Christopher Culp is the director of fire and life safety and a principal for Henderson Engineers. He helps manage Henderson’s 63-person fire and life safety team and has more than 23 years of experience at the firm in the design of fire protection systems and building code compliance. Culp has served as a principal for the fire and life safety group since 2007.
Many plumbing and fire protection professionals are familiar with the basic fire pump design standards and requirements stated in NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection.
No matter the building status, ITM is absolutely essential to ensure sprinkler systems are healthy and functional at all times. However, when buildings are vacant and a pandemic restricts travel, creative ideas must be considered.
The commissioning and integrated testing of a building’s fire protection and life safety systems benefit the building owner and its occupants by validating the intended system design, installation, performance and operation.