schedule...