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March 31st, 2014

University of Central Florida Streamlines Life Safety for New Dorms

Combo fire/CO detectors and voice evac system earn praise from University of Central Florida campus police, administration and students.

To better accommodate the massive student population, UCF opened three new dormitories last fall to house 665 beds, as well as a fourth building for administration and maintenance. According to UCF Senior Maintenance Superintendent Richard Berwanger, the university stays on top of life safety standards and best practices--and he shared with Campus Safety some of the challenges, priorities and results of outfitting these new dorms.

Featured By Campus Safety Magazine

February 25th, 2014

Student Housing Features the Newest Fire Systems Standardization and best practices at the University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is the second-largest university in the United States, providing opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. In all, there are 52 buildings of on-campus student housing at UCF, more than 1.7 million square feet. Three new dormitories opened just this fall, part of the second phase of UCF's Academic Village building project (AV-II). The new buildings, Neptune 156, 157 and 158, were completed within three weeks of each other, constructed on a tight schedule spanning nearly 18 months to be ready in time for the start of the 2013 fall semester.

The newly constructed dormitories house a total of 665 beds, and a fourth new building is used for administration and maintenance. Each building has its own standalone fire alarm system, monitored by the UCF campus police department. Each building is protected by its own E3 Series fire alarm and voice evacuation system from Gamewell-FCI. For added protection beyond smoke and fire, UCF equipped all dormitory sleeping rooms with detectors designed to sense both fire and carbon monoxide (CO). HVAC control is also integrated into the solution by automatically shutting down a building's air handling equipment to stop the spread of smoke while activating strobes and voice announcements in the event of a fire.

Featured By Gamewell

May 16, 2011

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November 19, 2010

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