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Jacksonville Beach

VERTEX worked with a residential condominium in Jacksonville Beach, Florida to develop an optimal and cost-effective fire protection and life safety design to meet current code requirements. The condominium was an unsprinklered high-rise condominium, and as of 2024, the State of Florida requires all high-rise condominium buildings to be fully sprinklered. VERTEX provided a fire protection and life safety design referred to as Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) for the condominium that could be used in lieu of fire sprinkler system, which would have been costly and disruptive to residents.

VERTEX worked closely with building management, the homeowners association, as well as the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), to design and implement the FSES. One (1) life safety system modification that resulted from the FSES was the replacement of the existing 20+ year old fire alarm system with a new fire alarm system that meets current code. VERTEX designed the new fire alarm system, which included fire alarm engineering drawings, fire alarm shop drawings, and assumption of engineer of record. Additional services included preparation of a request for proposal and bid assistance to ensure the best value system was procured, as well as aided building management with periodic inspections of the install, and worked with the AHJ for final approval of the system. The end result was a code-compliant building that was upgraded using an optimized, safe, yet cost-effective solution utilizing thoughtful design and close coordination with all project stakeholders.

To learn more about VERTEX’s Fire Protection and Engineering Design services or to speak with an Engineering Expert, call 888.298.5162 or submit an inquiry.

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