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Consulting and Design

consulting designFACS, employs Texas licensed Fire Alarm Planning Superintendents which are also NICET Level IV and III certified. With their extensive amount of experience in the fire alarm industry, they can assist you, the customer in system designs in accordance with the local fire code requirements for any type of facility. Our staff has designed life safety systems for high rise hotel and office buildings, office complexes, medical office buildings, K-12 and higher education campuses, and mass notification systems in federal government facilities. Our designers are continually attending manufacturers training classes, fire alarm association seminars and code update seminars to stay abreast on the latest technology and code issues.

FACS, in cooperation with its Regional Managers can provide Lunch and Learns to provide building owners, facility engineers, engineer and architectural firms, and general and electrical contractors, information on new products, trends in the industry and code changes. This service will allow the clients or customers to have their projects completed on time and on budget.

When it comes to campus monitoring, whether it be corporate, K-12 or higher education, FACS can assist with a system that can provide as much or as little information that the user may need. This will allow for real time decisions when minutes matter. Our design professionals stand ready to assist you in designing or specifying a system that will meet your current and growing needs.

FACS uses several automated design programs to aid in the initial design all of the way through the final construction documents if retained to perform this service. AutoCAD® and AlarmCAD® are used for its life safety system designs. These programs assist with circuit calculations, device addressing, and battery calculations. FACS currently uses EASE Evac to aid in the design and layout of voice evacuation and mass notification systems. This program allows the designer to model sound pressure levels (SPL) and CIS/STI intelligibility levels in a given acoustically distinguishable space.