MS in Fire Protection Engineering
College of Engineering
Fred Mowrer and Chris Pascual
A Fire and Life Safety Analysis of the Bonderson Engineering Projects Center (BEPC) located on the Cal Poly campus is performed. Prescriptive and Performance Based approaches are used to evaluate the BEPC for compliance with the current fire and building code requirements. The fire protection systems and features of the BEPC analyzed include the following: Egress Systems, Fire Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, and Structural Fire Protection Systems. Prescriptive analyses are performed to determine if the as-built design meets the requirements of the code. Performance-Based analyses are performed to provide insight to the prescriptive design utilized in the BEPC. Recommendations are provided for improvements to the fire and life safety of the BEPC.