14 DEC 1989
Commanding Officer, Northern Division, Naval Facilities
FIRE PROTECTION DESIGN ANALYSIS
(a) DODINST 6055.6
(b) NAVFACINST 11320.17C
(1) Fire Protection Design Guidelines
(2) Fire Protection Design Checklist
1. Purpose: To establish the requirement for preparation of an independent
fire protection design analysis as an integral portion of the Basis of Design
for each construction project.
2. Background: MIL-HDBK 1008A, Fire Protection for Facilities Engineering,
Design and Construction, requires that all concept and final design analyses
and drawings address all provisions relating to fire protection. References
(a) and (b) require the NORTHNAVFACENGCOM Facilities Protection Engineering
Section (Code 4042) to review all construction projects for conformance with
current fire protection criteria during the design phase. Designers'
approaches to fire protection engineering have been fragmented, (i.e.,
sprinklers in the mechanical analysis, fire alarms in the electrical analysis,
and fire partitions in the architectural section). Providing a comprehensive
fire protection engineering design analysis will establish a systematic
approach to fire protection design, will facilitate fire protection review and
reduce review time.
3. Design Guidance: Enclosure (1) contains guidance from the "Authority
Having Jurisdiction" on various items that are commonly overlooked or
misunderstood by designers. Enclosure (2) is a checklist to aid designers in
considering the fire protection features or systems which may be required for
each project. This list is as comprehensive as possible; however, it is
general in nature and therefore may not include all requirements for every
project. The checklist will serve to make designers aware of most major fire
protection points to consider. References to MIL-HDBK-1008A apply to all
designs. For Air Force projects, also use Air Force Manual 88-15.
A separate fire protection design analysis shall be provided for
all projects. The analysis shall include a summary of criteria requirements,
assumptions made, and design solutions. Do not simply copy criteria
requirements verbatim. The reviewer must be able to understand from the
analysis the design process linking criteria requirements with final design.
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