Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Fire Alarm Upgrade
Star prepared drawings and specs for the Fire Alarm System Replacement, Project Number BWC-140001, at the Ohio Bureau of Workersí Compensation (BWC) William Green Building at 30 West Spring Street in Columbus, Ohio. The building is about 25 years old, has sprinklers throughout, 33 above grade stories and two basement levels with just over 981,500 gross square feet.
The original proprietary Honeywell Fire Alarm System will be replaced with a non-proprietary system; an associated original Building Management System (BMS) will be eliminated. Door controls will also be upgraded and power supplies will be replaced. The interface with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Destination Dispatch will be maintained. Additional interfaces will be provided with Honeywell Pro-Watch Security Management for record keeping; and Johnson Controls (JCI) Metasys BMS for Smoke Control Panel fan status and to facilitate floor pressurization. Fire Alarm Panels will be located in the Mezzanine Command Center (along with a Graphics Display) and on five additional levels. Code changes now require a Smoke Control Panel and vertical wiring must be in a two-hour rated enclosure; more strobe lights were required and they had to be synchronized.