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Fire and Life Safety Plan Review Submittal Guidelines

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Specifications hold a different purpose for fire and life safety than other contractual issues. For fire and life safety code enforcement they play a limited role. The governing principle behind this philosophy is that if the issue is important for fire and life safety, it should be shown on the drawings itself. This is especially true for fire alarm drawings and sprinkler drawings. Once the project is constructed, the plans will normally be found within the records, however, specifications seem to disappear from the owner's possession. Because these are life safety systems, it is imperative that a complete and accurate record of the construction and the life safety systems be maintained and be available. Consideration should be given to providing a record set on computer disk, especially for large projects.

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