We specialize in NFPA 101 compliant and permit-ready sets of drawings for Access Controls/Electrified Locking hardware that can include video, intrusion and intercom. Security integrators love our drawings because of our 99.9% approval rate and ease of interpretation by installation crews.
Permit-ready Shop Drawings
A permit set is a set of shop drawings customized to comply with minimum standards of local ordinances and adopted codes of a local AHJ2 in order to obtain an installation permit. Permit sets may require a signature and stamp by a Professional Engineer or a NICET certified technician in addition to the installer's license. Permit sets are submitted to the AHJ who reviews the drawings and has the authority to approve or reject. In most locations, permit sets are required for fire alarm and when electrified locking hardware is being installed.
Our cover sheets include key client and project information, sheet index, code ordinances, general and specific notes pertaining to that project. Color coded and industry proven symbols for both plan reviewers and technicians
For Fire Alarm drawings, a Sequence of Operations in compliance with NFPA 72 is provided. A matrix that shows the exact relationship between inputs and outputs is prepared with the most stringent fire marshal in mind.
Floor plans are hand-crafted and AIA compliant. Devices identified and show wiring layout depending on the type of system. Symbols are simple and easy to identify and to proportional scale. Technicians love our floor plans!
One-line diagrams with device capacity and detailed circuit layout are provided. Riser diagrams are customized to meet the strictest local AHJ requirements, and to facilitate the submittal approval process as well as the installation.
Per NFPA 72, battery and voltage drop calculations must be included in all fire alarm submittals. Our matrix includes the logical process to prove that the system is capable to perform under standby and alarm conditions.
P.E. or NICET Sign/Seal
Fire Alarm submittals may require design by a registered engineer of record, by a state licensed contractor or by a NICET certified technician. Our team of professional engineers is registered in 44 states and our NICET IV technicians are available for AHJs that require so.