This paper examines if there are ways for building design to be improved to account for fire protection system malfunctions.

This study examines various types of fire alarm systems, primarily in commercial buildings, and the role that system malfunctions can generate false alarms. The primary focus of this research is to examine an actual case study of a newly constructed facility in 2012 with unique operational requirements. The new facility was designed and constructed to current United States fire and life safety codes, however after operation began, issues were uncovered that resulted in multiple and constant false alarms.



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