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Poole Fire Protection provided the design for the Wet Pipe Sprinkler System and the Fire Alarm/Mass Notification System for the 164,443 square foot Multi-Aircraft Hangar facility. This new facility will perform programmed depot maintenance for a variety of aircraft. The hangar includes open and private offices, administration areas, break room, latrine/shower areas, open bay work area, technical order library, and building utility rooms.

This design included fire resistive construction, flame-spread and smoke-development, means of egress, special hazard protection, automatic sprinkler and fire suppression systems, water supplies for fire protection, fire alarm and detections systems, and connection to a class A monitoring service. The mandatory design criteria were those contained UFC 3-600-01 Design: Fire Protection Engineering of Facilities and ETL 02-15 Fire Protection Engineering Criteria, New Aircraft Facilities.

The scope of work performed included developing the fire protection system design documents, reviewing shop drawings, calculations and material submittals, performing periodic site visits, developing testing procedures and testing plan, witnessing fire protection system acceptance testing, submitting test reports and reviewing as-built drawings. Fire modeling services were also performed for the sprinkler system.

This contract was worth $43 million for the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group Multi-Aircraft Hangar at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Jack Poole, PE, FSFPE, is a registered Professional Engineer in Fire Protection, licensed in over 50 states and territories. Principal of Poole Fire Protection, he is involved in the day-to-day activities of code consulting, life safety analyses, design of engineering alternatives, fire protection system design, and construction management services.

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