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“We recently switched our fire protection service to Summit Fire Protection and could not be happier with the service. The monthly/yearly inspections are done in a timely and efficient manner. Any concerns or issues are sesponded to promptly with full resolution. It is great to work with a company that knows how to service their customers.”
Brian R Stepaniak Bell Lumber & Pole Company
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Sanford Medical Center
After the final system test was completed April 2017, Summit Companies installation of fire sprinkler and kitchen hood systems at the new Sanford Fargo Medical Center was officially completed. Summit Companies Fargo has been awarded the annual, semi-annual and quarterly inspections for the new medical center. Inspections include 1 fire pump, 8 standpipes, 65 wet systems, 6 pre-action, 1 VESDA, 5 dry systems, and 4 [...]Read more about this project
Liaise With Authority Having Jurisdiction
- Serve as communication lead between project team and Authority Having Jurisdiction for both general and scope-specific aspects of the project.
- Coordinate meetings, testing, etc., with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Communicate goals and expectations of project team to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Provide documentation in the form of Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, etc. Documentation can either be utilized during meetings and discussions with the Authority Having Jurisdiction, or simply as a means of documenting project direction and past agreements amongst project stakeholders.
Level of Involvement
Can vary, depending on project. Typically, Summit Fire Consulting serves as a liaison with code officials, at least to some extent, regardless of the type of project or level of involvement of Summit Fire Consulting. Summit Fire Consulting can be involved during Schematic Design and Design Development only; or, we can be involved during the entire project: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration to maintain continuity as a “face” for the design team and/or construction team with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
As a consultant contracted directly to the Minnesota Twins for Special Inspector services of the smoke control systems provided at Target Field, Summit Fire Consulting also acted as a general liaison between the project team the Authority Having Jurisdiction for other fire life safety topics involved with the project – outside the original scope of smoke control. As a general life safety coordinator during construction, Summit Fire Consulting attended weekly meetings with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (including both fire code officials and building code officials) that served as a forum for the Authority Having Jurisdiction to voice questions and concerns that arose as the construction of the $500+ million-project progressed. Summit Fire Consulting offered assistance in both researching and resolving such questions and concerns and communicating directly with the Authority Having Jurisdiction on behalf of the project team. Such topics included fire alarm monitoring, Fire Department response, Fire Department access to the stadium, stairwell pressurization requirements, fire sprinkler zoning, equivalent fire ratings of unique construction assemblies, etc. Further, Summit Fire Consulting assisted in generally coordinating project timelines involving inspections of fire life safety systems prior to Certificate of Occupancy, as the building neared completion.