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Committee on NFPA 3

MEMORANDUM
TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT:
NFPA Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems Jeanne Moreau April 29, 2010

NFPA 3 A11 ROP Letter Ballot

The ROP letter ballot for NFPA 3 is attached. The ballot is for formally voting on whether or not you concur with the committees actions on the proposals. Reasons must accompany all negative and abstention ballots. Please do not vote negatively because of editorial errors. However, please bring such errors to my attention for action. Please complete and return your ballot as soon as possible but no later than Thursday, May 13, 2010. As noted on the ballot form, please submit the ballot to Jeanne Moreau, e-mail to jmoreaucorreia@nfpa.org or fax to 617-984-7110. The return of ballots is required by the Regulations Governing Committee Projects. Attachment: Proposals

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-1 Log #CP20

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, The committee proposes a new document NFPA 3 2011 Edition, as shown at the end of this report.

While integrated system testing is enforceable, the commissioning of fire protection systems in the regulatory process is difficult to enforce as it is deemed to be a contractual process; therefore, the committee has decided to move NFPA 3 forward as a recommended practice instead of a standard. In addition, it is common practice for the first edition of an NFPA document to be released as a recommended practice. A summary of the proposed changes made by the committee is found below, broken up by Chapter.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-2 Log #94 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Throughout the document, revise text as follows: Fire protection and life safety commissioning team. The document should clearly state that all references to commissioning team are meant to be for the fire protection and life safety commissioning team, not the total building commissioning team. By inserting the phrase "fire protection and life safety" prior to all references to "commissioning team" the intent of the document is clear.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-3 Log #126 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Establish a consistent format for the use of acronyms throughout the standard. When using acronyms, the full phrase shall appear on the same page prior to using said acronyms. This will better serve the users within the fire protection and life safety field as they become accustomed to the new standard. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group on comments by John Hulett. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Not consistent with NFPA Manual of Style.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Throughout the document, revise text as follows: Replace "fire commissioning agent" with "FCxA". Replace "registered design professional" with ''RDP''. Statement of Problem and Substantiation for Proposal: The document intermixes the use of "fire commissioning agent" and "FCxA", The acronym FCxA is clearly defined in Chapter 3 and therefore should be used in lieu of FCxA throughout the document. The document intermixes the use of "registered design professional" and "RDP". The acronym RDP is clearly defined in Chapter 3 and therefore should be used in lieu of RDP throughout the document.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-5 Log #105 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David J. Burkhart, Code Consultants, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: NFPA 3 Recommended Practice Standard for Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems. The proposed standard should be published as a Recommended Practice and not an enforceable standard. The proposed standard is subjective in nature, and includes vague language which is unenforceable. Furthermore, the proposed standard does not provide clear and concise commissioning guidelines or direction. Publishing this document as an enforceable standard may incur significant additional cost to the Owner and introduce difficulty with budget estimation. However, the book, written by David R. Hague already provides the necessary criteria for commissioning. The responsibility to provide commissioning and Integrated testing should be enforced through the existing building codes and NFPA standards. The proposed NFPA 3 and handbook should be utilized as reference guides and recommended practice. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-1 (Log #CP20).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise the title of the document as follows: NFPA 3 - Standard Guide for Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems - 2011 Edition. This document has been created with the intent of being adopted into the family of GUIDES being developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). This document is intended to be adopted as Guideline 10 (NIBS 10-20xx) in this family of documents and as such should be a guide as are all of the others being created. Additionally, calling this document a standard would require AHJs to enforce these requirements on each and every project in their jurisdiction. Many municipalities have adopted the body of the NFPA codes and standards as law and, as such, there is no room or latitude given to determine the buildings to which this standard would apply. This Committee has repeatedly stated that this standard will not and should not apply to all facilities constructed. However, there has been no mechanism created in this process for that to bear true when applying this as a standard. The Committee should recognize the Total Building Commissioning Process for what it is and allow this to be moved forward as a Guide. This will enhance the ability of the Owner and the Cx Team in creating a plan tailored to the facility before them. This will also ensure that this document fits into the NIBS set of guidelines as originally intended. This proposal was created by the National Fire Sprinkler Associations Engineering and Standards Committee. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-1 (Log #CP20). The committee reviewed the pros and cons of making the document a standard, guide or recommended practice. The committee determined that the first edition of the document should be a recommended practice.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-7 Log #CP21 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Revise Chapter 1 to read as follows: Chapter 1 Administration

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1.1 Scope. This recommended practice provides the recommended procedures, methods, and documentation for commissioning and integrated testing of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems and their interconnections with other building systems. 1.2* Purpose. The purpose of this recommended practice is to describe the commissioning process and integrated testing that will ensure fire protection and life safety systems perform in conformity with the design intent. 1.3* Application. 1.3.1* This recommended practice applies to passive and active fire protection and life safety equipment and systems including, but not limited to, the following: (1)* Infrastructure supporting the building fire protection and life safety systems within the boundaries of the project (2) Fixed fire suppression and control systems (3) Fire alarm systems (4) Emergency communications systems (ECS) (5) Smoke control and management systems (6)* Normal, emergency and standby power systems (7) Explosion prevention and control systems (8)* Fire-resistant and smoke-resistant assemblies (9) Commercial cooking operations (10) Elevator systems (11)* Means of egress systems and components (12) Other systems or installations integrated or connected to a fire or life safety system, such as, but not limited to, access control, critical processes, and hazardous operations 1.3.2* Commissioning should achieve the following: (1) Documentation of the owners project requirements (OPR) and the basis of design (BOD) provided (2) Equipment and systems installed as required (3) Integrated testing for all integrated fire and life safety systems performed and documented (4) Delivery of operation and maintenance (O&M) documentation (5)* Training of facility operating and maintenance staff (6) Identification and documentation of the requirements for maintaining system performance to meet the original design intent during the occupancy phase 1.3.3 Integrated testing should verify and document the following: (1) Performance in accordance with applicable codes and standards (2) Compliance with BOD and OPR (3)* Sequence of operation (4) Installation in accordance with manufacturers published instructions (5) Accuracy of diagrams of system interconnections and device locations prior to final acceptance . 1.3.4 The recommendations for the commissioning of fire protection and life safety systems and equipment in this document should apply when required by the project specifications. 1.3.5* The recommendations for the integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems and equipment in this document should apply when required by applicable codes or standards or the project specifications. Changes were made to Chapter 1 to reflect the direction of the document as a recommended practice. The purpose was changed to a more clear and broad statement. The equivalency section is not needed because this is a recommended practice and therefore not enforceable. Likewise, the units section is not needed because there are no measurements, calculations, etc. that require units in the recommended practice.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Jon Ackley, Dalmatian Fire, Inc. Add new text to read as follows: 1.1.2 This standard is provided as an optional reference for use on large projects*. *Large projects could be defined as over 500,000 sq ft. Stating that the standard is optional and is to be used on larger projects more clearly states the intent. It is probable that this standard will be referenced in many specifications and codes and could be used on every project regardless of size. The burden in time and money on smaller projects will be an excessive percentage of the project. This document is intended to apply to some small projects. The size of the building has nothing to do with the complexity of the integrated fire protection and life safety systems. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-9 Log #156 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise as follows: Where required by the building owner, this standard shall apply to fire protection and life safety systems including It is the building owner that determines when their building is being commissioned in accordance with the NIBS Total Building Commissioning process. This standard should allow the owner to determine when these requirements are to be used for their property. This change would bring this document closer to the NIBS Commissioning concept. This proposal was created by the National Fire Sprinkler Associations Engineering and Standards Committee. The document is considered a recommended practice and is therefore not required to be used

by anyone.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-10 Log #106 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David J. Burkhart, Code Consultants, Inc. Delete text to read as follows: 1.3.1 -(11-) Fire Extinguishers C.2.4 f) Manual suppression systems, such as fire extinguishers types. D.2 NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2007 edition. Delete all references to NFPA 10. The standard has no applicable references to NFPA 10 as portable fire extinguishers are not a system. The NFPA 10 committee has not reviewed this document. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-11 Log #109 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows:

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(11) Manual fire extinguishers extinguishment equipment and systems Fire extinguishers as worded does not match other systems and does not clearly indicate what is to be commissioned-confusing as it would lead reader to believe each fire extinguisher needs to be commissioned. The committee did not view fire extinguishers as a system. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-12 Log #110 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Where required, this standard shall apply to passive and active fire protection and life safety equipment and systems including, but not limited to, the following: ... (13) Other passive and active fire and life safety systems and equipment Subitem 13 can be consolidated in 1.3.1 wording to better state intent. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-13 Log #182 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Add new text to read as follows: Add new text: (15) Firestop systems. In keeping with the specific reference to "systems" detailed in this list, the reference to "passive" systems should be more specific just as the "active" systems have been. Firestop is the system that encompasses passive protection and should be referenced as such. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 1.3.1(6) as follows: (6)* Normal and emergency power and lighting systems A.1.3.1(6) Examples of emergency power would include power to smoke control systems, stair pressurization systems, smokeproof enclosure ventilation systems, electric driven fire pumps, fire service access elevators, fire suppression system controllers, etc. Emergency lighting is covered in 1.3.1(12), based upon text in A.1.3.1(12).. A list of examples indicating where fire protection systems require emergency power is helpful annex information. Feel free to add to this list. Changed wording reflects correct usage of the terminology standby power vs. emergency power. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1(6) _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-15 Log #108 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: (8) Fire doors, windows, barriers, walls and other fire and smoke resistant control assemblies Word does not capture full intent as written Smoke resistant assembly was not clear Language modified to make the item list more generic and broad to include more passive systems. Clarification of these systems was added to the annex.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-16 Log #181 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Revise text to read as follows: Insert text for #8: (8) Fire doors, windows, walls, floors, ceilings, roof decks and other fire and smoke resistant assemblies. It is very common for these components to be overlooked when evaluating and inspecting passive protection. This will leave no doubt what is intended to be included when applying this standard. See Committee Action on 3-15 (Log #108).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-17 Log #107 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: (9) Protection systems associated with commercial cooking equipment operations Cooking equipment operations does not clearly state what system is to be commissioned.

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There is more than just the fire extinguishing systems required when protecting cooking equipment per NFPA 96. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-18 Log #70 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning shall achieve all of the following: Creation Documentation of Owners Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD) is provided. Installation of E equipment and systems are installed as required. Performance and documentation of F functional performance testing for integrated fire and life safety systems. Delivery of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) documentation is compiled and delivered. Training of F facility operating and maintenance staff. Requirements Verify that the documentation is in place for maintaining system performance to meet the original design intent after initial during the occupancy phase. Manual of Style, Section 3.3.1.2, does not permit requirements in numbered lists when the introductory text contains a requirement. Having is or are is the same as shall; so changed the list to be items that are achieved by commissioning. Documentation is more clearly understood than creation, and added the wording "Approved" and added language to item (6) to clarify the intent. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-19 Log #111 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning shall achieve the following: (1) Documentation of Documented compliance with provided Owners Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD) is provided documents. Intent of current wording is not clear. Intent is not only to insure OPR and DOD are documented but that they are properly provided and complied with in each project. See Committee Action on 3-18 (Log #70).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.2(1).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning shall achieve the following: (4) Accurate Operation and Maintenance (O&M) documentation is acceptably compiled and delivered to building owners at project completion. Clarifies intent of 1.3.2.4-where it is delivered to and when. Revised wording also clarifies intent is not that poor information is hastily compiled. See Committee Action on 3-18 (Log #70).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.2(4). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-21 Log #113 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning shall achieve the following: (6) Verify that the documentation is in place for maintaining system performance to meet the original design intent after initial occupancy. Verification system documentation is developed and delivered to support periodic testing and maintenance after initial installation acceptance. Clarifies true intent of 1.3.2.6 and uses defined term-periodic testing (see ROP for Periodic Testing) See Committee Action on 3-18 (Log #70).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 1.3.2 (6). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-22 Log #69 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows:

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This proposal does not intend to add text or to delete text from draft document. This is a re-organization of A.1.6; moving requirements from the annex to the body of the document and aligning the annex text with the sections of the body text. The equivalency section of the document has been deleted as the document is no longer a

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1.6* New Technology. New technology acceptable to the AHJ, proposed for installation, with for which there is no published product instruction or installation standard, shall function as intended throughout its life cycle in accordance with the Owners Project Requirements, Basis of Design, or and requirements of the AHJ. 1.6.1* Design Documentation. Designs using new technology shall be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction for review and approval. 1.6.1.1* Submittals shall include documentation, in an approved format, of each performance objective and applicable scenario, together with any calculations, modeling, or other technical substantiation used to establish the fire protection and life safety performance of the design. 1.6.1.2* Tests submitted in support of an application shall be performed by an agency approved by the authority having jurisdiction. 1.6.1.3 The authority having jurisdiction shall be permitted to require the submission of additional information and data necessary to assist in the determination of equivalency. 1.6.1.4* The AHJ shall be authorized to engage such expert opinion as deemed necessary to evaluate the new technology at no expense to the jurisdiction. 1.6.2 Acceptance Requirements. Upon completion of the installation, functional and interoperability testing shall be conducted demonstrating performance consistent with the OPR and the BOD in a method acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. 1.6.3* Maintenance Documentation. Final documentation shall contain required inspection, maintenance, and testing methods and intervals. A.1.6 This section provides guidance for new technologies or alternate materials, devices, methods or arrangements that are not covered by other sections of this document standard. The purpose of this section is to ensure new technology proposed for installation with no or limited performance history will function as intended throughout its life cycle in accordance with the owners project requirements. New technology designs submitted to the authority having jurisdiction for review and approval should include documentation, in an approved format, of each performance objective and applicable scenario, together with any calculations, modeling, or other technical substantiation used in establishing the proposed designs fire protection and life safety performance. A.1.6.1 Design Documentation. The burden of proof of equivalency lies with the applicant who proposes the use of alternative materials or methods. The authority having jurisdiction should determine whether identified performance objectives of the proposed new technology are appropriate and have met the intent of the performance objectives of this Standard, the OPR, BOD, and applicable codes and ordinances of the jurisdiction. The type of information required includes test data in accordance with referenced standards, evidence of compliance with the referenced standard specifications and design calculations. A.1.6.1.1 Supporting data and tests, where necessary to assist in the approval of materials or assemblies not specifically provided for in this Standard, should consist of valid research reports from approved sources. A research report issued by an authoritative agency is particularly useful in providing the authority having jurisdiction with the technical basis for evaluation and approval of new and innovative materials and methods of construction. Any tests submitted in support of an application must have been performed by an agency approved by the building official Sufficient technical data, test

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reports and documentation should be provided for the AHJ to make a decision as to the appropriateness of an alternative material or method. Reports providing evidence of this equivalency should be required to be supplied by an approved source, meaning a source that the AHJ confirms is considered to be reliable and accurate. A.1.6.1.2 Approval should be based on evidence that the agency has the technical expertise, test equipment and quality assurance to properly conduct and report the necessary testing. To provide the basis on which the AHJ can make a decision regarding an alternative material or method, sufficient technical data, test reports and documentation must be provided for evaluation. In the absence of recognized and accepted test methods, the AHJ should can approve the tests methods required. in this section. Methods of testing should be preapproved by the authority having jurisdiction. The burden of proof of equivalency lies with the applicant who proposes the use of alternative materials or methods. The authority having jurisdiction should be permitted to require the submission of any additional information and data to assist in the determination of equivalency consistent with this section. The authority having jurisdiction should determine whether identified performance objectives of the proposed new technology are appropriate and have met the intent of the performance objectives of this Standard, the OPR, BOD, and applicable codes and ordinances of the jurisdiction. Reports providing evidence of this equivalency should be required to be supplied by an approved source, meaning a source that the AHJ confirms is considered to be reliable and accurate. The AHJ should make the final determination as to whether the provisions of the OPR and BOD have been met. A.1.6.1.4 The AHJ should be authorized to can require design submittals for new technologies to bear a third party review and approval when the complexity of the design exceeds the capabilities of the AHJ to determine whether the appropriateness of the proposed design, operation, process, or interoperability. has met the Code requirements. The type of information required includes test data in accordance with referenced standards, evidence of compliance with the referenced standard specifications and design calculations. A research report issued by an authoritative agency is particularly useful in providing the building official with the technical basis for evaluation and approval of new and innovative materials and methods of construction. Acceptance Requirements. Upon completion of the installation, functional and interoperability testing should be conducted demonstrating performance consistent with the OPR and the BOD in a method acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. Acceptable methods of testing should be preapproved by the authority having jurisdiction prior to testing. A.1.6.3 Maintenance Documentation. The applicant should provide system design and operational documentation The applicant should provide a detailed document containing inspection, maintenance, t Testing methods and intervals to assist in the continued operation and interoperability of system components and associated equipment. Several of the sentences in the annex were requirements either by using the word must, which is equivalent to shall, or by the intent of the material. These sentences were moved to the body of the document. Some edits were made to provide clarity through sentence structure or to remove redundancy within a sentence. An example of the later is

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section 1.6.1 where the acceptance of the AHJ was required at the start of the sentence and at the end.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 2.1 to read as follows: The documents or portions thereof of documents designated in this standard as being extracted from documents or publications listed in this chapter are referenced within this code and shall be considered part of the requirements of this document. Where it is intended that a document or publication in its entirety is to be considered a part of the requirements of this standard, such shall be specifically designated in this chapter. It is somewhat unclear as to what the status is of the documents or publications listed in 2.2. I feel that the wording of 2.1 needs to be clear about the source of extracted material and the status of publications or documents listed in this chapter. I would assume that it is not the intent of 2.1 and 2.2 to make NFPA 1031 and NFPA 5000 in their entirety a part of NFPA 3. Current language conforms to NFPA Manual of Style.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-24 Log #CP22 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Revise Chapter 3 to read as follows: Chapter 3 Definitions

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3.1 General. The definitions contained in this chapter should apply to the terms used in this recommended practice. Where terms are not defined in this chapter or within another chapter, they should be defined using their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context in which they are used. Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, should be the source for the ordinarily accepted meaning. 3.2 NFPA Official Definitions. 3.2.1* Approved. Acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. 3.2.2* Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). An organization, office, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment, materials, an installation, or a procedure. 3.2.3* Listed. Equipment, materials, or services included in a list published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation of products or services, that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials or periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that either the equipment, material, or service meets appropriate designated standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose. 3.2.4* Recommended Practice. A document that is similar in content and structure to a code or standard but that contains only non-mandatory provision using the word should to indicate recommendations in the body of the text. 3.2.5 Should. Indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not required. 3.3 General Definitions. 3.3.1* Basis of Design (BOD). A document that shows the concepts and decisions used to meet the owners project requirements and applicable standards, laws, and regulations. 3.3.2* Building. Any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy. [101, 2009] 3.3.3 Commissioning. 3.3.3.1* Commissioning (Cx). A systematic process that provides documented confirmation that specific and interconnected fire and life safety systems function according to the intended design criteria set forth in the project documents and satisfy the owners operational needs, including compliance requirements of any applicable laws, regulations, codes and standards requiring fire and life safety systems. 3.3.3.2* Commissioning Authority (CxA). The qualified person, company, or agency that plans, coordinates, and oversees the entire commissioning process. 3.3.3.3* Commissioning Plan. The document prepared for each project that identifies the processes and procedures necessary for a successful commissioning process. 3.3.3.4 Commissioning Record. The complete set of commissioning documentation for the project that is turned over to the owner at the end of the construction phase. 3.3.3.5 Fire Commissioning Agent. (FCxA). A person or entity identified by the owner, who leads, plans, schedules, documents, coordinates the fire protection and life safety commissioning team, and implements the commissioning process and integrated testing of fire and life safety systems. 3.3.3.6* Re-commissioning (Re-Cx). The process of verifying the performance of existing fire protection and life safety systems that have been previously commissioned to ensure that the systems continue to operate according to the design intent or current operating needs. 3.3.3.7* Retro-commissioning (RCx). The process of commissioning existing fire protection and life safety systems that were not commissioned when originally installed. 3.3.3.8 Total Building Commissioning Process. A systematic process, beginning at project inception and extending through the expected life of the building, that provides documented confirmation that all building systems function according to the intended design criteria set forth in the project documents and satisfy the owners operational needs, including compliance requirements of any applicable laws, regulations, codes and standards requiring fire and life safety systems. 3.3.4 Component. A part or element of an architectural, electrical, mechanical, or structural system. [5000, 2009] 3.3.5 Construction Document. The plans, specifications, and other documents that describe the construction project. 3.3.6 Drawings. Printed on 4/29/2010 11

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3.3.6.1 Coordination Drawing. Reproducible drawings showing work with horizontal and vertical dimensions to avoid interference with structural framing, ceilings, partitions, equipment, lights, mechanical, electrical, conveying systems, and other services. 3.3.6.2 Record (Plan) Drawing. A design, working drawing, or as-built drawing that is submitted as the final record of documentation for the project. A drawing is also referred to as a plan. 3.3.6.3 Shop Drawing. Scaled working drawings, equipment cutsheets, and design calculation. [1031, 2009] 3.3.6.4 Working (Plan) Drawing. Those approved plans and drawings that are used for construction of the project. 3.3.7 Inspection. A visual examination of a system or portion thereof to verify that it appears to be in operating condition and is free of physical damage. [820, 2008] 3.3.8 Installation Contractor. A company that provides labor and materials to install systems and equipment. 3.3.9 Integrated Testing Agent (ITA). A person or entity identified by the owner, who, plans, schedules, documents, coordinates, and implements the integrated testing of the fire protection and life safety systems and their associated sub-systems. 3.3.10 Issues Log. A formal and ongoing record of failures, deficiencies, or concerns, as well as associated priorities, implications, and resolutions. 3.3.11* Narrative. A written summary description of the building(s) or structure(s), including exterior property boundaries and all applicable fire protection and life safety systems and related integrated operational features. 3.3.12 Operation and Maintenance Manual. A system-focused composite document that includes the operation and maintenance requirements and additional information of use to the owner during the occupancy and operations phase. 3.3.13 Owners Project Requirements (OPR). The documentation that provides the owners vision for the planned facility, integrated requirements, expectations for how it will be used and operated, and benchmarks and criteria for performance. 3.3.14 Phase. 3.3.14.1 Construction Phase. The phase during which the systems and materials are fabricated and installed, tested, and accepted. 3.3.14.2 Design Phase. The phase during which the basis of design is produced, and drawings and calculations, including those for design and fabrication, are produced, and testing procedures are developed. 3.3.14.3 Occupancy Phase. The phase during which the training and periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance is scheduled and performed. 3.3.14.4 Planning Phase. The phase during which the fire protection and life safety commissioning team is formed and initial project concepts and the owners project requirements are developed. 3.3.15 Registered Design Professional (RDP). In commissioning, an individual who is registered or licensed to practice their respective design profession as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed, or other professional with qualifications or credentials acceptable to the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. 3.3.16* Sequence of Operation. A matrix, narrative, or table of system inputs and outputs that can be used to illustrate the interactions of interconnected fire protection systems. 3.3.17 Stakeholder. Any individual, group, or organization that might affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by the risk. 3.3.18 System. 3.3.18.1* Active Fire Protection System. A system that uses moving mechanical or electrical parts to achieve a fire protection goal. 3.3.18.3 Fire Protection System. Systems, devices, and equipment used to detect a fire and its by-products, actuate an alarm, or suppress or control a fire and its byproducts, or any combination thereof. [1031, 2009] 3.3.18.4* Life Safety System. Those systems that enhance or facilitate evacuation, smoke control, compartmentalization, and/or isolation. [1031, 2009] 3.3.18.5* Passive Fire Protection System. Any portion of a building or structure that provides protection from fire or smoke without any type of system activation or movement. 3.3.19 System Connection. 3.3.19.1 * Integrated System. A combination of systems that are required to operate together as a whole to achieve the fire protection and life safety objectives. 3.3.19.2 * Interconnected System. An integrated system that has component systems or devices connected to achieve fire protection and life safety objectives. 3.3.19.2.1* Switch Connection. A subset of interconnected systems in which one system monitors a switch or relay in another system for either normal or not-normal condition. 3.3.19.2.2* Data Sharing System. A subset of interconnected systems in which data streams are transferred between two or more control units. Printed on 4/29/2010 12

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3.3.19.3* Interconnection. The physical connections between interconnected systems. 3.3.20 Systems Manual. A compilation of all operational and maintenance manuals, and description of the integrated fire protection and life safety systems. 3.3.21 Testing. 3.3.21.1 Acceptance Testing. Tests performed at the completion of installation to confirm compliance with applicable manufacturers' installation specifications, applicable codes and standards, and the project BOD and OPR. 3.3.21.2 Integrated Testing. An assessment of fire protection and life safety systems function and operation using direct observation or other monitoring methods to verify the correct interaction and coordination of multiple systems in conformance with the fire protection and life safety objectives. 3.3.21.3* Pre-Functional Testing. Tests performed prior to acceptance testing to confirm compliance with manufacturers specifications, applicable codes and standards, and the project BODs and OPRs. 3.3.21.4 * Preliminary Testing. Testing that is done according to a checklist (generally developed by the FCxA) that verifies that new equipment and all its components are functioning as intended. New definitions were added to Chapter 3 to account for new terms added to the recommended practice. Additionally, existing definitions are modified to also account for changes made during the meeting.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-25 Log #201 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Add new text to read as follows: Insert a definition from 4.3.2.1.1 to a new location 3.3.2 to read as follows: The basis of design shall be the documentation describing the initial design making process and description of systems. See 4.3.2. The basic definition in Chapter 3 would be helpful to the user. See Committee Action on 3-26 (Log #125).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-7 (Log #CP21) Section 3.3.1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-26 Log #125 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Create new definition for Basis of Design and renumber accordingly 3.3.1* Basis of Design (BOD). A document that shows the concepts and decisions used to meet the Owners Project Requirements and applicable standards, laws and regulations in accordance with Chapter 4.3.2. And move section 4.3.2.1.7 to the annex of this definition, as follows: The purpose of the basis of design is to assist the commissioning authority and the authority having jurisdiction in the plan review, inspection and final acceptance process. The Committee has defined the requirements of what is to be in the BOD, but does not define the phrase. Removes the reference to Chapter 4 from the definition in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. Reference change clarifies the use of the basis of design.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22). Section 3.3.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: Any structureThat which is built or constructed and used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy. Inserted the definition of structure into the definition of building so that it did not appear circular; since a building is a structure and a structure can be a building. The definition included in Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) is the preferred definition from the NFPA Glossary of Terms. Changing the secondary definition to the preferred definition complies with the Glossary of Terms Project. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-28 Log #190 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 3.3.2.4 to read as follows: The complete set of commissioning documentation for the project which is turned over to the Owner, and as may be required to the AHJ, at the end of the construction phase. The proposed text should make it clear that the AHJ(s) may require a copy of the Commissioning Record. As an example, this record may be needed before the AHJ will issue a certificate of occupancy. At any time, the AHJ can request a copy of the commissioning record. Definitions cannot

contain requirements.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-29 Log #192 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 3.3.2.4 to reads as follows, A person or entity identified by the owner, and acceptable as qualified by the AHJ(s), who plans, schedules, documents, coordinates the commissioning team, and implements the commissioning process and integrated testing of fire and life safety systems. The standard needs to stress the importance of determining the minimum qualifications that the person and or entity must meet well prior to the actual selection. The proposed wording is an example. If not accepted, the TC is urged to consider and propose language to deal with the concern. Qualifications are found in Chapter 4. Definitions cannot contain requirements.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: . The document prepared for each project that describes all aspects of theidentifies the processes and procedures necessary for a successful commissioning processincluding schedules, responsibilities, documentation requirements and communication structures. The Commissioning Plan shall identify the processes and procedures necessary for a successful Commissioning. The Commissioning Plan establishes the framework for how commissioning will be handled and managed on a given project. This includes a discussion of the commissioning process, OPR, schedule, budget, team and team member responsibilities, communication structures and a general description of the systems to be commissioned. Section 4.2.4.1 is deleted because it does not contain a requirement and is a restatement of the definition of commissioning plan in section 3.3.2.3. The lists in the definition and the annex are deleted because they are not exhaustive and are covered in section 4.2.4.3. The annex to section 4.2.4.1 is moved to be the annex of the definition in section 3.3.2.3.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-31 Log #73 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: . The plans, specifications, and all other documents that describe the design of a construction project for which a permit has been issued by the authority having jurisdiction. The issuance or non-issuance of a permit does not have any bearing on the construction documents that are prepared by the RDP. Other documents means everything else and includes all other documents. Thus all is redundant. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.5 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-32 Log #194 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 3.3.4 to read as follows: The approved plans, specifications, and all other documents that describe the design of a construction project for which a permit has been issued by the authority having jurisdiction. The proposal is offered as a means of ensuring that the approved plans, etc. are being used throughout the process. It is not uncommon for plans that were not approved to be on job sites and the approved plans to be off site in the architects or contractors office. Approved drawings are defined as working drawings within this document.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-33 Log #74

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: . Assessment of fire protection or life safety systems function and operation using direct observation or other monitoring methods to determine conformance with Owners Project Requirements and the Basis of Design. Tests that evaluate the dynamic function and operation of equipment and systems using direct observation or other monitoring methods. Functional testing is the assessment of the systems ability to perform within the parameters set up within the OPR and BOD. Functional performance tests are performed after construction checklists are complete. Combined two separate definitions from the first and second sentences of the draft. Deleted the last sentence because when testing occurs is covered in Construction Inspections, Section 4.4.2, Completion Testing, Section 4.4.3, and periodic testing is covered in the Occupancy phase requirements of Section 4.5. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.21.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-34 Log #1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: A visual examination of a system or portion thereof to verify that if appears to be in operating condition and is free of physical damage. [NFPA 820: 2008] Identifies the definition as being extracted from NFPA 820. Consistent with the NFPA Glossary of Terms. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.7. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-35 Log #193 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 3.3.8 to read as follows: A visual examination, including the witnessing of tests, of a system, or as may be appropriate, a portion thereof to verify that it appears to be in a state of operational readiness operating condition and is free of visible physical damage. I am of the opinion that the witnessing of tests of a system, or as appropriate a portion thereof, during the inspection portion of the commissioning process would be an essential element in determining the operational readiness of the system. Adds requirements to a definition, and it is not the preferred definition. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: A system(s)-focused composite documentation of integrated or interconnected equipment that includes the operation and maintenance requirements, and additional information of use to the Owner during the Occupancy and Operations Phase. The Operation and Maintenance Manual is a subset of the Systems Manual. This proposal adds wording to clarify the intent of the O&M Manual and bring it in line with the intent of the document.

Operational and maintenance manuals also deal with individual systems not just interconnected and integrated systems. The definition of Systems Manual addresses the inclusion of all sub set manuals. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-37 Log #39 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Sections 3.3.13 A system(s)-focused composite documention of integrated or interconnected equipment that includes the operation and maintenance requirements, and additional information of use to the Owner during the Occupancy and Operations. The Operation and Maintenance Manual is a subset of the Systems Manual. This proposal adds wording to clarify the intent of the O&M Manual and bring it in line with the intent of the document. Operational and maintenance manuals also deal with individual systems not just interconnected

and integrated systems.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-38 Log #195 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Add an * to 3.3.14 to indicate an annex note A.3.3.14, to read as follows: Prior to adoption and publication, the OPR needs to be reviewed to ensure that it is compatible or consistent with at least the minimum requirements of applicable laws, rules, regulations, practices, and policies of the AHJ(s). It seems appropriate to include an annex note to stress that the OPR needs to be realistic in how it relates to mandated codes, standards, etc.. This may be covered in other portions of the standard, however, reminders cant hurt. A review of laws, rules and standards of an AHJ are outside of the scope of the Planning

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Pascal Pfeiffer, AXA Insurance Company Add new text as follows: In commissioning, an individual who is registered or licensed to practice his respective design profession as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed, or other professional with qualifications or credentials acceptable to the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. The definition for the RDP should be specific but not restrictive in order to be applicable to other jurisdictions outside of the USA and Canada where applicable rules might be different. It should provide an adequate level of professionalism for the individuals in the required fields of expertise. Added the word "her" to accept that the individual may be a woman. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.15. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-40 Log #40 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Sections 3.3.17 . In commissioning, an individual who is registered or licensed professional engineer, architect or other professional with credentials acceptable to the jurisdiction where the project to practice his respective design profession as defined by the statutory requirements of the professional registration laws of the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed, or other professional with credentials acceptable to the jurisdiction in which the project is to be constructed. This proposal brings the definition of the RDP in line with the NFPA Glossary of Terms. The Committee voted that the current definition is appropriate for commissioning. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-41 Log #41 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Sections 3.3.19 A combination or group of fire protection and life safety fire protection and life safety fire protection and life safety systems either interconnected or separate but required to operate together as a whole to achieve the fire protection and life safety objectives This proposal deletes fire protection and life safety as integrated systems can be systems which are not life safety (i.e. elevator) and adds life safety which is consistent with the intent of the document

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: An array, narrative or table of system inputs and outputs that can be used to illustrate the interactions of inter-connected fire protection systems. This proposal expands on the possible arrangements of the sequence of operation.

Removed the word array to clarify the intent of the definition and added the word matrix to the definition. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.16. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-43 Log #38 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Delete Sections 3.3.6 and 3.3.10 . Systems, devices, and equipment used to detect a fire and its by-products, actuate an alarm, or suppress or control a fire and its by-products, or any combination thereof. [ 3.3.20.1] . Those systems that enhance or facilitate evacuation, smoke control, compartmentalization, and/or isolation. [ 3.3.20.3] .

. Systems, devices, and equipment used to detect a fire and its by-products, actuate an alarm, or suppress or control a fire and its byproducts, or any combination thereof. [ 3.3.20.1] . Those systems that enhance or facilitate evacuation, smoke control, compartmentalization, and/or isolation. [ 3.3.20.3] This proposal adds a new Section 3.3.17 to cover all of the System definitions and moves 3.3.6 and 3.3.17 to it.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: An integrated system that has physically connectedcomponent systems or devices connected electrically or by radio. Interconnectedions systems could consist of electrical binary normal/not-normal connections or data transfer protocols. Example of data transfers are such as BACnet, and LonWorks, or other data exchange protocols. The physical connections between interconnected systems.A subset of interconnected systems in which one system monitors a switch or relay in another system for either normal or not-normal condition. Interconnected systems are connected so that a binary output from one system causes a binary input in another system or systems. For purposes of this definition a relay is an electrically controlled switch. An example of a monitored switch is a waterflow switch which is either open or closed (binary normal/not-normal output) which when connected to the input of a fire alarm system can cause multiple outputs in the fire alarm system including sounding the waterflow bell and notification appliances, starting smoke control systems, etc. An example of a relay as a switch connection is for elevator control when a fire alarm relay controls when the firefighters recall occurs through the elevator control monitoring the status of the fire alarm relay. A subset of interconnected systems in which data streams are transferred between two or more control units. Combined systems are connected so that data from one component system is shared with other component systems, which then make independent decisions to achieve a desired result. The communication can be one-way or two-way, serial or parallel. A combined data sharing system may have components that are switch interconnectionsed too. An integrated system in which component systems communicate between multiple data processing units. Interconnected systems shall comply with this Chapter and Chapter 5. Interconnections of systems including but not limited to those referenced in Annex B shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 5 and Chapter 6. Information about interconnections in other NFPA documents can be found in Annex B. Switch connections to fire alarm systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72. Control circuits requiring electrical power to perform the function shall be monitored for presence of operating

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Loss of power to a monitored control circuit shall cause a visual and audible signal to be indicated to at least one of the following: (1) A constantly attended location at the premises. (2) A monitoring station as described in NFPA 731, Chapter 9. (3) A supervising station as described in NFPA 72. Control circuits that perform the function upon loss of power shall be considered self-monitoring for integrity and satisfy the requirement of Sections 6.2.2.1 and 6.2.2.2. Fire doors or shutters that are unlocked by a relay connection shall remain latched. The communication path used for data transfer shall be monitored for integrity including but not limited to: (1) Physical connections. (2) Gateways. (3) Intelligibility of the data stream. Loss of communication path integrity shall cause a visual and audible signal to be indicated to at least one of the following: (1) A constantly attended location at the premises. (2) A monitoring station as described in NFPA 731, Chapter 9. (3) A supervising station as described in NFPA 72. During the design phase, the commissioning team shall document the following: (1) Where data sharing systems occur in the project. Printed on 4/29/2010 20

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(2) Compatibility of data sharing systems. (3) Where gateways or interfaces are required between data sharing systems. (4) The responsible parties for each portion of the interconnection. (5) Degrade mode for each data sharing system upon loss of communication. During the construction phase, the commissioning team shall document the following: (1) Completion of acceptance testing for each component system. (2) Verification of data transfer between component systems. (3) Test of visual and audible signal upon loss of communication. (4) Test of degrade mode for each component system. (5) Integrated test of data sharing system functions. Chapter 6 has evolved through the committee actions in preparing the draft. Chapter 6 was originally mostly extracts from other documents that were moved to Annex B. However all of it was not extracts and this proposal moves those items back to Chapter 6. The definition also was corrupted in editing. The proposal attempts to correct that and to better clarify the different kinds of interconnections. The requirements for data sharing systems was added to give a basis for the design and testing of these systems. Accepted in part since the committee wanted to split the Chapter 6 changes into a separate proposal. Changes in the definition for clarity. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.17.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-45 Log #42 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Sections 3.3.20 . A composite document of all individual integrated and/or interconnected systems that includes the operations, maintenance and additional information for use by the Owner during the occupancy phase. This proposal adds the concept of integration of systems which is consistent with the intent of the document Provides a more concise definition. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log

#CP22) Section 3.3.18.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-46 Log #43 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Section 3.3.21 A procedure used to determine the status of a system as intended by conducting periodic physical checks on water-based fire protection systems such as water-flow tests, fire pump tests, alarm tests, and trip tests of dry pipe, deluge, or preaction valves. These tests follow up on the original acceptance test at intervals specified in the appropriate chapter of this standard (NFPA 25, preferred) A procedure used to determine the functionality of a component, system or integrated system by conducting periodic physical checks on fire protection and life safety system equipment. This proposal broadens the definition of component testing beyond water based systems which is consistent with the intent of the document The committee eliminated the general definition for testing in favor of more specific definitions for each type of testing referenced.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Tests performed in accordance with the requirements of the relevant standard by the installing contractor at the time of completion to determine compliance. Performance verification conducted at the completion of installation to confirm compliance with applicable manufactures installation specifications, standards, and functionality per the project BOD and OPR. Wording to match definitions of other defined testing types and remove words such as periodic from the definition of periodic testing. Revised wording for each type of testing creates standard format and also removes who must conduct acceptance testing-not always installing contractor (i.e., AHJ many times directs pump installations and, installing subcontractors are not the ones who complete alarm acceptance testing. Changes reinforce that the systems are required to be tested in accordance with the applicable installation standards and codes, and it removes the confusion the previous definition contained. Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.19.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-48 Log #115 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Performance verification of the interaction and coordination of multiple and separate fire and life safety systems. Performance verification conducted to confirm interoperability of multiple fire and life safety systems to applicable manufactures installation specifications, standards, and functionality per the project BOD and OPR. Wording to match definitions of other defined testing types and remove words such as periodic from the definition of periodic testing. Revised wording for each type of testing creates standard format. A performance verification implies the a system or system component has been reviewed/tested in accordance with the applicable design standard. The definition in Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) addresses an assessment of the communication between devices and systems and does not imply component installation testing has been performed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-49 Log #44 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ John E. Kampmeyer, Triad Fire Protection Engineering Corporation Revise Section 3.3.21.3 . A procedure used to determine the functionality of a component, system, or integrated system by conducting periodic physical checks on fire protection and life safety system equipment. This proposal deletes this definition as it was moved to 3.3.21 Testing.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: A procedure used to determine the functionality of a component, system, or integrated system by conducting periodic physical checks on fire protection and life safety system equipment. Performance verification conducted at regular set intervals to confirm compliance with manufactures specifications, applicable standards, and functionality per original project BODs and OPRs. Periodic testing requirements can be modified to match modified system functionality requirements subject to AHJ approval. Wording to match definitions of other defined testing types and remove words such as periodic from the definition of periodic testing. Revised wording for each type of testing creates standard format. Section 3.3.21.3.1 added to indicate periodic testing is normally done to confirm original system performance but can be modified if system performance requirements are modified. See Committee Action on 3-49 (Log #44).Periodic testing is not used anywhere in the

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-51 Log #196 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 3.3.21.3* to read as follows: A procedure used to determine the functionality and state of operational readiness of a component, system, or integrated system by conducting periodic checks on fire protection and life safety system equipment.. The term state of operational readiness stresses the status of an emergency system that is prepared to properly function. See Committee Action on 3-49 (Log #44).Periodic testing is not used anywhere in the

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Testing that is done according to a checklist (generally developed by the fire commissioning agent) that verifies that new equipment and all its components are functioning as intended. Performance verification conducted prior to acceptance testing to confirm compliance with manufactures specifications, applicable standards, and functionality per original project BODs and OPRs. 3.3.21.4 Annex: This testing is typically conducted according to a checklist developed by the FCxA that integrates manufactures requirements and insures interoperability prior to formal Acceptance Testing. In many cases such as with fire pumps per NFPA 20 this is required prior to acceptance testing as the coordination of attendance my multiple AHJs may be required. Wording to match definitions of other defined testing types. Revised wording for each type of testing creates a standard format. Unenforceable wording moved to annex section. Revised wording also removed verbiage indicating this is only conducted for new equipment and ambiguous wording that system functions as intended. Changes reinforce that the systems are required to be pre-tested in accordance with the applicable installation standards and codes, and it removes the confusion the previous definition contained. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-24 (Log #CP22) Section 3.3.19.3.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-53 Log #CP23 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Move Chapter 10 to new Chapter 4 and revise to read as follows: Chapter 4 Qualifications of Commissioning Personnel

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4.1 Applicability. Members of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team should meet the requirements of this chapter. planning 4.2 Qualifications. .4.2.1 Fire Commissioning Agent (FCxA). 4.2.1.1* General. 4.2.1.1.1 The FCxA should be knowledgeable and experienced in the proper application of commissioning recommendations of this recommended practice and general industry practices. 4.2.1.1.2 The FCxA should be individually identified on the specifications or other enabling documentation. 4.2.1.1.3 The FCxA should provide an objective and unbiased point of view. 4.2.1.2 Requisite Knowledge. A qualified FCxA should have an advanced understanding of the installation, operation and maintenance of all fire protection and life safety systems proposed to be installed, with particular emphasis on system integrated testing. 4.2.1.3 Requisite Skills. An FCxA should have the ability to do the following: (1) Read and interpret drawings and specifications for the purpose of understanding system installation, testing, operation, and maintenance. (2) Analyze and facilitate resolution of issues related to failures in fire protection and life safety systems. (3) Provide clear, concise written reports and verbal communication, and have the ability to resolve conflicts. 4.2.2 Installation Contractor. 4.2.2.1 Installation contractors should be knowledgeable and experienced in the installation of the type of system proposed to be installed. 4.2.2.2* The installation contractor should submit evidence of required license or certification to the FCxA. 4.2.3 Registered Design Professional (RDP). 4.2.3.1 The RDP should be individually identified in the specifications or other enabling documentation. 4.2.3.2 Requisite Knowledge. A qualified RDP should have comprehensive knowledge of the following: (1) The design, installation, operation, and maintenance of all systems proposed to be installed (2) How individual and integrated systems operate during a fire or other emergency .4.2.4* Construction Manager. Construction managers should be knowledgeable and experienced in the field of construction project management. 4.2.5 Facilities Management Personnel. Facilities management personnel should include building maintenance and service personnel, building engineering personnel, and similar job functions. 4.2.5.1 Facilities management personnel should have the ability to perform the following: (1) Assess a facilitys need for building systems and recommend building systems (2) Oversee the operation of building systems (3) Establish practices and procedures (4) Administer the allocation of building systems resources (5) Monitor and evaluate how well building systems perform (6) Manage corrective, preventative, and predictive maintenance of building systems (7) Develop and implement emergency procedures and disaster recovery plans. 4.2.5.2 Facilities management personnel should be knowledgeable and qualified in the operation and maintenance of the fire protection and life safety systems installed in their facility. 4.2.5.3 Facilities management personnel who perform the on-going system operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance should be thoroughly familiar with the required and recommended operation and maintenance tasks. 4.2.5.4 Facilities management personnel who will be responsible for management of a contract for system operation, inspection, testing, and maintenance should be thoroughly familiar with the tasks to be performed and the frequency of such tasks, but not necessarily the implementation of those tasks. 4.2.6* Third-Party Test Entity. Printed on 4/29/2010 25

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4.2.6.1 Third-party test entities should have an advanced understanding of the installation, operation, and maintenance of all fire protection and life safety systems proposed to be tested, with particular emphasis on system integrated testing. 4.2.6.2* Third-party test entities should be licensed or certified where required by the AHJ and/or codes and standards. 4.2.6.3 The third-party test entities should have the ability to do the following: (1) Read and interpret drawings and specifications for the purpose of understanding system installation, testing, operation, and maintenance (2) Provide good written, verbal, conflict resolution, and organizational skills 4.2.7* Authority Having Jurisdiction. 4.2.7.1 The AHJ should be knowledgeable in the applicable codes, ordinances, and standards as they relate to the fire protection and life safety systems installed. 4.2.7.2 The AHJ should have the ability to interface with the RDP and the commissioning authority in all phases of the commissioning process. 4.2.7.3 The AHJ should have the ability to determine the operational readiness of the fire protection and life safety systems installed. 4.2.7.4 The AHJ should have the ability to interface with the fire protection and life safety commissioning team in order to verify completion of integrated testing for the purpose of system acceptance. 4.2.8 Integrated Testing Agent (ITa) 4.2.8.1 The ITa should have an understanding of the design, installation, and operation and maintenance of the type of fire protection and life safety systems installed. 4.2.8.2 The ITa should demonstrate experience and knowledge of performance verification methods to validate functionality of integrated systems and components. 4.2.8.3 The ITa should demonstrate knowledge, experience and understanding of the operating components of all systems and subsystems to the extent they affect the installation and operation of the fire protection and life safety systems in accordance with the approved design. 4.2.9 Insurance Representative. Insurance representative should be knowledgeable and experienced in property loss prevention and life safety to mitigate possible risk. Chapter 10 was moved to Chapter 4 because the qualifications recommendations should appear in the document before the specific commissioning and integrated testing recommendations. The qualifications for facilities management personnel were moved from the Annex into the body of the recommended practice to coordinate with the remainder of Chapter 4. Qualifications for the integrated testing agent were added because the integrated testing agent could play a key role in commissioning and, more specifically, integrated testing. Likewise, qualifications were also added for the insurance representative due to the key roles they may play in commissioning.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-54 Log #75 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: Thise requirements of this Chapter provides the minimum requirements necessary forshall apply to the commissioning of all fire protection and life safety systems. Not all systems or components require commissioning, however, acceptance and integrated testing should be performed. The commissioning team should review with the owner and AHJ to determine whatthe systems that should be subject to commissioning. While full commissioning is not needed for all systems or components, acceptance and integrated testing should be performed. A reasonable degree of protection for life and property can be provided by acceptance and integrated testing for small or independent systems or those integrated systems having simple logic. Remove the contradiction between the body paragraph and the annex. The body stated that all systems are to be commissioned and the annex stated that all systems dont require commissioning. Also revised section 4.1.1 so that it was more than a restatement of the scope paragraph from Chapter 1. Changed the annex language for clarity and applicability. See Committee Action on 3-55 (Log #127).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Thise requirements of this chapter provides the minimum requirements necessary forshall apply to the commissioning of all fire protection and life safety systems. Not all systems or components require commissioning, however, acceptance and integrated testing should be performed. The commissioning team should review with the owner and AHJ to determine whatthe systems that should be subject to commissioning. Full commissioning is not required for all facilities, systems, or components. However, acceptance and integrated testing should still be performed. A reasonable degree of protection for life and property can be provided by acceptance and integrated testing for small or independent systems or those integrated systems having simple logic. This proposal removes the contradiction between the body paragraph and the annex. The body stated that all systems are to be commissioned and the annex stated that all systems dont require commissioning. Also revised section 4.1.1 so that it was more than a restatement of the scope paragraph from Chapter 1. Changed the annex language for clarity and applicability. Language introduced by Mike DeVore and vetted by the Chapter 4 task group. Change clarifies the intent of the document. Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.11, A.5.11. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-56 Log #128 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Additional requirements for specific fire protection or life safety systems shall be based on the applicable chapter of this standard. This should have been revised when the references to standards were removed. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. This document is not intended to provide design criteria for individual systems.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property In the Figure add the word "NO" between "Acceptance" and "Develop Owners Project Requirements". The arrow between "Update OPR and BOD" and "Design Reviews" should be reversed. Under Ongoing Commissioning Process in Figure 4.1.3(c), under Update OPR and BOD, the task should be stated as "Conduct Training", not "Accomplish Training". ***Insert Figure 4.1.3(c) here***** In the figure, non-acceptance should result in a return to the predesign phase. In the design phase, when the OPR and BOD are updated, a design review should follow. The proposed text for Figure 4.1.3(c) is editorial. One large flow chart is spread out into three separate figures, (a), (b) and (c). All three figures were moved to the annex under 3-192 (Log #129), 3-193 (Log #130), & 3-194 (Log #131).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section A.5.1.2(a) and A.5.1.2(c).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Renumber existing (11) to (12) and add a new (11): The fire protection and life safety commissioning team shall be identified and documented. The following entities, where included in the project, shall be part of the commissioning team. (1) Owner (2) Commissioning Authority (3) Fire Commissioning Agent (FCxA) (4) Installation Contractor(s) (5) Manufacturer's Representatives (6) Registered Design Professional(s) (7) Construction Manager/General Contractor (8) Owner's Technical Support Personnel (9) Facility Manager or Operations Personnel (10) Insurance Representative (11) Third Party Test Entity (1112) AHJ Add a new Section 4.2.2.9 as follows: The Third Party Test Entity shall be responsible for the following: (1) Include all Commissioning Process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (4) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (5) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (6) Complete the construction checklists as the work is accomplished. (7) Develop and submit final testing documentation. Add a new Section 10.2.6 as follows: Third Party Test Entities shall have an advanced understanding of the installation, operation and maintenance of all fire protection and life safety systems proposed to be tested, with particular emphasis on system integrated testing. Third Party Test Entities shall be licensed (certified) where required by the AHJ and/or codes and standards.

The Third Party Test Entities shall have the ability to: (1) Read and interpret drawings and specifications for the purpose of understanding system installation, testing, operation and maintenance. (2) Provide good written, verbal, conflict resolution and organizational skills. A third party test entity is typically required on large projects (i.e. smoke control system testing). This proposal adds the third party test entity to the FPLS Commissioning Team as well as the responsibilities and qualifications for this entity.

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See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2, 5.2.2.13,

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Add an annex note to 4.2.2 as follows* 4.2.2* A.4.2.2. In some projects, entities such as the Installation Contractor(s), Manufacturers Representative and Construction Manager/General Contractor may not be determined until after the contract has been awarded for construction, Installation Contractor(s), Manufacturers Representative and Construction Manager/General Contractor are listed under the pre-design phase, yet in many cases such as government design-bid-build projects, these entities wont have been determined until after the contract has been awarded. The annex note clarifies this. Note: this text could also be added to existing annex material in A.4.2.1.2, though I believe all text associated with the PF & LS Commissioning Team better fits with A.4.2.2. Already exists in Annex A.5.2.1.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-60 Log #118 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The Owner, or their designated representative, shall be responsible for the commissioning of all fire and life safety systems. Added wording clearly allows the owner to designate a CxA to manage a project. Language is redundant and covered in 5.2.2.4.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The Owner responsibilities shall include the following: shall be responsible for the following: (1) Contracting and delegating the Commissioning Process. (2) Include Including the Commissioning responsibility of the Registered Design Professional design services responsibility within the project scope for design services. (3) Assist Assisting in the development of and approve approval of the OPR. (4) Assign Assigning operations and maintenance personnel to participate in the commissioning process. (5) Review and approve Reviewing and approving any changes to the OPR. (6) Review and approve Reviewing and approving the construction documents. (7) Review and comment Reviewing and approving on the Commissioning Process Progress Reports. commissioning process progress reports. (8) Review and comment on the Reviewing and approving Commissioning Teams progress reports commissioning team progress reports. (9) Review and accept Reviewing and approving the final Commissioning Record commissioning report. Wording revised for standard wording between each responsibility. Item 2 and 4 deleted as these are not seen as part of owners responsibility-owner is not always responsible for developing scope of design services and some projects may not have operations and maintenance personnel or could have them that are not involved in all projects. Revised wording also indicates owner responsibility may include additional responsibilities. It is the Committee's intent that the responsibilities of the owner need to be clear. Changes clarify this intent. Operation and maintenance personnel are needed during the commissioning process. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.4.3.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The FCxA shall be responsible for the following: (1) Organize and lead the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team. (2) Coordinate and attend Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Facilitate the development of and document the OPR. (4) Verify that Commissioning Process activities are clearly stated in all scopes of work. (5) Identify and integrate the Commissioning Process activities into the project schedule. (6) Prepare the Commissioning Plan. (7) Prepare the Commissioning Process activities to be included in the project specifications. (8) Execute the Commissioning Process. (9) Review the plans and specifications during the Pre-Design and Design Phases. (10) Attend pre-bid meeting to detail the Commissioning Contractor requirements. (11) Review and approve the Systems Manual(s). (12) Track and document issues and deviations to the OPR and log resolutions in the Issues Log. (13) Write and review Commissioning Process Progress progress Reportsreports. (14) Witness system testing. (15) Review installation and record documents. (16) Recommend acceptance of the systems to the Owner. (17) Track development, accuracy and compliance with sequence of operation (matrix). (18) Develop and submit the final fire protection and life safety commissioning documents. This proposal provides additional responsibilities for the FCxA during the course of the commissioning process. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

Clarifies the responsibilities of the commissioning also places responsibility for who develops the system manual. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.6. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-63 Log #120 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: the FCxA shall be responsible for the following: responsibilities shall include the following: Revised wording indicates FCxA responsibility may include additional responsibilities beyond those listed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.6.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-64 Log #200

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Insert a new 4.2.2.3 (18) to read as follows: (18) Maintain close communication with the AHJs and keep them advised of desired changes to the OPR, the Commissioning Plan, and other project plans and specifications. ALSO, obtain required approvals and permits for plans, and for changes in plans and specifications prior to implementing them, unless advised otherwise by the responsible AHJs. The proposal is intended to clearly designate the Fire Commissioning Agent as the primary individual to maintain communication with the AHJs during duration of the project. If this proposal is not acceptable, I urge the TC to clearly establish such a relationship in an appropriate location in the standard. Not part of the fire commissioning agent's responsibilities. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-65 Log #3 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The installing contractor shall be responsible for the following: (1) Include all Commissioning Process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (4) Implement the training program as required by the Contract Documents. (5) Provide submittals to the RDP, Owner and Commissioning Team. (6) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (7) Notify the General Contractor and FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (8) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (9) Complete the Construction Checklists as the work is accomplished. (10) Continuously maintain the Record Drawings as required by the Construction Documents. Adds a requirement to the section in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.7.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-66 Log #98

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise section as follows: The Installation Contractor(s) shall be responsible for the following: (1) Include all Commissioning Process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (4) Implement the training program as required by the Contract Documents. (5) Provide submittals to the RDP, Owner and Commissioning Team. (6) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (7) Notify the General Contractor, Third Party Test Entity and FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (8) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (9) Complete the Construction Checklists as the work is accomplished. (10) Continuously maintain the Record Drawings as required by the Construction Documents. This proposal provides additional responsibilities for the Installation Contractor during the course of the commissioning process. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

See Committee Action on 3-67 (Log #121) but Committee also want to add new material to item (7) as shown. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.7. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-67 Log #121 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The installation contractor responsibilities shall include the following: Revised wording indicates the text that follows are some responsibilities however may include additional responsibilities beyond those listed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.7.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: Manufacturers representatives shall be responsible for the following: (1) Provide technical support to the Installation Contractor. (2) Provide all information required for the operation and maintenance of the system. (3) Provide the requirements to maintain the warranty as part of the initial submittal. (4) Provide factory test documentation when required (5) Assist the Installation Contractor in the development of the individual systems test plans. (6) Assist the Installation Contractor and Commissioning Team with installation verification and testing. (7) Assist in development and implementation of system training. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-70 (Log #123). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.8. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-69 Log #89 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The Manufacturer's Representative shall be responsible for the following: (1) Provide technical support to the Installation Contractor. (2) Provide all information required for the operation and maintenance of the system. (3) Provide the requirements to maintain the warranty as part of the initial submittal. (4) Provide factory test documentation when required (5) Assist the Installation Contractor in the development of the individual systems test plans. (6) Assist the Installation Contractor and Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team with installation verification and testing. (7) Assist in development and implementation of system training. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

Accepting Item (6) see Committee Action on 3-70 (Log #123).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.8. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-70 Log #123 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The manufacturers representative responsibilities shall include the following: Revised wording indicates the text that follows are some responsibilities however may include additional responsibilities beyond those listed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.8.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-71 Log #124 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Kimberly A. Gruner, Fike Corporation Revise text to read as follows:

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(1) Provide technical support to the Installation Contractor. (2) Provide all information required for the operation and maintenance of the system. (3) Provide the requirements to maintain the warranty as part of the initial submittal. (4) Provide factory test documentation when required (4) (5) Assist the Installation Contractor in the development of the individual systems test plans. (5) (6) Assist the Installation Contractor and Commissioning Team with installation verification and testing. (6) (7) Assist in development and implementation of system training. Delete parenthesis 4 and text requirement. By noting this item in the requirements, an AHJ is more likely to request these as a requirement. As a Manufacturer, testing and documentation is performed, but not provided to the installation unless requested in advance. Doing so could add labor and time, thus increasing costs and prices. Tracing back several smoke detector factory tests to a specific device is not easily done at the installation phase. This is a costly addition to a low cost fire protection system item. I understand that a Fire Pump might have this requirement, but the statement as it stands refers to ANY component in a fire and life safety system. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.8. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-72 Log #5 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The registered design professional (RDP) shall be responsible for the following: (1) Participate and assist in the development of the OPR. (2) Document the Basis of Design. (3) Prepare Contract Documents. (4) Respond to the Commissioning Team design submission review comments. (5) Specify operation and maintenance of systems in the project specifications. (6) Review and incorporate the Commissioning Teams comments, as appropriate. (7) Review test procedures submitted by the installation contractor. (8) Review and comment on the Commissioning Process Progress Reports and Issues Log reports. (9) Review and accept record documents as required by the Contract Documents. (10) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. (11) Recommend final acceptance of the systems to the Owner. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.9.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-73 Log #90

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The Registered Design Professional shall be responsible for the following: (1) Participate and assist in the development of the OPR. (2) Create and Document document the Basis of Design. (3) Prepare Contract Documents. (4) Respond to the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team design submission review comments. (5) Specify operation and maintenance of systems in the project specifications. (6) Review and incorporate the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team's comments, as appropriate. (7) Review test procedures submitted by the installation contractor. (8) Review and comment on the Commissioning Process Progress progress Reports reports and Issues Log reports. (9) Review and accept record documents as required by the Contract Documents. (10) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. (11) Recommend final acceptance of the systems to the Owner. This proposal provides additional responsibilities for the RDP during the course of the commissioning process. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.9. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-74 Log #122 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The Registered Design Professional responsibilities shall include the following: Revised wording indicates the text that follows are some responsibilities however may include additional responsibilities beyond those listed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.9. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-75 Log #132 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Recommend final acceptance of the systems to the owner. Review and comment on the final Commissioning Report. This standard does not contemplate final acceptance. Commissioning, as defined in this standard, would not have a final report. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Language better reflects the intent of the Committee.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.9(11) and 5.2.2.10(10).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-76 Log #6

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The construction/general contractor shall be responsible for the following: (1) Include Commissioning Process requirements and activities in all contracts. (2) Obtain cooperation and participation of all subcontractors and manufacturers. (3) Attend required Commissioning Team meetings. (4) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (5) Notify the FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (6) Certify that all work has been completed and the facility is operational in accordance with the Contract Documents. (7) Remedy deficiencies identified by the Commissioning Team during installation verification or testing. (8) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. Words changed for consistency with other actions of subject headings. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.10. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-77 Log #87 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The Construction Manager/General Contractor shall be responsible for the following: (1) Include Commissioning Process requirements and activities in all contracts. (2) Obtain cooperation and participation of all subcontractors and manufacturers. (3) Attend required Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team meetings. (4) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (5) Notify the FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (6) Certify that all work has been completed and the facility is operational in accordance with the Contract Documents. (7) Remedy deficiencies identified by the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team during installation verification or testing. (8) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

See Committee Action on 3-76 (Log #6) and add title extensions as shown in proposal. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.10.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-78 Log #7

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The owner's technical support personnel shall be responsible for the following: (1) Review and comment on the OPR. (2) Provide technical assistance to the Commissioning Team, RDP and Installation Contractor. (3) Review any changes to the OPR. (4) Review the construction documents. (5) Review the Commissioning Teams Commissioning Process Progress Reports. (6) Review the Commissioning Teams progress reports. (7) Review the Commissioning Teams Commissioning Record. (8) Review the Systems Manual. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-79 (Log #88). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.12. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-79 Log #88 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The Owner's Technical Support Personnel shall be responsible for the following: (1) Review and comment on the OPR. (2) Provide technical assistance to the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team, RDP and Installation Contractor. (3) Review any changes to the OPR. (4) Review the construction documents. (5) Review the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team's Commissioning Process Progress progress Reports reports. (6) Review the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team's progress reports. (7) Review the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team's Commissioning Record. (8) Review the Systems Manual(s). Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.12.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The facility manager or operations personnel shall be responsible for the following: (1) Attend systems training sessions. (2) Review and comment on the OPR. (3) Review and comment on the Systems Manuals. (4) Organize, coordinate and implement system inspection, testing and maintenance as required by the Systems Manuals. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.14. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-81 Log #104 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The Facility Manager or Operations Personnel shall be responsible for the following: (1) Attend systems training sessions. (2) Review and comment on the OPR. (3) Review and comment on the Systems Manual(s). (4) Organize, coordinate and implement system inspection, testing and maintenance as required by the Systems Manual(s). Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

See Committee Action on 3-80 (Log #8). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.14.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-82 Log #91

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Add new Section 4.2.2.9 as follows: The Insurance Representative(s) shall be responsible for the following: (1) Provide fire protection and life safety recommendations to RDP for inclusion in the Basis of Design and other construction documents. (2) Review the construction documents during the Pre-Design and Design Phases to evaluate alignment with insurance risk management recommendations. (3) Participate in Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team meetings, as necessary, to ensure scope of project, responsibilities and project timeline (including Commissioning) is established/agreed to. (4) Visit project site during installation phase to review physical/actual installation is consistent with reviewed/accepted construction documents. (5) Review and approve proposed inspection, testing, performance criteria and documentation required for acceptance. (6) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team, as necessary. (7) Ensure any issues detected during commissioning are resolved in timely and appropriate manner. (8)* Ensure adequate training and documentation is provided for onsite personnel, (9) Review final commissioning documentation. of

Insurance representative(s) under contract on behalf of the Owner shall be knowledgeable and experienced in property loss prevention and life safety to mitigate possible risk. The insurance representative is noted as part of the FPLS commissioning team but is not provided with responsibilities or qualifications. The proposed revision provides both the responsibilities and qualifications of the insurance representative.

Add new Section 10.2.6 as follows:

See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.11. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-83 Log #9 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The AHJ shall be responsible for the following: (1) Participate in Commissioning Team meetings as necessary. (2) Provide all inspection, testing and performance criteria required for acceptance and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy to be included in the Commissioning Plan. (3) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the Commissioning Team, as necessary. (4) Identify appropriate AHJ personnel to attend training. (Personnel associated with the AHJ) Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-84 (Log #103).See Committee Action onCommittee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.15.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-84 Log #103

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: The AHJ shall be responsible for the following: (1) Participate inAttend Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team meetings as necessary. (2) Provide all inspection, testing and performance criteria required for acceptance and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy to be included in the Commissioning Plan. (3) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the Commissioning Team, as necessary. (4) Identify appropriate AHJ personnel to attend training. (Personnel associated with the AHJ) This proposal clarifies that the AHJ is to attend the FPLS Commissioning Team meetings but is not required to participate. Editorial changes are provided for consistency with other sections of this chapter.

Changed wording for consistency with other actions. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.15. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-85 Log #178 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Delete 4.2.2(2) and (10), Commissioning Authority & Insurance Representative The Commissioning Authority and Insurance Representative are listed as two of the 11 entities on the FP & LS Commissioning Team, but neither have been given any subsequent responsibilities under 4.2.2.x. Either delete these two entities from this list, or develop a list of responsibilities for both. These entities should be included in this list, where they are included in the project. The responsibilities of these agents are necessary for the completion of the commissioning process.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-86 Log #11

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Add a new Section 4.2.3.3 (13) to read as follows: Establishment of a periodic integrated testing frequency. Modify Section 9.2.3 to read as follows: Fire protection and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have periodic integrated testing performed at intervals according to the commissioning plan. or at intervals not to exceed five years. Section 9.2.3 recognizes a performance based option for periodic integrated testing. Such a testing program should be based upon the requirements of Chapters 1 through 8 of this standard. The considerations for the required periodic testing program should be based on the life safety implications of the building such as a highrise or large area building, the complexity of the interconnected systems and the property protection implications based on the hazards contained in the building such as flammable liquid storage etc. Case studies of similar occupancies and component failre rates should also be considered when determining the periodic integrated testing frequency. The number of design and construction modifications following initial commissioning should also be a factor in the determination of periodic integrated testing. Other factors that should be considered include the environment in which the system and equipment is expected to operate. Harsh environments such as corrosive atmospheres or areas subject to wide temperature variations, should require more aggressive testing programs. A performance based option for periodic integrated testing shall be in accordance with the OPR and the requirements of Chapter 1-8 of this standard. Prescriptive requirements shall be permitted to be used as part of the performance approach, if they, in conjunction with the performance features of the OPR, meet the overall goals and objectives of this standard. Integrated systems in structures that have not been commissioned in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have Integrated Testing performed as follows: (1) Where new component fire protection and life safety systems are installed and interconnected to existing fire protection and life safety systems. (2) Where existing fire protection and life safety systems are modified to become component, interconnected systems. (3) Where the interconnections or sequence of operations of existing integrated fire protection and life safety systems are modified. (4) At intervals as required by the OPR. not to exceed five years. Delete Section 9.6 as shown: With approval from the AHJ, the frequency of integrated testing shall be permitted to be extended. Periodic integrated testing should be based on the life safety and property protection needs of the building, the complexity of the individual systems, the complexity of the integrated systems, and the anticipated performance climate in which the systems are expected to perform. Periodic integrated testing should not be based on a prescriptive requirement i.e.: one size does not fit all - there is no technical substantiation for a prescriptive requirement of five years as currently indicated in the NFPA 3 Draft. The periodic integrated testing frequency must be determined in the initial phase of the project when the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) are being developed and must be developed through input from the entire commissioning team. Committee created a revised Chapter 9 to handle integrated testing frequency. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Chapter 9.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The OPR shall be continuously updated as required by the Commissioning Team throughout the predesign, design, construction and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. Removes unenforceable text in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.3.4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-88 Log #133 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The OPR shall be continuously updated as required by the Commissioning Team throughout the pre-design, design, construction and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. Removes unenforceable text in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on 3-87 (Log #10). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.3.4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-89 Log #12 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The Commissioning Plan shall be continuously updated as required by the Commissioning Team throughout the pre-design, design, construction and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. Removes unenforceable text in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.4.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-90 Log #13 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The completed Commissioning Plan, including all Annexes, shall form the Commissioning Record and shall be turned over at the end of the construction phase. Adds enforceable text in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-91 (Log #134). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.4.4.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The completed Commissioning Plan, including all Annexes, shall form the Commissioning Record turned over at the end of the construction phase. Add a new section as follows: A current copy of the Commissioning Record shall be presented to the owner at the end of the Construction Phase. 4.2.4.5 defines the Commissioning record and should not discuss turnover. A new 4.2.4.6 would require presenting the owner a current copy of the Commissioning Record. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.4.4 and 5.2.4.5. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-92 Log #14 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The commissioning plan shall require compliance with NFPA 241 during construction. The requirements in NFPA 241 for management of frequent impairments, partial occupancy, inspection of valves, protective coverings during renovations and other protection requirements during construction should be included in the commissioning plan. Not responsibility of the commissioning team, to include construction safety features. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-93 Log #15 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The FCxA shall identify any improvements that can are required to be made from the standpoint of operations and maintenance. Editorial. See Committee Action on 3-94 (Log #135). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.5.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The FCxA shall identify any changes and improvements that are required. be made from the standpoint of operations and maintenance. Makes the language enforceable and eliminates standpoint. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 4.2.5.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-95 Log #16 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: During the Design Phase the commissioning team shall develops the BOD, and reviews and approves the documents including sequence of operation matrix, drawings and calculations for the project including those used for design and fabrication. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3 and 5.3.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-96 Log #136 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Move parenthetical statement to annex. Revise text to read as follows: 4.3.1(8)* Create required project testing requirements. (include check lists requiring when AHJs and Cx Team members are to be present during acceptance testing). A.4.3.1(8) Include check lists requiring when AHJs and Cx Team members are to be present during acceptance testing. Moves language that the Committee intended to be placed in the annex to the appropriate location. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.1 and

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-97 Log #202

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise title 4.3.2 to read as follows: . Also, throughout the standard, use BOD to replace the term basis of design. The initials BOD are used at various locations in the text without their source being clearly identified. The above revision would be of assistance. Another proposal would provide for the basic definition in Chapter 3. The proposal to use BOD would save some space, however, it would provide consistency for the user. NFPA Manual of Style already requires this. See Committee Action on 3-42 (Log #99). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-98 Log #138 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The Commissioning Team shall create the basis of design shall be the documentation describing the initial design decision making process and description of systems. This section should charge the team with creating the basis of Design. This language describes the committees intent. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Commissioning team does not create the BOD, the basis of design is prepared by the owner and the owner's representatives such as the RDP. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-99 Log #139 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The report basis of design shall include but not be limited to as a minimum: (1) a description of the building or structure, (2) a description of fire protection or life safety systems and components, (3) performance assumptions objectives and criteria, (4) referenced codes and standards, (5) testing and start-up requirements and, (6) inspection, testing and maintenance requirements. The basis of design shall be prepared for all systems installed in new and existing buildings or structures The basis of design shall be prepared for all modifications or additions to existing systems. The basis of design shall be prepared for systems that are required by code or installed voluntarily. Codes should dictate which systems are commissioned. This standard intends to show how to commission. This language should explain the Committees intent. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.1.3.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The purpose of the basis of design is shall be to assist the commissioning authority and the authority having jurisdiction in the plan review, inspection and final acceptance process. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. This is not a requirement and not appropriate for it to be in the body of the standard. See Committee Action on 3-26 (Log #125) and 3-101 (Log #140). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-101 Log #140 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Delete 4.3.2.1.7. This is not a requirement and not appropriate for it to be in the body of the standard. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-102 Log #162 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC New text to read as follows: . This section shall identify the codes and standards that apply to the design, plan review, installation, testing, acceptance, inspection, and maintenance of the proposed fire protection and life safety systems. All codes and standards shall be referenced as they apply. Including, but not limited to, the following: (1) NFPA Standards including edition used for the design of each fire protection / life safety system (2) Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations (OSHA, ADA, etc) (3) Specialized codes and standards (HVAC, plumbing etc.) (4) Green building design considerations that affect fire and life safety systems(LEED accreditation presumptions) As more buildings are going with Green building design, more of these designs will affect fire and life safety systems. Removed reference to proprietary name, but accepted the concept of sustainable designs.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.2 and 5.3.2.2.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-103 Log #141 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Delete section 4.3.2.3, 4.3.2.3.1, and 4.3.2.3.2

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A Registered Design Professional (RDP) shall oversee completion of the plans, calculations and specifications for the system(s). The RDP shall review the installing contractors working plans and final calculations. The responsibilities of the RDP are outlined in 4.2.2.6. This section outlines the requirements for the BOD. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-104 Log #175 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Add a new subparagraph (10) to 4.3.2.4 as follows* (10) Whether the building is completely sprinkler protected Though I recognize this is a fire protection system and not a building description, knowing whether a building is sprinklered is critical as a number of fire protection and life safety features may be dependent upon this fact. Wording changed to include life safety systems and other fire protection systems. Also meets the intent of the building description as used within our standard.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.3(10).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-105 Log #76

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: The basis of design shall describe the performance objectives of each fire protection and life safety system shall be described in detail including but not limited to: This section shall also describe (1) wWhether each system is required by code or installed voluntarily.and (2) wWhether it is a complete or partial installation. (3) Whether it is an addition or modification to an existing system. The basis of design shall describe Tthe decisions made and the criteria established to achieve the performance objectives for each fire protection and life safety system shall be described. This shall includinge, but not be limited to:, the following issues: (1) Building occupant notification and evacuation procedures. (2) Emergency response personnel response. (3) sSite and systems features. (34) Safeguards during construction, including fire prevention and emergency procedures. during construction and (5) iImpairment plans associated withwhen modifying existing systems modifications. (46) Methods of for inspection, testing and maintenance of commissioned systems. Reorganized section for clarity. Broke out lists to enumerate the requirements more clearly. Split multiple items in one list item into two items for clarity. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.4, 5.3.2.4.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-106 Log #143 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: This section in the basis of design shall describe the performance objectives of each fire protection and life safety system shall be described in detail including but not limited to: This section shall also describe (1) wWhether each system is required by code or installed voluntarily.and (2) wWhether it is a complete or partial installation. (3) Whether it is an addition or modification to an existing system. The basis of design shall describe Tthe decisions made and the criteria established to achieve the performance objectives for each fire protection and life safety system shall be described. This shall includinge, but not be limited to:, the following issues: (1) Building occupant notification and evacuation procedures. (2) Emergency response personnel response. (3) sSite and systems features. (34) Safeguards during construction, including fire prevention and emergency procedures. during construction and (5) iImpairment plans associated withwhen modifying existing systems modifications. (46) Methods of for inspection, testing and maintenance of commissioned systems. This follows the standard to explain each section of the narrative in the Basis of Design. All sections of the Basis of design should begin with and follow this standard. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on 3-105 (Log #76).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.4, 5.3.2.4.1 and 5.3.2.4.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-107 Log #142

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: 4.3.2.5.2 (4) Method of inspection, testing and, maintenance of commissioned systems. Under the process this Committee has defined, systems are never completely commissioned. Rather, commissioning is not an event but an ongoing process throughout the life of the systems. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Changed wording for consistency with other sections. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.4.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-108 Log #163 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC New text to read as follows: The fire commissioning agent shall be identified and shall be responsible for organizing and coordinating all acceptance testing and documentation including coordination and accuracy of sequence of operation (matrix). Acceptance Testing Criteria shall be established and documented. The methods for pre-functional and integrated systems testing shall be documented. ADD: 4.3.2.7.4 The fire commissioning agent shall be responsible for accepting and verifying a program for periodic testing is documented and transferred to the building owner at the completion of the project. This section is confusing. No need to add wording he/she needs to be identified. This is covered in team duties and should not be part of testing. The first section indicates the FxA establishes acceptance testing. I also added information to cover Periodic Testing.

See Committee Action on 3-102 (Log #174) and 3-163 (Log #CP28). Addressing testing frequencies in chapter 4 is not appropriate as integrated testing frequency is addressed in Chapter 9. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-109 Log #174 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 4.3.2.7.1 as follows: The fire commissioning agent shall be identified and shall be responsible for all items listed in paragraph 4.2.2.3 organizing and coordinating all acceptance testing and documentation including coordination and accuracy of sequence of operation (matrix). To keep responsibilities in consistent and located in one section. This replaces language in 3-108 (Log #163), and keeps responsibilities of Fire Commissioning agent in 5.2.2.4.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.2.2.4, 5.3.2.6 and 5.3.2.6.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-110 Log #164

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: The documents and tools necessary to conduct acceptance testing shall be documented. The fire commissioning agent in coordination with manufacturers representatives shall document manuals, references, performance sequences, tools, that will be required for Periodic Testing. Documenting documents needed clarification. I do not feel we need the list for acceptance testing as, by default, the installers will provide this. What is critical is we list tools needed for future periodic testing such as play pipes, manifolds, alarm system codes, hoses and buckets when drains are not properly plumbed, etc. This is also critical if a certain sequence is required such as with HVAC-alarm testing. Replaces list under the annex so that equipment is not overlooked since the list may not be exhaustive, and revised language to discuss only the tools and equipment necessary for testing. Replaces the list with a process. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.2.7 and A.5.3.2.7. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-111 Log #144 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Operation and Maintenance manuals (O&M's) shall be required and shall contain, but not be limited to the following information: (1) Project name and address, (2) Discipline (i.e.: "Fire Protection"), (3) CSI MasterFormat specification section number, (4) Volume number Remove the registered trademark CSI MasterFormat specification requirement. An installation can have a specification without it being required to be a CSI MasterFormat. If this is desired, possibly include examples of possible specification. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.3.3.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-112 Log #165

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: During the construction phase the systems are delivered, installed and tested in accordance with the OPR and construction documents CDs. CDs in this are intended to include the shop drawings and coordination drawings. ADD: Definition- Construction Documents: Documents utilized in the construction phase for installation and review and, include device cut sheets, calculations, system drawings, shop drawings, and coordination drawings. Need to spell out CD and correct wording to be enforceable. We also need to define drawings due to past debates on terms. Adds a definition for coordination drawing, and changed the wording of the proposal to enhance enforcement. Construction drawings are already defined within the standard. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4 and 3.3.6.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-113 Log #173 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 4.4.1 as follows* The fire protection and life safety commissioning team (FCT) shall: To be consistent with terminology in section 4.2.2.. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.1 and 5.4.1.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-114 Log #146 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: (2) verify that submittals, including but not limited to, working plans and product data sheets are in conformance with the BOD., and have been reviewed by the RDP. The commissioning team needs to ensure that the RDP has reviewed plans and data sheets as the project moves into the Construction Phase. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.1.1(2).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-115 Log #147

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Preconstruction Conference shall be held to ensure CT the Commissioning Team (CxT) and those performing the work all understand the schedule, procedures and process. As suggested in an another proposal, the acronyms used in this standard should have an explanation of its origins. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Changed for consistency with other actions. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.2.1.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-116 Log #159 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: A Preconstruction Conference shall be held to ensure the CT construction team and contractors for those performing the work all understand the site safety programs, schedules, procedures, and commissioning requirements .process. ADD: 4.4.2.1.1.1 At least one manager from each trade associated with commissioning activities shall be present at the preconstruction conference. 4.4.2.1.1.2 At the conclusion of the preconstruction conference attendees shall sign an attendance roster indicating an understanding of site safety programs and expected commissioning requirements as presented in the official meeting minutes. As worded, how is understanding insured and documented. Also, general site safety and commissioning requirements should be reviewed and documented in meeting. See Committee Action on 3-115 (Log #147) and it is not the responsibility of the document to clarify and understand site safety programs. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-117 Log #18 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: A Ppreconstruction Cconference shall be held to ensure CT and that those performing the work all understand the schedule, procedures and process. Editorial. CT is undefined. See Committee Statement on 3-115 (Log #147), the committee wanted to include the Commissioning Team. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.2.1.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-118 Log #148

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Training shall be permitted to take place, if applicable, in the Construction Phase (See 4.4). This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John The parenthetical phrase should have been deleted in the development of this section. This document often appears to create lines between phases that may not exist. The beginning of one phase and the end of another often overlap and can do so for quite some time. Even though we assign certain tasks to a phase, this should not mean we are only allowed to begin the task after one phase is absolutely complete. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.5. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-119 Log #19 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: Closeout documents shall include but shall not be limited to the following: (1) Compile list of all deficiencies and resolutions. Verify resolution achieved. (2) Operations and Maintenance Manuals (3) Compile all test results and certificate (4) As Built Drawings (5) Warranty and extended warranties (6) Spare Parts List and supplier listings (7) Re-commissioning Plan (8) Sequence of operation (matrix). Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.6.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-120 Log #172

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 4.5.2(1) as follows* The minimum requirements for occupancy phase shall include but not be limited to: (1) Acceptance testing and inspection completion and documentation in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. The building is safe for occupancy. Acceptance testing is already covered under 4.4.3, the Construction Phase and should not be repeated in the Occupancy Phase. The new text, albeit vague and probably in need of fine tuning, at least delineates the need for the building to be ready in some form or fashion for occupancy, which should be the basic premise for section 4.5. Note: substitute text proposed for 4.5.2(1) could also go under 4.5.1, as the existing verbiage, Occupancy phase shall be the final stage of the commissioning process for the fire protection or life safety systems, offers no value to the standard and might as well be deleted anyway. See Committee Action on 3-121 (Log #149). Completion of an acceptance test is assumed as integral part of building occupancy. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-121 Log #149 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The minimum requirements for occupancy phase shall include but not be limited to: (1) Acceptance testing and inspections shall be completed and documented completion and documentation in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. (2) Conduct testing for modifications made during the construction phase commissioning. (3) Delivery of system manual, operation and maintenance manuals, and vendor emergency contact list. (4) Training on the use and operation of the fire protection and life safety systems. (5) Delivery of the R record set drawings and documents. (6) Delivery of the T test and inspection records for the fire protection and life safety systems. (7) Delivery of a A digital copy of site specific software for fire protection and life safety systems that is current with the installed system. (8)* Delivery of W warranties for the systems and equipment. (9) Performance of R recommended preventative maintenance program for fire protection and life safety systems. (10) Delivery of a A list of required inspections, tests and maintenance for fire protection and life safety systems. This proposal is intended to format the grammar in this section and ensure the section is in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5, 5.5.1 and 5.5.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-122 Log #153

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: 4.5.3 Administrative Controls. The owner shall be responsible for the continued performance of commissioned fire protection and life safety systems. Under the process this Committee has defined, systems are never completely commissioned. Rather, commissioning is not an event but an ongoing process throughout the life of the systems. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.3. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-123 Log #151 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Testing shall be repeated if changes are made to commissioned fire protection or life safety systems that have previously undergone Functional Performance Testing. This is a requirement to repeat testing that has been performed. Also, under the process this Committee has defined, systems are never completely commissioned. Rather, commissioning is not an event but an ongoing process throughout the life of the systems. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Changed wording is easier to understand. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.3.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-124 Log #160 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Acceptance Testing shall be repeated if changes are made to commissioned fire protection or life safety systems which could alter its design, function, or performance. I do not think we need to retest a system if small changes are made- wording was unclear. Acceptance testing would require a complete test, and is not the intent of the Committee. This has also been covered under 3-123 (Log #151).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: 4.5.3.4 Inspection, testing, and maintenance shall be done performed as specified in the installation standard, manufacturers instructions, section 9.2 for integrated systems, or as defined in the BOD and shall be in accordance with the Commissioning Plan. Because the Commissioning Plan will change through the Commissioning process, this requirement should mandate the use of the living requirements of the Cx Plan. We believe this clarifies the Committees intent. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.3.4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-126 Log #20 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: . The training shall consider include but shall not be limited to the following: (1) The systems, component systems and devices for which training will be required. (2) The capabilities and knowledge of the occupants and maintenance personnel. (3) The number and type of training sessions. (4) The location and organization of operation and maintenance manuals. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.4.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-127 Log #161 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Bruce H. Clarke, XL Global Asset Protection , LLC Revise text to read as follows: Training sessions shall use attendee sign-in sheets and confirm through an outline of training information that was covered in the training session. It is important to document what was covered in the class. A sign in sheet means nothing if it can not be confirmed exactly what was taught. This would meet the Committee's intent that the need to what type of training is required and who attended. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.4.3.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Charles M. Kilfoil, Bechtel National Revise text to read as follows: This Chapter applies to the functions of integrated systems provided for fire protection or life safety in the design phase, construction phase and occupancy phase of the commissioning process of Chapter 4. The performance objectives of system interactions shall conform to the requirements of Sections 4.9.1.8.5 through 4.9.1.8.8 to assure the various systems perform together as designed. The minimum requirements for design consideration shall include but not be limited to: (8) The procedures for periodic integrated testing. (9)* The required frequency for periodic integrated testing. Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems in accordance with the Commissioning plan. The minimum requirements for occupancy consideration shall include but not be limited to: (1) Confirmation that Ssystem and interconnection acceptance testing and inspection are completed and documented in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. (2) Any modifications made after the commissioning of the system or interconnections must be approved by the design professional and owner and retested as determined by the commissioning agent. (3) Interconnections documented in operation and owner manuals required by Section 4.10 (4) Training as required in Section 4.3.4,4.4.4 and 4.5.4 on the use and operation of the systems and interconnections. (5) The vendor emergency contact list. (6) The as-built documents for the systems and interconnections. (7) A copy of test and inspection records of the systems and interconnections. (8) A copy of site specific software of the systems and interconnections that is current with the installed system. (9) A copy of warranties for the systems and interconnections. (10) A copy of a recommended preventative maintenance program for the systems and interconnections. (11) A list of required periodic inspections and tests for the systems and inspections. Testing shall be repeated if changes are made to systems. Remove, contained in 5.4.2. Integrated testing shall be repeated as required in Chapter 9. Editorial comments. Changes reflect committee's intent and provide consistency throughout the document. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25) Section 6.1 and 6.4.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-129 Log #CP24 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Move Chapter 4 to new Chapter 5 and revise to read as follow: ***** include NFPA 3 Chapter 5.doc*********

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The pre-ROP Chapter 4 on Commissioning has been moved to Chapter 5. The pre-design phase was renamed as the planning phase to correlate with the actual activities that take place. The integrated testing agent is added to the commissioning team due to the role they may play if integrated testing takes place. Their responsibilities are identified in Chapter 7. Insurance representative agent responsibilities have been added because they are part of the commissioning team; however, no recommendations for their responsibilities had been included in the previous draft.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-130 Log #21 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: This Chapter shall appliesy to the functions of integrated systems provided for fire protection or life safety in the design phase, construction phase and occupancy phase of the commissioning process of Chapter 4. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25) Section 6.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-131 Log #177 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 4.2.2.2.2 as follows: 4.2.2.2.2* The owner shall be permitted to delegate the responsibility for commissioning to a designated representative. the occupant, management firm or managing individual through specific provisions in a lease, written use agreement or management contract. A.4.2.2.2.2 Examples of a designated representative include the occupant, management firm or managing individual. Delegation may be through specific provisions in a lease, written use agreement or management contract. Lists/examples such as those identifying designated representatives or specifying written delegation authorities should not appear in the standard as they invariably are not all inclusive. Hence, they have been relocated to the annex.

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Chapter 5 Commissioning 5.1 General. 5.1.1* This chapter provides the recommendations for commissioning fire protection and life safety systems. 5.1.2* Commissioning of fire protection and life safety systems should include, but not be limited to, the planning phase, design phase, construction phase, and occupancy phase. [See Figure A.5.1.2(a), Figure A.5.1.2(b), and Figure A.5.1.2(c).] 5.2 Planning Phase. 5.2.1 Activities. 5.2.1.1* The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be established during the planning phase. 5.2.1.2* During the planning phase of the project, the fire protection and life safety commissioning team should do the following: (1) Develop the OPR in accordance with Section 5.2. (2) Select the FCxA. (3) Identify the commissioning scope. (4) Develop the preliminary commissioning plan in accordance with Section 5.2. (5) Review the planning documents in accordance with Section 5.2. (6)* Develop regulatory code analysis. (7) Initiate the commissioning plan. 5.2.2 Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team. The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be identified and documented. 5.2.2.1 The exact size and members of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team can vary depending on project type, size and complexity, and could include the following members: (1) Owner (2) Commissioning authority (3) FCxA (4) Installation contractor(s) (5) Manufacturers representatives (6) RDP(s) (7) Construction manager/general contractor (8) Owners technical support personnel (9) Facility manager or operations personnel (10) Insurance representative (11) Third party test entity (12)* AHJ (13)* Integrated Testing agent (ITa) 5.2.2.2* Entities listed in 5.2.2 not included as part of the project should not be required to be part of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team. 5.2.2.3 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team members should meet the requirements of Chapter 4. 5.2.2.4 Owner. 5.2.2.4.1 The owner should be responsible for the commissioning of all fire and life safety systems. 1 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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5.2.2.4.2* The owner should be permitted to delegate the responsibility for commissioning to a designated representative. 5.2.2.4.3 The owner responsibilities should include the following: (1) Contracting and delegating the commissioning process (2) Assisting in the development of and approval of the OPR (3) Assigning operations and maintenance personnel to participate in the commissioning process (4) Reviewing and approving any changes to the OPR (5) Reviewing and approving the construction documents (6) Reviewing and approving commissioning process progress reports (7) Reviewing and approving the fire protection and life safety commissioning team progress reports (8) Review and approving the final commissioning report 5.2.2.5 Commissioning Authority (CxA). 5.2.2.5.1 * The CxA should be responsible for coordinating between the FCxA and the remainder of the total building commissioning team, when applicable. 5.2.2.6 Fire Commissioning Agent (FCxA). The FCxA responsibilities should include the following: (1) Organize and lead the fire protection and life safety commissioning team. (2) Coordinate and attend fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings. (3) Facilitate the development of and document the OPR. (4) Verify that commissioning process activities are clearly stated in all scopes of work. (5) Identify and integrate the commissioning process activities into the project schedule. (6) Prepare the commissioning plan. (7) Prepare the commissioning process activities to be included in the project specifications. (8) Execute the commissioning process. (9) Review the plans and specifications during the planning and design phases. (10) Attend pre-bid meeting to detail the commissioning contractor requirements. (11) Review and approve the O&Ms to compile the systems manual. (12) Track and document issues and deviations to the OPR and log resolutions in the issues log. (13) Write and review commissioning process progress reports. (14) Organize and coordinate system testing. (15) Witness system testing. (16) Review installation and record documents. (17) Recommend acceptance of the systems to the owner. (18) Track development, accuracy, and compliance with sequence of operation. (19) Compile and submit the final fire protection and life safety commissioning team report to the owner. (20) Compile and submit to owner all fire protection and life safety systems commissioning documents required by the AHJ. 5.2.2.7 Installation Contractor. The installation contractor responsibilities should include the following: (1) Include all commissioning process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings. (3) Include or comply with commissioning process milestones in the project schedule. 2 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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Implement the training program as required by the contract documents. Provide submittals to the RDP, owner, and fire protection and life safety commissioning team. (6) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (7) Notify the general contractor, third-party test entity, and FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (8) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (9) Complete the construction checklists as the work is accomplished. (10) Continuously maintain the record drawings as required by the construction documents. 5.2.2.8 Manufacturers Representatives. The manufacturers representative responsibilities should include the following: (1) Provide technical support to the installation contractor. (2) Provide all information required for the operation and maintenance of the system. (3) Provide the requirements to maintain the warranty as part of the initial submittal. (4) Assist the installation contractor in the development of the individual systems test plans. (5) Assist the installation contractor and fire protection and life safety commissioning team with installation verification and testing. (6) Assist in development and implementation of system training. 5.2.2.9 RDP. The RDP responsibilities should include the following: (1) Participate and assist in the development of the OPR. (2) Create and document the basis of design. (3) Prepare contract documents. (4) Respond to the fire protection and life safety commissioning teams design submission review comments. (5) Specify operation and maintenance of systems in the project specifications. (6) Review and incorporate the fire protection and life safety commissioning teams comments, as appropriate. (7) Review test procedures submitted by the installation contractor. (8) Review and comment on the commissioning record. (9) Review and accept record documents as required by the contract documents. (10) Review and comment on the final commissioning record. (11) Recommend final acceptance of the systems to the owner. 5.2.2.10 Construction Manager/General Contractor. The construction managers/general contractors responsibilities should include the following: (1) Include commissioning process requirements and activities in all contracts. (2) Obtain cooperation and participation of all subcontractors and manufacturers represetatives. (3) Attend required fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings. (4) Include commissioning process milestones in the project schedule. (5) Notify the FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (6) Certify that all work has been completed and the facility is operational in accordance with the contract documents. (7) Remedy deficiencies identified by the fire protection and life safety commissioning team during installation verification or testing. (8) Review and comment on the final commissioning record. 3 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

5.2.2.11* Insurance Representative. The Insurance Representative(s) responsibilities should include the following services, as contracted with the owner: (1) Provide fire protection recommendations to RDP for inclusion in the Basis of Design and other construction documents. (2) Review the construction documents during the Planning and Design Phases to evaluate alignment with insurance risk management recommendations. (3) Participate in CxT meetings, as necessary, to ensure scope of project, responsibilities and project timeline (including Commissioning) is established/agreed to. (4) Visit project site during installation phase to review physical/actual installation is consistent with reviewed/accepted construction documents, as necessary. (5) Review and approve proposed inspection, testing, performance criteria and documentation recommended for acceptance of commissioning. (6) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the CxT, as necessary. (7) Verify any issues detected during commissioning are resolved in timely and appropriate manner. (8)* Verify adequate training and documentation is provided for onsite personnel, (9) Review final commissioning documentation. 5.2.2.12 Owners Technical Support Personnel. The owners technical support personnels responsibilities should include the following: (1) Review and comment on the OPR. (2) Provide technical assistance to the fire protection and life safety commissioning team, RDP, and installation contractor. (3) Review any changes to the OPR. (4) Review the construction documents. (5) Review the fire protection and life safety commissioning teams commissioning process progress reports. (6) Review the fire protection and life safety commissioning teams progress reports. (7) Review the fire protection and life safety commissioning teams commissioning record. (8) Review the systems manual. 5.2.2.13 Third-Party Test Entity: The third-party test entity's responsibilities should include the following: (1) Include all commissioning process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings. (3) Include commissioning process milestones in the project schedule. (4) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (5) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (6) Complete the construction checklists as the work is accomplished. (7) Develop and submit final testing documentation. 5.2.2.14 Facility Manager or Operations Personnel. The facility manager or operations personnels responsibilities should include the following: (1) Attend systems training sessions. (2) Review and comment on the OPR. (3) Review and comment on the systems manuals. (4) Organize, coordinate, and implement system inspection, testing, and maintenance as required by the systems manuals. 4 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

5.2.2.15 AHJ. The AHJs responsibilities should include the following: (1) Participate in fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings as necessary. (2) Provide all inspection, testing and performance criteria required for acceptance and issuance of certificate of occupancy to be included in the commissioning plan. (3) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the fire protection and life safety commissioning team, as necessary. (4) Identify AHJ personnel to attend training. 5.2.3 Owners Project Requirements (OPR). 5.2.3.1 The OPR should form the basis from which all design, construction, acceptance, and operational decisions are made. 5.2.3.2* The OPR should be developed with input from the owner and all key facility users and operators. 5.2.3.3* The OPR should be documented at the planning stage of the project. 5.2.3.3.1 Each item of the OPR should have defined performance and acceptance criteria. 5.2.3.3.2 The OPR should include, but is not limited to, the following: (1) Infrastructure requirements (utilities, roads, site access) (2) Facility type, size, height (3) Intended use (4) Occupancy classification, number of occupant, number and hours of operation (5) Future expansion requirements (6) Applicable codes and standards (7) Specific user requirements (8) Training requirements (9) Warranty, operations and maintenance requirements (10) Integrated system requirements in accordance with Chapter 5 (11) Specific performance criteria (12) Third-party requirements 5.2.3.4 The OPR should be updated as required by the fire protection and life safety commissioning team throughout the planning, design, construction, and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. 5.2.4 Commissioning Plan. 5.2.4.1 The commissioning plan should be continuously updated by the fire protection and life safety commissioning team throughout the planning, design, construction, and occupancy phases of the building life cycle. 5.2.4.2* The commissioning plan should contain the following information: (1) Commissioning scope and overview specific to the project (2) General project information (3) Fire protection and life safety commissioning team members, roles, and responsibilities (4) General communication plan and protocol (5) Commissioning process tasks and activities through all phases (6) Commissioning schedule (7) Commissioning process documentation and deliverables (8) Testing procedures, including integrated testing (9) Recommended training (10) Establishment of a integrated testing frequency, as applicable 5 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

5.2.4.3 The following materials should be added as annex sections of the completed commissioning plan: (1) A Owners project requirements (2) B Basis of design (3) C Commissioning specifications (4) D Design review (5) E Submittal review (6) F Issues log (7) G Construction checklists (8) H Site visit and commissioning meeting minutes (9) I Systems manual review (10) J Training (11) K Integrated testing procedures (12)* L Warranty review (13) M Test data reports (14) N Sequence of operation 5.2.4.4 The commissioning plan, including all annexes, should form the commissioning record at the end of the construction phase. 5.2.4.5 A current copy of the commissioning record should be presented to the owner at the end of the construction phase. 5.2.5 Planning Review. 5.2.5.1 The FCxA should review the planning documentation to compare the design concept with the interests and needs of the owner as defined in the OPR. 5.2.5.2 The FCxA should identify required changes and improvements affecting operations and maintenance. 5.2.5.3 It should not be the intent of the planning review to verify compliance with local, state and federal codes, unless specifically identified in the commissioning scope. 5.2.6 Planning Approval Documentation. 5.2.6.1 The FCxA should submit documentation stating completion and recommending acceptance of the planning requirements to the owner or other designated individual. 5.2.6.2 The documentation should include, but is not limited to, the following information. (1) Receipt, review, and approval of planning submittal (2) Updates to the commissioning plan, as applicable (3) Any additional comments or requests for information considered by the FCxA to be appropriate to the commissioning process (4) Preliminary sequence of operation 5.3* Design Phase. 5.3.1* Design phase activities should include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) Developing the BOD (2) Review and approval of the sequence of operation (3) Review of project drawings and calculations affecting fire protection and life safety systems (4) Documentation of the scope for commissioning activities (see annex for scope document example) (5) Documentation of the commissioning procedures (6) Developing a commissioning schedule 6 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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Verifying that the construction documents comply with the requirements of the BOD Identifying qualified specialists in accordance with Chapter 4 and their responsibilities Coordinating and documenting fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings and progress reports (10)* Documenting issues and changes (11) Updating the commissioning plan (12)* Developing construction checklists 5.3.2 Basis of Design. 5.3.2.1 General 5.3.2.1.1 The basis of design should be the documentation describing the initial design decision making process and description of systems. 5.3.2.1.2 This document should be in the form of a narrative report and shall be submitted for review prior to the installation of any system. 5.3.2.1.3 The basis of design should include but not be limited to the following: (1) A description of the building or structure (2) A description of fire protection or life safety systems and components (3) Performance objectives and criteria (4) Referenced codes and standards (5) Alternative means and methods incorporated into the original design (6) Testing and start-up requirements (7) Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements 5.3.2.1.4 The BOD should be included with other required submittals to facilitate plan review and approval by the authority having jurisdiction prior to the issuance of a permit to install the system. 5.3.2.1.5 The BOD should be updated in accordance with the recommendations for OPR in 5.2.3 after every revision of the design documents. 5.3.2.1.6 The outline for the BOD should include the items in 5.3.2.2 through 5.3.2.8. 5.3.2.2* Applicable Standards, Laws, and Regulations. This section should identify the codes and standards that apply to the design, plan review, installation, testing, acceptance, inspection, and maintenance of the proposed fire protection and life safety systems. 5.3.2.2.1 All codes and standards should be referenced as they apply, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) NFPA standards including edition used for the design of each fire protection/life safety system (2) Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations (OSHA, ADA, etc.) (3) Specialized codes and standards (HVAC, plumbing, etc.) (4) Green building design considerations that affect fire and life safety systems 5.3.2.3 Building Description. This section outlines the specific features of the fire protection and life safety systems that should be identified in the BOD: (1) Building use group or occupancy classification (2) Total area of the building (3) Building height (4) Number of floors above grade (5) Number of floors below grade (6) Area per floor 7 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

(7) Type(s) of hazardous areas within buildings (8) Type(s) of construction (9) Site access arrangement for emergency response vehicles (10) Descriptions of fire protection and life safety systems 5.3.2.4 Fire Protection and Life Safety System Objectives and Decisions. 5.3.2.4.1 The BOD should describe the performance objectives of each fire protection and life safety system including, but not limited to, the following: (1) Whether each system is required by code or installed voluntarily (2) Whether it is a complete or partial installation (3) Whether it is an addition or modification to an existing system 5.3.2.4.2 The BOD should describe the decisions made and the criteria established to achieve the performance objectives including, but not limited to, the following: (1) Building occupant notification and evacuation procedures (2) Emergency personnel response (3) Site and systems features (4) Safeguards during construction, including fire prevention and emergency procedures (5) Impairment plans when modifying existing systems (6) Methods for inspection, test and, maintenance of systems 5.3.2.5 Consideration and Description of Alternative Means and Methods. This section should identify the design intent of any alternatives to prescriptive requirements of the codes and standards, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) Interpretations and clarifications (2) Waiver or variance sought through the regulatory appeal process 5.3.2.6 Testing Criteria. 5.3.2.6.1 The FCxA should be responsible for all items listed in 5.2.2.4. 5.3.2.6.2 Testing criteria should be established and documented. 5.3.2.6.3 The methods for preliminary and integrated testing should be documented. 5.3.2.7* Equipment and Tools. The FCxA should identify and document the tools and equipment necessary for testing. 5.3.3 Operation and Maintenance Manuals. 5.3.3.1 Operation and maintenance manuals (O&Ms) shouldbe provided. 5.3.3.2 O&Ms should contain, but not be limited to, the following information: (1) Project name and address (2) Discipline (i.e., fire protection) (3) Specification section number (4) Volume number 5.3.3.3* The RDP shouldreview and approve the O&Ms for conformance with the OPR. 5.3.4 Training of Operations Personnel. The content, duration, and learning outcomes of training for operations personnel shouldbe provided in the design documentation in accordance with Section 5.4. 5.3.5 Design Methodology. 5.3.5.1* The design shouldtake into consideration the final commissioning of the active and passive fire protection systems. 5.3.5.2 The recommedations for design consideration shouldinclude, but not be limited to, the following: 8 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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Materials and equipment applied in such a manner that will not affect their listing or their intended use where applicable (2) Materials and equipment have the capacity to perform their intended use (3) Design documents or details to demonstrate how the systems operate and communicate to attain the desired outcome (4) Design documents and/or details to demonstrate the application of fire protection systems in the construction (5) Locations of fire protection systems (6) The procedures for verification of fire protection systems (7) Assignment of responsibility for the testing and inspection of the fire protection systems during the construction phase (8) Specification of the deliverables, including final documentation for the conclusion of the project (9) Specification of the format of the deliverables 5.4 Construction Phase. During the construction phase the systems should be delivered, installed, and tested in accordance with the OPR, construction documents, shop drawings, and coordination drawings. 5.4.1 Construction Phase Commissioning Activities. 5.4.1.1 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should complete the following: (1) Confirm that the commissioning schedule is still valid, and update if required. (2) Verify that submittals, including, but not limited to, working plans and product data sheets are in conformance with the BOD and have been reviewed. (3) Verify that materials, construction, and installation are in conformance with the BOD. (4) Confirm qualified specialists are performing commissioning activities per CP. (5) Coordinate and document fire protection and life safety commissioning team meetings and progress reports. (6) Document any issues and changes to the project and update the CP. (7) Complete Cx (QC) construction checklists. (8) Perform required observation procedures or cause them to be performed by the responsible party. (9) Update related documents to record and adjust for any revisions and/or changes. (10) Verify and document testing performed in the construction phase. 5.4.1.2 Construction should take into consideration the final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. 5.4.1.3 The recommendations for installation should include but not be limited to the following: (1) Conformance to the approved drawings and specifications (2) Compliance with the manufacturers published instructions (3) Compliance with applicable codes and standards (4) Materials and equipment of proper rating for the use 5.4.2 Construction Inspections. 5.4.2.1 Pre-Installation or Preconstruction. 5.4.2.1.1 A preconstruction conference should be held to ensure the fire protection and life safety commissioning team and those performing the work all understand the schedule, procedures, and process. 5.4.2.1.2 Schedule commissioning process activities should include the following: (1) Address any outstanding issues that are best resolved in this venue. 9 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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Verify coordination has taken place amongst trades. Identify and establish benchmarks to be met during the construction phase. Verify submittals are in accordance with design intent documents and approvals and permits are secured. (5) Confirm integrated testing requirements are being addressed. (6) Develop test data records. (7) Confirm compliance with sequence of operation. 5.4.2.2 Rough-In Phase. The following tasks should be performed prior to concealment of the installed material: (1) Inspect and verify delivered materials meet requirements. (2) Verify installation is proceeding in accordance with coordinated, approved shop drawings. (3) Complete periodic site visits to verify compliance with the owners commissioning plan. (4) Inspect installation as outlined in the commissioning plan. (5) Perform testing as applicable. (6) Update owner project requirements and address any outstanding issues. (7) Update commissioning plan as needed. (8) Issue rough-in phase commissioning progress report. 5.4.2.3 Finish Phase. The following tasks should be performed after the rough-in phase is complete: (1) Inspect and verify delivered materials meet requirements. (2) Verify installation is proceeding in accordance with coordinated, approved shop drawings. (3) Complete periodic site visits to verify compliance with OPR. (4) Inspect installation as outlined in the commissioning plan. (5) Perform testing as applicable (post concealment). (6) Update owner project requirements (OPR) and address any outstanding issues. (7) Update commissioning plan. (8) Issue finish phase commissioning progress report. 5.4.3 Testing and Inspection. 5.4.3.1 Testing and inspection should include passive fire protection systems. 5.4.3.2 The recommendations for testing and inspection should include but not be limited to the recommendations of Chapters 7 and 9. 5.4.3.2.1 Fire protection systems that have no operating components should be inspected to verify conformance with the BOD. 5.4.3.2.2 Fire protection systems that have operating components should have their functionality tested to demonstrate compliance with the BOD. 5.4.3.2.3 Written documentation of the testing and inspection should be provided. 5.4.3.2.4 Inspection and testing should be repeated if changes are made to systems. 5.4.3.3 Testing and inspection of passive fire protection systems should be completed as required during construction. 5.4.4 Completion and Acceptance Testing. The following tasks should be performed as part of the acceptance of the fire protection and life safety systems: (1) Verify installation is in accordance with coordinated, approved shop drawings. (2) Inspect overall installation as outlined in the commissioning plan. 10 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

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Perform preliminary testing of all systems to provide proper functionality and to ensure interoperability. (4) Perform and document testing of all systems to provide proper functionality, to ensure integration, and to ensure the systems were left in a state of operational readiness. (5) Update owner project requirements and address any outstanding issues. (6) Update commissioning plan/record. (7) Issue completion/acceptance phase commissioning progress report. (8) Verify compliance and accuracy of sequence of operation. 5.4.5* Owner Training. Training should be permitted to take place in the construction phase. 5.4.6* Closeout Documents. Closeout documents should include but not limited to the following: (1) Compiled list of all deficiencies and resolutions; and verify resolution achieved. (2) Operations and maintenance manuals (3) Compile test results and certificate (4) As-built drawings (5) Warranty and extended warranties (6) Spare parts list and supplier listings (7) Re-commissioning plan (integrated testing) (8) Sequence of operation 5.5 Occupancy Phase. 5.5.1 Occupancy phase should be the final stage of the commissioning process for the fire protection or life safety systems. 5.5.2 The recommendations for occupancy phase should include but not be limited to the following: (1) Documentation and completion of remaining acceptance testing and inspections (2) Testing conducted for modifications made during the construction phase commissioning (3)* Perform deferred testing for seasonal conditions (4) Submission of the system manual, operation and maintenance manuals, and vendor emergency contact list (5) Training on the use and operation of the fire protection and life safety systems (6) Delivery of the record set drawings and documents (7) Delivery of the test and inspection records for the fire protection and life safety systems (8)* Delivery of a digital copy of site-specific software for fire protection and life safety systems that is current with the installed system (9)* Delivery of warranties for the systems and equipment (10) Submission of recommended preventative maintenance program for fire protection and life safety systems (11) Delivery of a list of required inspections, tests, and maintenance for fire protection and life safety systems 5.5.3 Administrative Controls. The owner should be responsible for the continued performance of fire protection and life safety systems. 5.5.3.1* Applicable inspection and testing should be performed when modifications are made. 5.5.3.2* When changes are made to the use of the facility, the OPR should be re-evaluated. 5.5.3.3* The design documents should be maintained for future reference.5.5.3.4 Inspection, testing, and maintenance should be performed as specified in the installation standard or manufacturers instructions. 11 NFPA 3 Log CP24 Rec A2011 ROP

5.5.3.5 Integrated systems should be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the commissioning plan. 5.5.4 Training. 5.5.4.1* The training should include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) The systems, component systems, and devices for which training will be required (2) The capabilities and knowledge of the occupants and maintenance personnel (3) The number and type of training sessions (4) The location and organization of operation and maintenance manuals 5.5.4.2* Systems training should be scheduled to be completed at or as close to final systems acceptance as possible. 5.5.4.3* Training session scope and attendees should be documented as part of the commissioning record. 5.5.4.4* Facilities personnel or their designated representatives should receive periodic retraining as determined by the commissioning agent.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: 5.2.3 The performance objectives of system interactions shall conform to the requirements of Sections 4.9.1.83.2.1.5 through 4.3.2.1.9.1.8.8 to assure the various systems perform together as designed. This is an attempt to properly reference the previous sections in Chapter 4. The intent is to reference the requirements to include interconnections into the Basis of Design including documentation. The document addresses integrated systems not interaction between systems. This section has been deleted in Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-133 Log #51 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: The design shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent (3.3.2.1) Commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25) Section 6.2.2.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-134 Log #67 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: The design shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-133 (Log #51). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25) Section 6.2.2.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. The reference to interconnected systems seems to address a single system and its operating components rather than the communication between independent systems. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-136 Log #176 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise subparagraphs (1) and (7) of 4.3.2.4 as follows* (1) Building use group or occupancy classification (7) Type(s) of occupancies of hazards hazardous areas within buildings Subparagraph (1); NFPA 101 users are more familiar with the term occupancy classification Subparagraph (7); the term occupancies of hazard isnt clear. Note: consider a similar change to the sample narrative report in C.2.1 which uses similar language.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-137 Log #65 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Testing and inspection shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. The Committee disagrees with submitter's substantiation. Changes are editorial in nature. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.4.3.1

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-138 Log #22 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows:

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Occupancy shall take into consideration tThe final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems shall be complete prior to occupancy. Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. Changes worded for consistency with other sections of the standard. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-139 Log #64 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Occupancy shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-138(Log #22). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) Section 5.5.1 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-140 Log #203 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise 4.4.3 (4) to read as follows: (4) Perform and document testing of all systems to provide proper functionality, to ensure integration and to ensure the systems were left in a state of operational readiness. The revision ensures that the systems were left in an operational readiness state.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Charles M. Kilfoil, Bechtel National Add new text to read as follows: This Chapter applies to the functions of interconnected systems provided for fire protection or life safety in the design phase, construction phase and occupancy phase of the commissioning process of Chapter 4. Interconnections of systems including but not limited to those referenced in Annex B. The Basis of Design required by section 4.3.2 shall include system interconnections and interoperability. The narrative report in the Basis of Design shall include the owners expectation of how fire protection or life safety systems work together. The performance objectives of system interconnections and interoperability shall conform to the requirements of Sections 4.9.1.8.5 through 4.9.1.8.8 to assure the various systems perform together as designed. The Basis of Design shall include an analysis of the impact the interconnections and interoperability will have on the proper operation of each independent fire protection or life safety system. The design shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnections and interoperability of the fire protection or life safety systems. The minimum requirements for design consideration shall include but not be limited to: (1) Compliance with Section 4.9.1.8.7. (2) Materials and equipment be interconnected in such a manner that will not affect their listing or their intended use where applicable. (3)* Materials and equipment have the capacity to perform their intended use. (4)* Design documents or details to demonstrate how the systems operate and communicate to attain the desired outcome. (5) Design documents or details to demonstrate how operations of interconnected systems do not impair the functionality of other component systems, unless designed to impair another system. (6)* Sequence of operation for interconnected systems. (7)* Locations of interconnections. (8) The procedures for periodic interconnected testing. (9)* The required frequency for interconnected testing. (10) Assign responsibility for the testing and inspection of the systems and interconnections and interoperability during the construction phase. (11) Specify the deliverables, including final documentation for the conclusion of the project. (12)* Specify the format of the deliverables The methods for pre-functional and systems interaction testing shall be documented. Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnection and interoperability of the fire protection or life safety systems. The minimum requirements for installation shall include but not be limited to: (1) Conformance to the approved drawings and specifications. (2) Compliance with the manufactures' published instructions. (3) Compliance with applicable codes and standards. (4) Review of material and equipment submittals of proper rating for the use. (5) Coordination of all contractors submittal drawings, operational sequence (matrix) and procedures Testing and inspection shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnection and interoperability of the fire protection or life safety systems. The minimum requirements for testing and inspection shall include but not be limited to Sections 6.3.3.2.1 through 6.3.3.2.6. Testing and inspection of fire protection or life safety systems shall be completed as required during construction. The interconnection and interoperability shall be tested and inspected for compliance with the design criteria, manufactures' instructions, and applicable codes and standards. Printed on 4/29/2010 64

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Fire protection or life safety systems shall have their functionality tested on each interconnection to demonstrate compliance with Section 6.2.5.2(5). Equipment shall be operated during testing using their design function. Written documentation of the testing and inspection shall be provided. Testing shall be repeated if changes are made to systems.

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Occupancy shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the interconnection and interoperability of the fire protection or life safety systems. The minimum requirements for occupancy consideration shall include but not be limited to: (1) System and interconnection acceptance testing and inspection completed and documented in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. (2) Any modifications made after the commissioning of the system or interconnections and interoperability must be approved by the design professional and owner and retested as determined by the commissioning agent. (3) Interconnections and interoperability documented in operation and owner manuals required by Section 4.10 (4) Training as required in Section 4.3.4,4.4.4 and 4.5.4 on the use and operation of the systems and interconnections. (5) The vendor emergency contact list. (6) The as-built documents for the systems and interconnections. (7) A copy of test and inspection records of the systems and interconnections. (8) A copy of site specific software of the systems and interconnections that is current with the installed system. (9) A copy of warranties for the systems and interconnections. (10) A copy of a recommended preventative maintenance program for the systems and interconnections. (11) A list of required periodic inspections and tests for the systems and interconnections. Testing shall be repeated if changes are made to systems. The design documents shall be maintained for future reference. Interconnected testing shall be repeated as required in Chapter 9. Current Chapter 6 references the requirements of Chapter 5. Flow down of requirements with emphasis on interconnections will be achieved with full text. See Committee Action on Proposal Committee Proposal 3-142 (Log #CP25) Chapter 6.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-142 Log #CP25 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Move Chapter 5 to new Chapter 6 and revise to read as follows: Chapter 6 Integrated Systems Commissioning

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6.1 General. This chapter should apply to the functions of integrated systems provided for fire protection or life safety in the design phase, construction phase, and occupancy phase of the commissioning process of Chapter 5. 6.2 Design Phase. 6.2.1* Construction documents should include a narrative report of the system interactions. 6.2.1.1 The narrative report should include the sequence of operations of integrated fire protection or life safety systems. 6.2.1.2 The narrative report should include the performance objectives of system interactions. 6.2.1.3 The narrative report should include an analysis of the impact the interactions will have on the proper operation of each independent fire protection or life safety system. 6.2.1.4* The narrative report in the basis of design should include the owners expectation of how fire protection or life safety systems work together. 6.2.2 Design Methodology. 6.2.2.1 The design should take into consideration the interconnections of the fire protection or life safety systems. 6.2.2.2 The recommendations for design consideration should include but not be limited to the following: (1) Materials and equipment interconnected in such a manner that will not affect their listing or their intended use where applicable (2)* Materials and equipment have the capacity to perform their intended use (3)* Design documents or details to demonstrate how the systems operate and communicate to attain the desired outcome (4) Design documents or details to demonstrate how operations of integrated systems do not impair the functionality of other component systems, unless designed to impair another system (5)* Sequence of operation for integrated systems (6)* Locations of interconnections (7) Procedures for integrated testing (8)* Required frequency for integrated testing (9) Assignment of responsibility for the testing and inspection of the systems and interconnections during the construction phase (10) Specification of the deliverables, including final documentation for the conclusion of the project (11)* Specification of the format of the deliverables 6.2.2.3 The methods for pre-functional and integrated testing should be documented. 6.3 Construction Phase. 6.3.1 The recommendations for installation of integrated systems should include but not be limited to the following: (1) Conformance to the approved drawings and specifications (2) Compliance with the manufactures published instructions (3) Compliance with applicable codes and standards (4) Review of material and equipment submittals of proper rating for the use (5) Coordination of all contractors submittal drawings, sequence of operation, and procedures 6.4 Occupancy Phase. 6.4.1 The recommendations for occupancy consideration should include but not be limited to the following: (1) Verification that individual system testing and inspection is complete and documented in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. (2) Verification that integrated system testing and inspection is complete and documented in accordance with the design specifications and the commissioning plan for the project. (3) Approval of modifications made to the system or interconnections by the design professional. (4) Retested as determined by the Integrated Testing agent (ITa). (5) Interconnections documented in operation and owner manuals. (6) Training as recommended in 5.3.4, 5.4.5, and 5.5.4 on the use and operation of the systems and interconnections. Printed on 4/29/2010 66

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(7) The vendor emergency contact list (8) The as-built documents for the systems and interconnections. (9) A copy of test and inspection records of the systems and interconnections. (10) A copy of site-specific software of the systems and interconnections that is current with the installed system. (11) A copy of warranties for the systems and interconnections. (12) A copy of a recommended preventative maintenance program for the systems and interconnections. (13) A list of recommended periodic inspections and tests for the systems. 6.4.2* The design documents should be maintained for future reference. 6.5 Data Sharing Systems. During the design phase, the fire protection and life safety commissioning team should document the following: (1) Where data sharing systems occur in the project (2) Compatibility of data sharing systems (3) Where gateways or interfaces are recommended between data sharing systems (4) The responsible parties for each portion of the interconnection (5) Degrade mode for each data sharing system upon loss of communication The pre-ROP Chapters 5 and 6 have been moved to Chapters 6 and 7 respectively. A separate chapter on interconnected systems was not necessary due to the recommendations being identical to those for integrated systems. In addition, the testing recommendations for integrated systems has been broken out into a separate Chapter (Chapter 7) from the commissioning of integrated systems.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-143 Log #23 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property This Chapter applies to the requirements for passive fire protection systems including: (1) Fire and Smoke Dampers (2) Fire and Smoke Doors (3) Through Penetration Fire Stops

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The Basis of Design required by section 4.3.2 shall include requirements for passive fire protection systems. The narrative report in the Basis of Design shall include the owners expectation of where passive fire protection systems are to be installed.

The design shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. The minimum requirements for design consideration shall include but not be limited to: (1) Materials and equipment are applied in such a manner that will not affect their listing or their intended use where applicable. (3) Materials and equipment have the capacity to perform their intended use. (4) Design documents or details to demonstrate how the systems operate and communicate to attain the desired outcome. (5) Design documents and/or details to demonstrate the application of passive fire protection systems in the construction. (6) Locations of passive fire protection systems. (8) The procedures for verification of passive fire protection systems. (10) Assign responsibility for the testing and inspection of the passive fire protection systems during the construction phase. (11) Specify the deliverables, including final documentation for the conclusion of the project. (12) Specify the format of the deliverables

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. The minimum requirements for installation shall include but not be limited to: Conformance to the approved drawings and specifications. Compliance with the manufactures published instructions. Compliance with applicable codes and standards. Materials and equipment of proper rating for the use.

The minimum requirements for testing and inspection shall include but not be limited to Sections 5.3.3.2.6 through 7.3.3.2.1. Testing and inspection of passive fire protection systems shall be completed as required during construction. Passive fFire protection systems which have no operating components shall be inspected to verify conformance with the BOD. Passive fFire protection systems which have operating components shall have their functionality tested to demonstrate compliance with the BOD. Written documentation of the testing and inspection shall be provided. Inspection and esting shall be repeated if changes are made to systems.

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The minimum requirements for occupancy consideration shall included but not be limited to: (1) Passive fire protection systems testing and inspection completed and documented in accordance with applicable codes and standards and the design specifications for the project. (2) Any modifications made after the commissioning of the must be approved by the design professional and owner and re-inspected and/or retested as determined by the commissioning agent. (3) Passive fire protection systems documented in operation and owner manuals required by Section 4.4.5 (4) The as-built documents for the passive fire protection systems. (5) A copy of test and inspection records of the passive fire protection systems. (6) A copy of a recommended preventative maintenance program for the passive fire protection systems. Inspection and testing shall be repeated if changes are made to systems. The design documents shall be maintained for future reference. Inspection and Ttesting shall be repeated if changes are made to commissioned fire protection or life safety

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7.1 is already covered in Section 1.3.1. 7.2 is covered by Section 4.3.2. Section 7.4 is already covered in Section 4.5. The Sections covering Design Methodology, Construction Phase and Testing and Inspection also apply to active systems and not just passive. It was determined by the Chapter 7 Task group during the Pre-ROP Meeting that a separate Chapter on Passive systems was not needed.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-144 Log #CP26 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Delete Chapter 7, move Chapter 6 to new Chapter 7, and revise to read as follows: Chapter 7 Integrated System Testing

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7.1 General. 7.1.1 This Chapter applies to the testing of integrated systems provided for fire protection or life safety. 7.1.2 Personnel responsible for integrated testing should meet the qualifications listed in Section 4.2.8 for Integrated Testing agent (ITa). 7.2 Test Frequency. 7.2.1* In new construction, integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems should occur following: (1) Verification of completeness and integrity of building construction. (2)* Individual system functional operation and acceptance as required in applicable installation standards tests. (3) Completion of pre-functional tests of integrated systems. 7.2.2 Integrated testing of existing fire protection and life safety systems should occur when recommended in Chapter 9. 7.3 Test Method. 7.3.1* Integrated testing should demonstrate that the final integrated system installation complies with the specific design objectives for the project and applicable codes and standards 7.3.2* Integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems should verify the interconnections function properly. 7.3.3* During integrated testing, equipment should be tested in accordance with the applicable installation standard to verify systems perform according to their design function. . 7.3.4 Written documentation of the testing and inspection should be provided. 7.3.5* Testing should be repeated if changes are made to systems. 7.3.6. Switch connections to fire alarm systems should be tested in accordance with NFPA 72. 7.3.7 Control circuits requiring electrical power shall be tested for presence of operating voltage. 7.3.7.1 Loss of power to monitored circuits should be tested to confirm signal receipt at one of the following: (1) A constantly attended location at the premises (2) A monitoring station as described in NFPA 731, Chapter 9 (3) A supervising station as described in NFPA 72 7.3.8 Integrated testing of data sharing systems should document the following: (1) Completion of acceptance testing for each component system (2) Verification of data transfer between component systems (3) Test of visual and audible signal upon loss of communication (4) Test of degrade mode for each component system (5) Proper function of integrated data sharing systems 7.4 Testing Responsibility 7.4.1 The owner should be responsible for integrated testing of fire and life safety systems. 7.4.2 The owner should be permitted to delegate the authority and responsibility for integrated testing of the fire protection and life safety systems to the management firm or managing individual through specific provisions in the lease, written use agreement, or management contract. 7.4.3* The ITa should be responsible for planning, scheduling, documenting, coordinating and implementing the integrated testing of the fire protection and life safety systems and their associated sub-systems. 7.4.4 Where a commissioning plan does not exist, the ITA should prepare a test plan providing, but not limited to, the following information: (1) A comprehensive functional matrix depicting all system inputs and associated output functions. (2) The extent of systems to be tested under the direct supervision of the ITA. (3) The testing of component systems required by associated NFPA Standards conducted separately under contract to the owner. (4) Test processes to be incorporated. (5) Test scenarios developed to verify appropriate system responses to the functional matrix. (6) A test event schedule with the applicable stakeholders. 7.4.5* Documentation 7.4.5.1 The ITA should maintain a record of faults, failures, and discrepancies discovered through the testing process in Printed on 4/29/2010 70

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an official Issues Log. 7.4.5.1.1. The Issues Log should list each separate finding and its corresponding resolution, including dates of discovery and resolution. 7.4.5.2 Corrective Action Reports should provide a specific and detailed description of actions taken to remediate faults, failures, and discrepancies discovered during the testing process. 7.4.5.3 Upon completion of testing, the ITA should submit a Final Test Report to the owner and other stakeholders as requested. 7.4.5.4 The Final Test Report should summarize the results of the integrated testing and should include Issues Logs (IL) and Corrective Action Reports (CAR).

The pre-ROP Chapters 5 and 6 have been moved to Chapters 6 and 7 respectively. A separate chapter on interconnected systems was not necessary due to the recommendations being identical to those for integrated systems. In addition, the testing recommendations for integrated systems has been broken out into a separate Chapter (Chapter 7) from the commissioning of integrated systems. In addition, the pre-ROP Chapter 7 was reserved and has been removed to assist in renumbering.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-145 Log #24 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: This Chapter shall apply ies to the requirements for passive fire protection systems including: (1) Fire and Smoke Dampers (2) Fire and Smoke Doors (3) Through Penetration Fire Stops Adds mandatory language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-146 Log #33

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Pascal Pfeiffer, AXA Insurance Company Add new text as follows: This Chapter applies to the requirements for passive fire protection systems including: (1) Fire and Smoke Dampers (2) Fire and Smoke Doors (3) Through Penetration Fire Stops (4) Smoke vents Although not quite common in the U.S., smoke vents are widely used elsewhere as a way to eliminate smoke and heat from fires in buildings, especially warehouses and occupancy buildings (or building receiving public). The operation of smoke vents relies on triggering devices (such as fire doors), often being a smoke detection system and are therefore and by nature a part of the integrated system. Even if smoke vents are triggered by manually activated pull stations, they participate in the overall integrated fire protection and life safety system of that particular building. Smoke vents are mechanical devices that need calculation and proper installation by a qualified contractor. They bare acceptance testing and shall be controlled for both integrity and operation on a regular base. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-147 Log #187 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Add new text to read as follows: (4) Fire resistive joints and perimeter fire/smoke barriers. Through penetrations are just one of the categories included with ASTM requirements for Firestop systems. This added text more accurately describes the complete requirements as detailed in ASTM standards. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-148 Log #25 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The design shall take into consideration the include provisions for final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. Removes unenforceable language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-149 Log #26

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The design shall take into consideration the include provisions for final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. Removes unenforceable language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-150 Log #63 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: The design shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the required passive fire protection systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-143(Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-151 Log #27 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: Construction shall take into consideration the include provisions for final commissioning of the passive fire protection systems. Removes unenforceable language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-152 Log #62

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Construction shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the required passive fire protection systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-153 Log #28 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: The minimum requirements for installation shall include but not be limited to: (1) Conformance to the approved drawings and specifications. (2) Compliance with the manufactures published instructions. (3) Compliance with applicable codes and standards. (4) Materials and equipment of proper the required rating for the use. Removes unenforceable language in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-154 Log #61 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Testing and inspection shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the required passive fire protection systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-155 Log #78

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: The minimum requirements for testing and inspection shall include but not be limited to Sections 5.3.3.2.67.3.3.2.1 through 7.3.3.2.15. Testing and inspection of passive fire protection systems shall be completed as required during construction. Passive fire protection systems which have no operating components shall be inspected to verify conformance with the BOD. Passive fire protection systems which have operating components shall have their functionality tested to demonstrate compliance with the BOD. Written documentation of the testing and inspection shall be provided. Inspection and esting shall be repeated if changes are made to systems. Correct the section numbers referenced in 7.3.3.2. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-156 Log #60 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revised text to read as follows: Occupancy shall take into consideration the final commissioning of the required passive fire protection systems. As used in the sentence, the phrase the final commissioning of refers to an event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of the standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-157 Log #186 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Revise text to read as follows: Editorial Revision: (2) Any modifications made after the commissioning of the must be approved by...". This is an editorial revision only. See Committee Action on 3-143 (Log #23). This chapter is redundant as both passive and active systems are described and can be integrated together. Chapter 5 in Committee Proposal 3-129 (Log #CP24) now contains language addressing the recommendations for both types of system. Chapter 7 from the original committee draft has been deleted in its entirety.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-158 Log #CP27 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Revise Chapter 8 to read as follows:

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Chapter 8 Re-commissioning (Re-Cx) and Retro-commissioning (RCx) of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems. 8.1* General This chapter provides recommendations for the re-commissioning and retro-commissioning recommendations of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems where installed in existing structures. 8.2 Re-Commissioning. 8.2.1* Fire protection and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the commissioning process of Chapter 5 of this standard should be re-commissioned as specified by a re-commissioning plan. 8.2.2 Recommendations for Re-Commissioning. The following should be achieved during re-commissioning. 8.2.2.1 A fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be established and responsibilities shall be assigned in accordance with 5.2.2 8.2.2.2 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should complete the applicable recommendations of 5.2.1.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, and 5.5.2. 8.3 Retro-Commissioning. 8.3.1* Where testing of existing fire protection and life safety systems has not been conducted in accordance with the commissioning process of Chapter 5 of this standard, retro-commissioning should only be specified by a retro-commissioning plan. 8.3.1.1 A fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be established. 8.3.1.2 The responsibilities of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be assigned in accordance with 5.2.2. 8.3.1.3 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should complete the applicable recommendations of sections 5.2.1.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, and 5.5.2. 8.3.2 The retro-commissioning plan should be developed from a survey and evaluation of installed fire protection and life safety systems design and existing conditions. 8.3.3 Integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems should be performed in accordance with Chapter 6. The changes made to Chapter 8 are primarily editorial in nature, dealing with the conversion of this document from a standard to a recommended practice.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-159 Log #59 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revised text to read as follows: Fire prevention and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of the standard, shall be re-commissioned as specified by a re-commissioning plan developed from established documentation provided by the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 and actual existing conditions. Functional performance testing (FPT) shall be conducted as specified by a re-commissioning plan developed from established documentation provided by the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 and actual existing conditions. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. Wording was changed for consistency with other changes within the standard, and redundant wording was removed. The intent of this section is to specify where re-commissioning is required according to original construction commissioning plan.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-158 (Log #CP27) Section 8.2.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-160 Log #47

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Daniel P. Finnegan, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: 8.2.2.1 A Commissioning Team shall be established to carry out the and responsibilities defined shall be assigned in accordance with 4.2.2 as they pertain to re-commissioning, including the parties performing the periodic testing. This will enable qualified organizations that have been servicing, supporting, and documenting the fire/life safety system during its actual operation to be included in the re-commissioning process. Submitter is encouraged to develop a comment to clarify allowing the service provider to join the commissioning team. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-161 Log #58 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revised text to read as follows: Fire prevention and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of the standard shall be retro-commissioned as specified by a retro-commissioning plan from documentation developed from an investigation discovery of original systems design and actual existing conditions. Where FPT on existing fire protection and life safety systems has not been conducted in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard, retro-commissioning shall include FPT as specified by a retro-commissioning plan. This plan shall be developed from an investigative discovery of original systems design and actual existing conditions. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. Wording changed to clarify intent that retro-commissioning is performed when an existing building with existing systems might require a new commissioning plan to be developed based on the requirements of an adopted Code, or building owner.See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-158 (Log #CP27) Section 8.3.1 through 8.3.2 and Committee Proposal 3-181(Log #CP30) Section A.8.3.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-162 Log #48 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Daniel P. Finnegan, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: 8.3.1.1 A Commissioning Team shall be established to carry out the and responsibilities defined shall be assigned in accordance with 4.2.2 as they pertain to retro-commissioning, including the parties performing the periodic testing. This will enable qualified organizations that have been servicing, supporting, and documenting the fire/life safety system during its actual operation to be included in the retro-commissioning process. Submitter is encouraged to develop a comment to clarify allowing the service provider to join the commissioning team.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-163 Log #CP28 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Revise Chapter 9 to read as follows: Chapter 9 Integrated Testing Frequency

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9.1* This chapter establishes responsibilities and recommendations for the frequency of integrated testing of existing integrated fire protection and life safety systems. 9.2* The testing recommended by this chapter should apply to all buildings and facilities. 9.3 Integrated Systems Testing 9.3.1 An integrated testing plan specifying the interval for integrated testing should be submitted and approved where required by the AHJ. 9.3.1.1 Systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the commissioning process of Chapter 4 of this document should have integrated testing completed in accordance with the commissioning plan. 9.3.2 For systems that have not been commissioned, integrated testing should be performed on a periodic basis in accordance with one of the following events: (1) Where new component fire protection and life safety systems are installed and integrated to existing fire protection and life safety systems. (2) Where existing fire protection and life safety systems are modified to become component, interconnected systems. (3) Where the interconnections or sequence of operations of existing integrated fire protection and life safety systems are modified. (4) At intervals specified in an integrated testing plan as approved by the AHJ. 9.3.3* Where integrated tests are not performed in accordance with 9.4.1 or 9.4.2, the integrated test interval should not exceed five years. 9.3.4 Systems that exhibit faults, failures, or indications of such faults or failures in the interconnection, or those found to have deficiencies in the interconnection upon inspection, should be cause for an AHJ to recommend integrated testing as specified in this chapter. 9.3.5 Integrated systems testing should be performed as recommended in Chapter 6. 9.3.6 Phased sequencing of integrated testing should be permitted subject to the approval of the AHJ. 9.4 Documentation See Chapter 6 for documentation recommendations. Chapter 9 has been changed from periodic integrated testing to a focus on the frequency of integrated testing. Recommendations are now provided for both commissioned and noncommissioned buildings. Four separate options are recommended for noncommissioned buildings to give flexibility. It is recognized that the complexity of systems and the size of buildings varies widely and various options should be provided as to when integrated testing should take place to accommodate these variables. A 5-year limit has been set as a recommendation for the interval of integrated testing should none of the other recommendations be followed.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-164 Log #29 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: This Chapter shall covers the Periodic Integrated Testing requirements of active and passive fire protection and life safety systems where installed in existing structures. Adds enforceable text in accordance with the NFPA Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Section 9.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Tony Nuetzi, Old Salem Fire & Rescue Revise text to read as follows: The integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems shall be coordinated and conducted by qualified testing personnel including the circuit to the 911 center or the last point in the chain before dispatch of emergency equipment. We have found that some systems were not connected to a monitored point, some were monitored as a residence and at some the monitor point was unsure of their circuits and no contact was made with the 911 center. It is too specific on a particular testing item that is already required by the installation standard. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-166 Log #57 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Fire prevention and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of the standard shall have periodic integrated testing performed at intervals according to the commissioning plan or an interval not to exceed five years. Where the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard has been adopted, periodic integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems shall be performed at intervals according to the commissioning plan or at intervals not to exceed five years. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on 3-86 (Log #11). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Section 9.3.1.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-167 Log #171 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 9.2.3 as follows* Fire protection and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have periodic integrated testing performed at intervals according to the commissioning plan or at intervals where prescribed by the applicable NFPA standard not to exceed five years. Do not arbitrarily establish 5 years as the mandatory timeframe for periodic testing, as there is no technical basis for this number. Either specify the appropriate timeframe in the commissioning plan, that was developed and agreed upon by all stakeholders, or defer to an applicable NFPA standard (per A.3.21.3). In no case should a 5 year interval be prescribed without technical substantiation. See Committee Action on 3-86 (Log #11). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Section 9.3.1.10.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-168 Log #35

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Pascal Pfeiffer, AXA Insurance Company Revise text as follows: Fire protection and life safety systems that have been commissioned upon installation in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have periodic integrated testing performed at intervals according to the commissioning plan or the AHJ whichever is lower or at intervals not to exceed five years. It is the intention of section 9.2.3 to lower the primarily assigned periodic integrated testing interval based upon inspection results performed by the AHJ should be inspection show failures or faults in any of the systems being inspected and part of the integration. Integrated systems in structures that have not been commissioned in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have Integrated Testing performed as follows: (1) Where new component fire protection and life safety systems are installed and interconnected to existing fire protection and life safety systems. (2) Where existing fire protection and life safety systems are modified to become component, interconnected systems. (3) Where the interconnections or sequence of operations of existing integrated fire protection and life safety systems are modified. (4) At intervals specified by the OPR or by the AHJ whichever is lowernot to exceed five years. Refer to annex A.9.2.3. Any set time frame for periodic testing will be subject to questioning and may not reflect the needs for inspecting a specific system. Maximum interval for PIT has been arbitrarily set to 5 years. Provisions for such a time frequency do not rely on observation nor rate of failure analysis. it is my feeling that in some instances this frequency should be set at a quicker period which can be provided under 9.5. Those instances should include as well provision for new technologies for which a lower PIT time limit is required. NFPA being a minimum standard, a maximum time should be provided according to the commissioning plan or the OPR but this maximum time should belong enough not to interfere with other issues such as Cost of PIT PIT are intrusive and could require shut down of whole or part of the operations undergoing on site PIT require time : I do not think testing personnel whoever they may be including the AHJ will have so much time at repetitive intervals to spend for retesting what has been done during commissioning. This interval should be reduced if during a routine inspection performed by the AHJ, failure or fault of any of the systems part of the integration occurs. See Committee Action on 3-86 (Log #11).See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163

(Log #CP28).

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-169 Log #56 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Integrated systems in structure that have not been commissioned in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have Integrated Testing performed as follows: Where the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard has not been adopted, integrated testing shall be performed: The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Sections 9.3.3 and 9.4.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-170 Log #170

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise 9.2.4(4) as follows* Integrated systems in structures that have not been commissioned in accordance with the Commissioning Process of Chapter 4 of this standard shall have Integrated Testing performed as follows: (4) At intervals commensurate with the applicable NFPA standard not to exceed five years. Do not arbitrarily establish 5 years as the mandatory timeframe for periodic testing, as there is no technical basis for this number. Since there is no commissioning plan to refer back to, defer to an applicable NFPA standard (per A.3.21.3). Otherwise, delete (4) in its entirety. See Committee Action on 3-86 (Log #11).See Committee Action onCommittee Proposal 3-163 (Log #CP28) Section 9.3.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-171 Log #169 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Delete 9.6 With approval from the AHJ, the frequency of integrated testing shall be permitted to be extended. The AHJ always has the authority to revise requirements within a standard, so this text is superfluous. Moreover, with the deletion of the 5 year period testing requirement in 9.2.3 and 9.2.4(4) as proposed elsewhere, there are no prescriptive testing frequencies in this standard that an AHJ need waive.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-172 Log #CP29 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Add a reserved Chapter 11 and revise Chapter 10 to read as follows: Chapter 10 Commissioning Documentation and Forms 10.1* Approved commissioning documents and forms should be used to record commissioning and integrated testing of fire and life safety systems. 10.2 Documents from NFPA and other approved installation standards referenced in the BOD should be utilized. 10.3 Where no form or checklist exists, specific forms or checklists should be developed to document successful testing of systems and components. 10.4* Test documents should be retained by the owner for the life of the system.

Chapter 11 (Reserved) The pre-ROP Chapter 11 has been moved to Chapter 10 and a reserved Chapter 11 has been added. Only editorial changes were made to Chapter 10; however, various sample forms have been added to the old Annex D (Annex C in draft). Several forms referenced in the San Francisco ROP Draft were eliminated to coordinate and eliminate confusion with others standards (i.e. NFPA 72).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-173 Log #92

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: Personnel qualifications of mMembers of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team shall meet the requirements of this section. This proposal revises the text to include both the qualifications and responsibilities of the FPLS commissioning team and clarifies that the requirements apply only to the fire protection and life safety commissioning team, not the overall building commissioning team.

Changed section to chapter 4 for clarity. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-53 (Log #CP23) Section 4.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-174 Log #102 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Add new Section 10.2 Responsibilities:

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The Owner shall be responsible for the commissioning of all fire and life safety systems. The owner shall be permitted to delegate the responsibility for commissioning to the occupant, management firm or managing individual through specific provisions in a lease, written use agreement or management contract. The Owner shall be responsible for the following: (1) Contracting the Commissioning Process. (2) Include the Commissioning responsibility of the Registered Design Professional within the scope for design services. (3) Assist in the development of and approve the OPR. (4) Assign operations and maintenance personnel to participate in the commissioning process. (5) Review and approve any changes to the OPR. (6) Review and approve the construction documents. (7) Review and comment on the Commissioning Process Progress Reports. (8) Review and comment on the Commissioning Team's progress reports. (9) Review and accept the final Commissioning Record. The FCxA shall be responsible for the following: (1) Organize and lead the Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team (2) Coordinate Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Facilitate the development of and document the OPR. (4) Verify that Commissioning Process activities are clearly stated in all scopes of work. (5) Identify and integrate the Commissioning Process activities into the project schedule. (6) Prepare the Commissioning Plan. (7) Prepare the Commissioning Process activities to be included in the project specifications. (8) Execute the Commissioning Process. (9) Review the plans and specifications during the Pre-Design and Design Phases. (10) Attend pre-bid meeting to detail the Commissioning Contractor requirements. (11) Review and approve the Systems Manual. (12) Track and document issues and deviations to the OPR and log resolutions in the Issues Log. (13) Write and review Commissioning Process Progress Reports. (14) Witness system testing. (15) Review installation and record documents. (16) Recommend acceptance of the systems to the Owner. (17) Track development, accuracy and compliance with sequence of operation (matrix). (1) Include all Commissioning Process requirements and activities in the scope of services. (2) Attend required Commissioning Team meetings. (3) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (4) Implement the training program as required by the Contract Documents. (5) Provide submittals to the RDP, Owner and Commissioning Team. (6) Develop individual system test plan, including acceptance and integrated testing. (7) Notify the General Contractor and FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (8) Demonstrate the performance of the systems, including integration. (9) Complete the Construction Checklists as the work is accomplished. (10) Continuously maintain the Record Drawings as required by the Construction Documents. (1) Provide technical support to the Installation Contractor. (2) Provide all information required for the operation and maintenance of the system. (3) Provide the requirements to maintain the warranty as part of the initial submittal. Printed on 4/29/2010 83

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(4) Provide factory test documentation when required (5) Assist the Installation Contractor in the development of the individual systems test plans. (6) Assist the Installation Contractor and Commissioning Team with installation verification and testing. (7) Assist in development and implementation of system training. (1) Participate and assist in the development of the OPR. (2) Document the Basis of Design. (3) Prepare Contract Documents. (4) Respond to the Commissioning Team design submission review comments. (5) Specify operation and maintenance of systems in the project specifications. (6) Review and incorporate the Commissioning Teams comments, as appropriate. (7) Review test procedures submitted by the installation contractor. (8) Review and comment on the Commissioning Process Progress Reports and Issues Log reports. (9) Review and accept record documents as required by the Contract Documents. (10) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. (11) Recommend final acceptance of the systems to the Owner.

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(1) Include Commissioning Process requirements and activities in all contracts. (2) Obtain cooperation and participation of all subcontractors and manufacturers. (3) Attend required Commissioning Team meetings. (4) Include Commissioning Process milestones in the project schedule. (5) Notify the FCxA when systems are ready for testing. (6) Certify that all work has been completed and the facility is operational in accordance with the Contract Documents. (7) Remedy deficiencies identified by the Commissioning Team during installation verification or testing. (8) Review and comment on the final Commissioning Record. (1) Review and comment on the OPR. (2) Provide technical assistance to the Commissioning Team, RDP and Installation Contractor. (3) Review any changes to the OPR. (4) Review the construction documents. (5) Review the Commissioning Team's Commissioning Process Progress Reports. (6) Review the Commissioning Team's progress reports. (7) Review the Commissioning Team's Commissioning Record. (8) Review the Systems Manual. (1) Attend systems training sessions. (2) Review and comment on the OPR. (3) Review and comment on the Systems Manuals. (4) Organize, coordinate and implement system inspection, testing and maintenance as required by the Systems Manuals. (1) Participate in Commissioning Team meetings as necessary. (2) Provide all inspection, testing and performance criteria required for acceptance and issuance of Certificate of Occupancy to be included in the Commissioning Plan. (3) Witness installation verification and system testing in conjunction with the Commissioning Team, as necessary. (4) Identify appropriate AHJ personnel to attend training. (Personnel associated with the AHJ) Renumber existing Section 10.2 to 10.3 Add new Section 4.2.2.2 as follows: 4.2.2.2 The Fire Protection and Life Safety Commissioning Team shall meet the requirements of Chapter 10. The responsibilities of the FPLS commissioning team belong in Chapter 10 with the qualifications. In addition, the responsibilities should be listed prior to the qualifications to clarify the importance and role of the individual FPLS commissioning team members.

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5.2.2.15. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-175 Log #49

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Daniel P. Finnegan, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: The Fire Commissioning Agent shall have no financial interest (owner, division or subsidiary, partner, operating officer, distributor, salesman or technical representative) in any fire protection or life safety equipment manufacturers, suppliers or installers for any such equipment provided as part of the project, or a service provider for the project. As such, qualified independent third party firms or individuals shall be considered for designation as the Fire Commissioning Agent. This will strengthen the independence of the Fire Commissioning Agent. The existing language leaves too much open for interpretation. This language clear lines of separation. This would defeat the intent of the definition of Commissioning Agent, who is a service provider. Committee agrees the commissioning agent should not have a bias as already stated in the Standard. Safeguards proposed are already covered in the annex. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-176 Log #93 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows: Installation contractor(s) shall be knowledgeable and experienced in the installation of the type of system proposed to be installed. Installation contractor(s) shall be licensed and/or (certified) where required by the AHJ and/or codes and standards. The proposed revision changes the intent from multiple contractors to one or more contractors depending on the specific project. The revision to section 10.2.2.2 revises the requirement to licensed or certified depending on the locality. Some AHJs in both the U.S. and abroad provide/require a certification but not a license.

5.2.2.15.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-177 Log #101 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Douglas W. Fisher, Fisher Engineering, Inc. Revise text as follows:

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A Registered Design Professional (RDP) shall be a registered (licensed) professional engineer, architect, or other professional with credentials acceptable to the jurisdiction where the project is taking place. The Registered Design Professionals (RDP) shall be individually identified in the specifications or other enabling documentation. At a minimum, a qualified Registered Design Professional shall have comprehensive knowledge of the following: (1) The design, installation, operation and maintenance of all systems proposed to be installed (2) How individual and integrated systems operate during a fire or other emergency. Section 10.2.3.1 is a definition and should be located in Chapter 3 and aligned with the NFPA glossary of terms.

See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-53 (Log #CP23) Section 4.2.3. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-178 Log #30 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Revise text to read as follows: Insert the attached forms into Annex D and renumber existing Annex D to Annex E. Approved commissioning documents and forms shall be used to record commissioning and integrated testing of fire and life safety systems. the forms shown in Annex D are examples of the documentation required by this standard. ***Insert Artwork Forms 1-9 Here*** Sample test forms are needed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-172 (Log #CP29) Section 10.1 and Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.10.1.

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COMMISSIONING SUBMITTAL / APPROVAL


Project: ________________________________________ From (initially): _________________________ To: ___________________________ SUBMITTAL NO: ______________ New Resubmittal Equipment / System Name: __________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________ Submittal Type: ID #: _________ _________ _________ Cx Section No: ___________

Documentation (describe) __________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Functional test procedure forms: _____________________________________________ Completed functional test procedure record or report: ____________________________ Prefunctional checklist: ____________________________________________________ Startup and initial checkout forms:____________________________________________ Completed startup documentation or report:____________________________________

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SEQUENCES OF OPERATION AND FUNCTIONAL TEST PROCEDURES SUBMITTAL


Project: _________________________________ From (initially): _________________________ SUBMITTAL NO: ______________ New Resubmittal To (initially):___________________________

Equipment / System Tag and Name: _______________________________________________ Included: ___Sequences of Operation (enlarged from original control drawings and specification documents) ___Functional test procedures and forms Submissions / Returns The following checked individuals will receive these documents for review and/or approval:
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Project: _________________________ To: ______________________________ From: ____________________________ __Completed Functional Test Approval Equipment / System Name: _________________________ Equipment Tag: _______ Functional Test Description: ________________________________________________ __Document Review Document Name and ID: _________________________________ Review Description: _______________________________________________________ The test(s) of the above equipment or the review of the referenced document(s) have been completed and performance of the component, system or documents complies with the acceptance criteria in the testing or document requirements of the Specifications and Contract Documents, subject to the changes being made as listed below or on an attached sheet. __Sheets attached A copy of the completed test or document review is attached. (Y/N) ____ Commissioning Agent Approval: ______________________________________________________
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Recommended actions: ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Requested schedule adjustments: ____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Next steps: __________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Other comments (include general comments and field notes): ______________________________
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Figure D.1.9 Cx Corrective Action Report

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COMMISSIONING FUNCTIONAL TESTING PLAN OVERVIEW


Project: _______________________
Equipment / System and Related Controls When Testing Can Start (date or event)

Date: _____________
Estimated Duration of Test (hrs) During Occupied Period During Unoccupied 1 Period

Prepared by:________________
Needed Participants at Testing (besides CA) Test Written? Test Proced. Needs Review

These columns are to designate whether tests must be done during hours when the building is not occupied.

Figure D.1.10 Cx Functional Testing Plan Overview

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COMMISSIONING FUNCTIONAL TESTING STATUS


Project: _______________________
Equipment / System Functionally Tested?

Date: _____________
Pass / Fail

Prepared by:________________
Next Test Date

When Can It Be Retested?

Figure D.1.11 Cx Functional Testing Status

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TRAINING AND ORIENTATION AGENDA


Project: _______________________
Equipment / System:

Date: _______________
Spec Section: _____________

Section 1. Audience and General Scope

[Owner and Commissioning Agent fill out this section and transmit entire form to responsible contractors. Attach training specification section.

Intended audience type (enter number of staff): ___facility manager, ___facility engineer, ___facility technician, ___project manager, ___tenant, ___other:__________________________________________ General objectives and scope of training: (check all that apply) ___ A. Provide an overview of the purpose and operation of this equipment, including required interactions of trainees with the equipment. ___ B. Provide technical information regarding the purpose, operation and maintenance of this equipment at an intermediate level, expecting that serious malfunctions will be addressed by factory reps. ___ C. Provide technical information regarding the purpose, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of this equipment at a very detailed level, expecting that almost all operation, service and repair will be provided by the trainees.

Section 2. Instructors
ID Trainer

[Commissioning agent fills in Company. Trainer fills out the balance, prior to training.]

Company

Position / Qualifications

1) ________________________ 2) ________________________ 3) ________________________

__________________ ______________________________________ __________________ ______________________________________ __________________ ______________________________________

Section 3. Agenda [The responsible contractors have their trainers fill out this section and submit to Owner and
Commissioning Agent for review and approval prior to conducting training.]

Location: ___site _____________________________________ Date __________________ ___classroom (location)_____________________________________, Date___________________ Agenda of general subjects covered Completed
( all that will be covered) ( when completed)

Duration Instructor
(min.) (ID) ()

___General purpose of this system or equipment (design intent) ___Review of control drawings and schematics (have copies for attendees) ___Startup, loading, normal operation, unloading, shutdown, unoccupied operation, seasonal changeover, etc., as applicable ___Integral controls (packaged): programming, troubleshooting, alarms, manual operation ___Building automation controls (BAS): programming, troubleshooting, alarms, manual operation, interface with integral controls

________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________

______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Figure D.1.12 Training and Orientation Agenda 1

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___Interactions with other systems, operation during power outage and fire ________ ___Relevant health and safety issues and concerns and special safety features ________ ___Energy conserving operation and strategies ________ ___Any special issues to maintain warranty ________ ___Common troubleshooting issues and methods, control system warnings and error messages, including using the control system for diagnostics ________ ___Special requirements of tenants for this equipments function ________ ___Service, maintenance, and preventative maintenance (sources, spare parts inventory, special tools, etc.) ________ ___Question and answer period ________ ___ Emergency responder Procedure ________ Other subjects covered, specific to the equipment: Completed
_____________________________________________________________ ______

________ ________ ______ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________

______

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

Duration Instructor
________ ________

_____________________________________________________________ ________ _____________________________________________________________ ________ _____________________________________________________________ ________ _____________________________________________________________ ________ _____________________________________________________________ ________ _____________________________________________________________ ________ Total duration of training (hrs) ---------------------------------------------------> ______ Training methods that will be included (clarify as needed):

________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________

______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______

(Trainer checks all that apply)

use of the O&M manuals, illustrating where the verbal training information is found in writing each attendee will be provided: 1) the control drawing schematic and sequence of operations; 2) a copy of this agenda. discussion/lecture at site______________________________________________________________ site demonstration of equipment operation________________________________________________ ___written handouts____________________________________________________________________ ___manufacturer training manuals_________________________________________________________ ___classroom lecture____________________________________________________________________ ___classroom hands-on equipment_________________________________________________________ ___video presentation___________________________________________________________________ question and answer period____________________________________________________________

Section 4. Approvals and Use [Once the Agenda has been filled out by the Trainer, the Owner and
Commissioning Agent review, make edits, sign and return to Contractor who provides to the Trainer for use during training. Copies of Agenda shall be provided to trainees.]

Figure D.1.12 Training and Orientation Agenda 2

NFPA 3 F2010 ROC Comment on Proposal 3-210 This plan has been approved by the following individuals, subject to the additions and clarifications noted in the left columns marked add. (This is not an approval of training completion.)

_______________________________________
Owners Representative

_________________________
Date

_______________________________________
Commissioning Agent

_________________________
Date

Figure D.1.12 Training and Orientation Agenda 3

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-179 Log #79

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: Test documents shall be retained by the owner, on site, for the life of the system. A.11.4 The documents should be maintained at the site, but this may not always be practical. If the test documents are kept somewhere other than on-site, then there should be a sign indicating where the documents are located. There are many times that the test document s may not be safely kept at a site. For example, an office building that is leased to others than the owner may not have a suitable location to keep the documents. It would be better for the owner to maintain the documents at the owners office with other vital records. A second example is a hazardous storage building. The test documents could be easily destroyed. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-172 (Log #CP29) Section 10.4 and Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.10.4. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-180 Log #80 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: Renumber sections in Annex. A.3.13 should be A.3.3.12 A.3.19 should be A.3.3.18 Figure A.3.19 is Figure A.3.3.18 A.3.20.1 should be A.3.3.19.1 Figure A.3.20.1 should be Figure A.3.3.19.1 A.3.22.2 should be A.3.3.21.2 A.3.22.3 should be A.3.3.21.3 A.3.22.4 should be A.3.3.21.4 Section numbering became mixed up in editing the draft. These changes should correct the problems. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Annex A.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-181 Log #CP30 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Revise Annex A to read as follows:

NFPA 3

***** include NFPA 3 Annex A.doc*********

Certain explanatory in the Annex that no longer applied to NFPA 3 as a proposed standard has been removed. In addition, new Annex material has been added in correlation with some of the new definitions added to Chapter 3 (i.e installation contractor, passive fire protection system, etc.). A new figure has been provided for the integrated system definition Annex material. This new figure more accurately and clearly depicts example of integrated systems. Table 5.1.1 has been added to demonstrate examples of roles and responsibilities of the various members of a commissioning team. Annex material has been added to Chapter 5 to better clarify the responsibilities of the commissioning agent and the insurance representative, to provide examples of passive fire protection systems, and to further clarify other new material added to Chapter 5. Annex material for Chapter 7 has been added to provide examples of and further explain interconnected systems, to provide examples of the scopes of work that can be included in integrated testing, and to further clarify the responsibilities of the integrated testing agent. Annex material has been provided for Chapter 9 to clarify the application and purpose of the Chapter and to further explain the option of a 5-year interval for integrated testing.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-182 Log #191 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Add new text to read as follows: No A.3.3.2.2 was located even though such was indicated by 3.3.2.2*. The proposed text for A.3.3.2.2 reads as follows: The qualified person, company or agency that plans, coordinates and oversees the entire commissioning process may be required meet the qualifications established by the owner, as well as the qualifications that may be established by the AHJ(s). The respective AHJ(s) need to be consulted prior to the selection of the Commissioning Authority so that all qualification requirements are identified and met. There needs to be some guidance in the standard to notify the responsible persons that the AHJ(s) may have laws, rules, regulations, policies, or practices that establish minimum qualifications for individuals and or firms that are involved in the commissioning process. The proposed text is provided as an example. If the example is not acceptable, I urge the TC to provide the needed guidance in A.3.3.2.2. This document does not specify qualifications for total commissioning. The asterisk was an editorial error. The AHJ is already part of the commissioning team.

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Annex A Explanatory Material Annex A is not a part of the requirements of this NFPA document but is included for informational purposes only. This annex contains explanatory material, numbered to correspond with the applicable text paragraphs. A.1.2 System commissioning and integrated testing is critical to ascertain that systems are installed and function in accordance with the BOD and OPR and that testing is documented. It is not the intent of this standard to supplant the existing requirements of other codes and standards, but this standard can provide the appropriate guidance for a specific system or component where testing is not otherwise addressed. Such guidance should be developed by the fire protection and life safety commissioning team. A.1.3 Planning for fire protection and life safety in and around a building or structure involves an integrated system approach that enables the system designer to analyze all of the components as a total fire safety system package. A.1.3.1 This standard is not intended to be applied where not required by applicable codes or other requirements of the owners project requirements (OPR) or AHJ. A.1.3.1(1) Project infrastructure should include those systems and utilities necessary for the support and operation of the fire protection and life safety systems of the proposed project. These infrastructure items can include the following: (1) Access roadways for general ingress and egress and those necessary for fire department access in accordance with local codes, standards, and policies (2) Utility systems for the provisions of electric power, fuel gas, water, and waste water; communication systems, and any other utility system deemed essential for the support of project operations (3) On-site combined heat and power generation systems, electric power generation plants or systems, fuel gas storage facilities, water supply and storage facilities, and environmental or waste management systems

A.1.3.1(6) Examples of standby power would include power to smoke control systems, stair pressurization systems, smoke-proof enclosure ventilation systems, electric driven fire pumps, fire service access elevators, fire suppression system controllers, and so forth. A.1.3.1(8) Examples include, but are not limited to, floor ceilings and roof decks, doors, windows, barriers, walls, and other fire and smoke control assemblies. A.1.3.1 (11) Egress system and egress components should include the following: (1) Emergency lighting and exit signs (2) Egress components (e.g., corridors, stairs) (3) Major egress components, such as corridors, stairs, ramps, and so forth (4) Exit path marking systems A.1.3.2 Fire and life safety systems can have problems during startup and installation. When implemented correctly, a realistic commissioning plan minimizes startup and long-term problems, reduces operational costs, and minimizes future maintenance requirements.

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A.1.3.2(5) Consideration should be given to providing training for emergency response personnel. A.1.3.3(3) See Figure A.3.3.16 for a sample fire alarm system. A.1.3.5 In order for all of the requirements of NFPA 13 to apply to a project, the specifications need to require the entire commissioning process rather than just referencing NFPA 3. For many simple buildings, NFPA 3 can be considered satisfied by performing the acceptance tests and the inspection, testing, and maintenance required by the NFPA standards for the systems in a building. For example, a building with a simple sprinkler system and alarm system can meet NFPA 3 by meeting the requirements of NFPA 13, NFPA 25, and NFPA 72. In order to invoke the rest of the requirements of NFPA 3, the specifications need to reference 1.3.5. For example, in order to invoke the requirements in the rest of NFPA 3, specifications should read, The building fire protection systems shall be designed, installed, tested, commissioned, and maintained in accordance with commissioning process of NFPA 3, Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems. Without this specific language, only 1.3.5 of NFPA 3 would apply. A.3.2.1 Approved. The National Fire Protection Association does not approve, inspect, or certify any installations, procedures, equipment, or materials; nor does it approve or evaluate testing laboratories. In determining the acceptability of installations, procedures, equipment, or materials, the authority having jurisdiction may base acceptance on compliance with NFPA or other appropriate standards. In the absence of such standards, said authority may require evidence of proper installation, procedure, or use. The authority having jurisdiction may also refer to the listings or labeling practices of an organization that is concerned with product evaluations and is thus in a position to determine compliance with appropriate standards for the current production of listed items. A.3.2.2 Authority Having Jurisdiction. The phrase authority having jurisdiction, or its acronym AHJ, is used in NFPA documents in a broad manner, since jurisdictions and approval agencies vary, as do their responsibilities. Where public safety is primary, the authority having jurisdiction may be a federal, state, local, or other regional department or individual such as a fire chief; fire marshal; chief of a fire prevention bureau, labor department, or health department; building official; electrical inspector; or others having statutory authority. For insurance purposes, an insurance inspection department, rating bureau, or other insurance company representative may be the authority having jurisdiction. In many circumstances, the property owner or his or her designated agent assumes the role of the authority having jurisdiction; at government installations, the commanding officer or departmental official may be the authority having jurisdiction. A.3.2.3 Listed. The means for identifying listed equipment may vary for each organization concerned with product evaluation; some organizations do not recognize equipment as listed unless it is also labeled. The authority having jurisdiction should utilize the system employed by the listing organization to identify a listed product. A.3.2.4 Recommended Practice. There are other standards-making bodies that define the term recommended practice differently. A.3.3.1 Basis of Design (BOD). The basis of design is normally used to assist the commissioning authority and the authority having jurisdiction in the plan review, inspection, and acceptance process. A.3.3.2 Building. The term building is to be understood as if followed by the words or portions thereof. The intent is to also apply this standard to structures such as roadway and transit
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tunnels, bridges, towers, fuel storage facilities, and other structures in so far as this document applies. A.3.3.3.1 Commissioning (Cx). Commissioning is achieved in the design phase by documenting the design intent and continuing throughout construction, acceptance, and the warrantee period with actual verification of performance, operation and maintenance (O&M) documentation verification, and the training of operating personnel. A.3.3.3.2 Commissioning Authority (Cx). A commissioning authority is typically provided and leads the overall fire protection and life safety commissioning team when the commissioning process is applied to more than one building system that is, total building commissioning. When the commissioning process is only applied to fire and life safety systems, the FCxA can assume the role of the commissioning authority. A.3.3.3.3 Commissioning Plan. The commissioning plan establishes the framework for how commissioning will be handled and managed on a given project. A.3.3.3.6 Re-commissioning (Re-Cx). Re-commissioning can be initiated periodically or in response to building renovation or a change in building use. A.3.3.3.7 Retro-commissioning (RCx). Retro-commissioning is a process that ensures that building systems perform interactively according to the design intent and/or to meet the owners current operational needs. This is achieved by documenting the design intent where possible and the current operational needs, measuring the existing performance, implementing necessary operational and/or system modifications, followed by actual verification of performance, verification of operation and maintenance (O&M) documentation, and the training of operating personnel. Retro-commissioning explains the analogy and methodology used by the designers in the design of the systems for the protection of the building, occupants, and emergency response personnel. A.3.3.8 Installation Contractor. Installation contractors often provide shop drawings, working plans, and other related documents. A.3.3.11 Narrative. The narrative is written to assist and expedite the plan review and inspection process by the AHJ. It is maintained on file for use at the time of final inspection and for periodic reviews during future field inspections. It is referenced by the building owner and authority having jurisdiction to insure that all future modifications, alterations, additions, or deletions to the original systems are current and that the original systems protection and required system performance are not compromised or have not been altered without building or fire official prior review. The narrative should be recognized by all entities that it is one of the key documents associated with the commissioning process. Building owners benefit by knowing how their buildings fire protection and life safety systems work. The narrative provides a procedure including methods for testing and maintenance. A copy of the narrative report should be kept on the premises and should be available for review prior to testing and proposed modifications to any portion of the buildings fire protection and life safety systems. Development Format. The narrative is prepared by a qualified, identified individual who has taken charge in the development of an entire coordinated narrative that includes all information regarding the design basis, sequence of operation, and testing criteria associated with all required or non-required fire protection systems set forth by applicable laws, codes, regulations, and local ordinances of the jurisdiction and applicable national and or international standards.

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The narrative should be submitted with plans and specifications for review and approval by the AHJ prior to the issuance of a building permit. The narrative should be written in a clear conversational format. The construction specifications should not be considered a narrative, however some applicable portions of the construction specifications could be included to support or clarify the intent of the narrative. The narrative is a stand-alone document, it should be 8-1/2 in. x 11 in. for filing and ease of use by the AHJ and building owners including an administrative cover page identifying the project name, building address, name, address, and phone number of the individual who has taken charge in the preparation of the narrative. Commentary. Codes and standards are written in a way to require uniformity in design and construction for all buildings and structures. The codes and standards can be subjective and are subject to interpretation by building owners, designers, and the AHJ; uniformity is not always necessarily achieved. The narrative should attempt to clarify to the AHJ the designers intent and interpretation of the code and standards. The AHJ can agree or disagree with the designers interpretation. Historically, the requirements for fire protection and life safety systems have become site specific and building code requirements are not uniformly enforced. The size of the community, fire department staffing, fire department equipment availability, and suppression tactics established by the local fire department have affected the uniformity of enforcement. Site specific requirements more or less than that of the building code can have reasonable intent, however this type of enforcement in some cases has proven to be controversial in the applicability of code uniformity. The narrative can be and should be a valuable instrument when accurately prepared, and it will establish a line of communication between the designer and the Authority Having Jurisdiction, resulting in what the building codes and standards mandate, which is uniformity and consensus in the interpretation of the codes and standards. The narrative should be written in a three sectional format and subsections as necessary (methodology, sequence of operation, and testing criteria sections) for clarity and should be limited to a summary. A sample narrative outline can be found in Annex B. A.3.3.16 Sequence of Operation. See Figure A.3.3.16.

Figure A.3.3.16 Sequence of Operation. (as shown in the draft at the end of this report)

A.3.3.18.2 Active Fire Protection System. Examples of active systems include but are not limited to gaseous extinguishing systems, sprinklers, standpipes, dampers or fire alarm systems. A.3.3.18.4 Life Safety System. These can include both active and passive fire protection systems, devices, or assemblies; several items of equipment, processes, actions, or behaviors, grouped or interconnected so as to reduce injuries or death from fire or other life-threatening event. A.3.3.18.5 Passive Fire Protection System. Examples of passive systems include but are not limited to floor-ceilings and roof, door, window, and wall assemblies, spray-applied fire-resistant materials and other fire and smoke control assemblies. Passive fire protection systems can include active components and may be impacted by active systems, such as fire dampers.
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A.3.3.19.1 Integrated System. An integrated system contains systems that are physically connected and others that are not. An integrated system can contain a combination of fire protection and life safety systems and non-fire protection and life safety systems (i.e. building systems such as elevators, HVAC systems, automatic door closures, etc.) that may or may not be physically connected, but that are required to operate together as a whole to achieve overall fire protection and life safety objectives. For example, a smoke control system is often activated by water flow in a sprinkler system but the sprinkler system is not physically connected to the HVAC system. The physical connection is from the sprinkler system to the fire alarm system and then to the building automation system. Further examples of integrated systems include is the need for wall integrity when using total flooding suppression agents or automatic door closures that are to close upon activation of smoke control systems or stair pressurization systems. See Figure A.3.3.19.1 for examples of integrated systems.

Figure A.3.3.19.1 Integrated System. (as shown in the draft at the end of this report) A.3.3.19.2 Interconnected System. Interconnected systems are connected so that a binary output from one system causes a binary input in another system or systems. One example is a waterflow switch that is either open or closed (binary output) which when connected to the input of a fire alarm system can cause multiple outputs in the fire alarm system including sounding the waterflow bell and notification appliances, starting smoke control systems, and so forth. Combined systems are connected so that data from one component system is shared with other component systems, which then make independent decisions to achieve a desired result. The communication can be one-way or two-way, serial or parallel. A combined system can have components that are interconnected too. An integrated system is one in which the components communicate between multiple data processing units. Interconnected systems consist of electrically, optically, or wireless transmissions, normal/notnormal connections, or data transfer protocols such as BACnet and LonWorks. A.3.3.19.2.1 Switch Connections. For purposes of this definition a relay is an electrically controlled switch. An example of a monitored switch is a waterflow switch that is either open or closed (normal/not-normal output) which when connected to the input of a fire alarm system can cause multiple outputs in the fire alarm system including sounding the waterflow bell and notification appliances, starting smoke control systems, and so forth. An example of a relay as a switch connection is for elevator control when a fire alarm relay controls when the fire fighters recall occurs through the elevator control monitoring the status of the fire alarm relay. A.3.3.19.2.2 Data Sharing Systems. Data sharing systems are connected such that data from one component system is shared with other component systems, which then make independent decisions to achieve a desired result. The communication can be one-way or two-way, serial or parallel. A data sharing system can have components that are switch connections too. A.3.3.19.3 Interconnections. Interconnections could consist of electrical binary connections or data transfer protocols. Example of data transfers are BACnet or other data exchange protocols. A.3.3.21.2 Integrated Testing. Integrated testing can include other building systems integrated to fire and life safety systems such as elevator recall or HVAC control.
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A.3.3.21.3 Pre-Functional Testing. Such testing should follow the original acceptance test at intervals specified in the applicable installation or maintenance standard, and may include procedures recommended by the manufacturers published documentation. Pre-functional testing is conducted in preparation for other types of testing. A pre-functional testing checklist is often incorporated into the startup process. This testing is typically conducted according to a checklist developed by the FCxA that incorporates manufacturers requirements and insures objectives prior to final acceptance testing. These tests can be complete or partial. In many cases such as with fire pumps per NFPA 20 this is required prior to acceptance testing as the coordination of attendance by multiple AHJs can be required. A.3.3.21.4 Preliminary Testing. Preliminary testing is conducted in preparation for other types of testing. A preliminary testing checklist is often incorporated into the startup process. A.4.2.1.1 Examples of individuals qualified to provide FCxA services can include, but are not limited to, those individuals who are as follows: (1) Registered professional fire protection engineers (2) Registered professional engineers in other disciplines with sufficient knowledge in the applicable fire protection and life safety systems (3) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or construction of the type of facility to be commissioned (4) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or installation of the type of fire and life safety systems installed The FCxA should have no business relationships (owner, division or subsidiary, partner, operating officer, distributor, salesman, or technical representative) with any fire protection or life safety equipment manufacturers, suppliers, or installers for any such equipment provided as part of this project. As such, qualified independent third-party firms or individuals should be considered for designation as the FCxA. The FCxA should have a minimum of five years experience in facility construction, inspection, acceptance testing, or commissioning as it relates to fire protection and life safety. A.4.2.2.2 Installation contractors should be certified by an organization responsible for certification of technical installation personnel and approved by the AHJ. A.4.2.4 Construction managers should possess skills in the following categories of construction management: (1) Project management planning (2) Cost management (3) Time management (4) Quality management (5) Contract administration (6) Safety management (7) Professional practice This should include specific activities such as defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims. A.4.2.5.2 The level of knowledge required should be commensurate with the level of interaction with the systems.

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A.4.2.6 Governmental AHJs (fire inspection personnel) should have the ability to determine the operational readiness of fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems, given test documentation and field observations, so that systems are in an operational state. Fire inspection personnel should be able to verify code compliance of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and operations so that the systems and other equipment are maintained in accordance with applicable codes and standards. In addition, fire inspection personnel involved in fire protection system commissioning should be able to witness an acceptance test for integrated fire protection systems so that the test is conducted in accordance with the approved design and applicable codes and standards, and the system performance can be evaluated for compliance. Individuals should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the codes and standards related to the installation and operational requirements of integrated fire and life safety systems, such as elevator recall or operation of a smoke removal system upon activation of fire detection devices, or other integrated operations of fire protection systems in a structure in accordance with the applicable building, mechanical, and/or fire codes of the jurisdiction. A.4.2.7 Governmental AHJs (fire inspection personnel) should have the ability to determine the operational readiness of fire detection and alarm systems and fire suppression systems, given test documentation and field observations, so that systems are in an operational state. Fire inspection personnel should be able to verify code compliance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and operations so that the systems and other equipment are maintained in accordance with applicable codes and standards. In addition, fire inspection personnel involved in fire protection system commissioning should be able to witness an acceptance test for integrated fire protection systems so that the test is conducted in accordance with the approved design, applicable codes and standards and the system performance can be evaluated for compliance. Individuals should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the codes and standards related to the installation and operational requirements of integrated fire and life safety systems, such as elevator recall or operation of a smoke removal system upon activation of fire detection devices, or other integrated operations of fire protection systems in a structure in accordance with the applicable building, mechanical and/or fire codes of the jurisdiction. A.4.2.6.2 License and/or certification requirements can be provided by the AHJ or other applicable NFPA or industry standards. A.5.1.1 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team should review with the owner and AHJ to determine the systems that should be subject to commissioning. Commissioning might not be required for all facilities, systems, or components. However, acceptance and integrated testing should still be performed. A reasonable degree of protection for life and property can be provided by acceptance and integrated testing for small systems or those integrated systems having simple logic. For examples of roles and responsibilities, see Table A.5.1.1.

Table A.5.1.1

Legend L = Lead P = Participate S = Support

Owner

Facility Manager or Operations Personnel

Insurance Rep

Owner Technical Support

Construction Manager

Installation Contractor

CX Agent

RDP

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I = Inform A = Accept V = Verify Identify Commissioning Team Develop Owners Project Requirements Develop preliminary commissioning scope Develop Preliminary Commissioning Plan Establish budget for all Cx work & integrate costs for commissioning into project budget Include time for Cx in initial project schedule Include Cx responsibilities in A/E & CM scope of services Contract for Commissioning Agent Services Hold Design Stage Cx meetings Identify project specific responsibilities Review Owners Project Requirements documentation for completeness & clarity Develop Basis of Design Perform focused Cx reviews of design drawings & specifications Perform project constructability reviews Incorporate appropriate changes to contract L/A S Planning Stage S P/S

L/A

P/S

L L

S S

S S

L/A

L/A

Design Stage P

P L

P L

P S

P S

L P

P P

A P

P P

P P

S/A P

I S

I L

L S

I/P

I/S

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documents based upon design reviews Refine Owners Project Requirements based upon Design Stage Decisions Create Cx specifications including testing protocols for all commissioned equip./systems Integrate Cx activities into project schedule Coordinate integration issues & responsibilities between equipment, systems & disciplines Update Commissioning Plan Incorporate commissioning requirements into Construction Contractors Scope of Work Revise Commissioning Plan as necessary Review submittals applicable to equipment/systems being commissioned Review project submittals for construction quality control & specification conformance Develop functional test procedures and documentation formats for all commissioned equipment & assemblies Include Cx requirements and

P/S

P/S

A A

I I

S L

L S

I S

Construction Stage I

I/P

S/A

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activities in each purchase order and subcontract written Develop construction checklists for equipment/systems to be commissioned Install components & systems Review RFIs and changes for impacts on Cx Demonstrate operation of systems Complete construction checklists as the work is accomplished Continuously maintain the record drawings and submit as detailed in the contract documents Coordinate functional testing for all commissioned systems & assemblies Perform quality control inspections Maintain record of functional testing Prepare Cx Progress Reports Hold Construction Phase Cx meetings Maintain master Issues Log Review equipment warranties to ensure owner responsibilities are clearly defined Implement training program for Operating Personnel Compile and deliver Turnover Package Deliver Commissioning

I A

I I I/S

A S

A L

L S

V V

I I I

P/I I

I I

P S

L L

V A

P/A

L/A

I I A P I I I I P I I

I I

I/P I/P I/P I I P I

L S P P S S

S S S P I S

P/I L L L L L

P I

I/S

A A

A P I

S S

S S

L S

S/V L

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Record Coordinate & supervise deficiency corrections Coordinate & supervise deferred & seasonal testing Review & address outstanding issues Review current building operation at 10 months into 12 month warranty period Address concerns with operating facility as intended Complete Final Commissioning Report Perform Final Satisfaction Review with Customer Agency 12 months after occupancy A P Occupancy Stage I I/S L S I

A A

P P

I I

I I

I/S S

S S

I I

I/P

The following definitions apply to the Roles & Responsibilities Matrix Lead (L) = Direct and take overall responsibility for accomplishment Support (S) = Provide assistance Accept (A) = Formally accept either in writing or verbal communication depending on the situation Participate (P) = Take part in the activity (i.e, attend meetings, etc.) Inform (I) = Make the party aware of the activity or result or provide a copy of the deliverable Verify (V) = Confirm the accuracy or completeness of the task

A.5.1.2 Figures A.5.1.2(a), A.5.1.2(b), and A.5.1.2(c) are offered to provide an example of how to perform a commissioning plan. Figure A.5.1.2(a) The Commissioning Process. (as shown in the draft at the end of this report) Figure A.5.1.2(b) The Commissioning Process.
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(as shown in the draft at the end of this report)

Figure A.5.1.2(c) The Commissioning Process. (as shown in the draft at the end of this report)

A.5.2.1.1 The fire protection and life safety commissioning team can be part of a larger total building fire protection and life safety commissioning team with team members whose focus is on commissioning electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and electronics systems. The overall team can be led by a commissioning authority whose responsibility is defined in ASHRAE Guideline 0. The individuals and entities listed are not all inclusive and should be modified on a project by project basis. If the entity listed is not part of the project, it is not the intent of this standard to require those entities to become part of the project fire protection and life safety commissioning team. The number of members of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team should be determined by project type, size, and complexity. For example, a multiple building project can require more than one FCxA, all of which are overseen by a single FCxA. A.52.1.2 Fire protection and life safety commissioning team members should be selected as their role in the project is established. For example, manufacturers representatives can not be identified until the design phase and therefore cannot participate during the planning phase. A.5.2.1.2(6) This analysis should involve making direct contact with the various federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to verify what laws, rules, regulations, codes, standards, policies, and practices are in force and applicable to the project. A.5.2.2.1(13) See Section 7.4.3 for the responsibilities of the ITa. The responsibilities of an ITa may be fulfilled by the FCxA. A.5.2.2(12) The definition of AHJ as set forth in 3.2.2 and A.3.2.2 provide information as to the large range of entities and individuals that can be an AHJ. Any and all AHJs should be included as part of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team to the extent they are deemed to need to be involved. A.5.2.2.2 The owner, FCxA, and RDP should be part of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team at this phase. Other key team members will be identified and selected as the project progresses and as their roles and responsibilities require their participation. A.5.2.2.4.2 Examples of a designated representative include the occupant, management firm, or managing individual. Delegation can be through specific provisions in a lease, written use agreement, or management contract. A.5.2.2.5.1 A CxA will only be part of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team when the fire protection and life safety systems are included in a larger building commissioning process. If the scope of the project includes fire protection and life safety systems only, then a CxA will not be present nor part of the fire protection and life safety commissioning team. A.5.2.2.11. Discussions should be performed between insurance representatives and the fire protection and life safety commissioning team during the planning phase to determine the overall scope of services to be provided by the insurance representative. A.5.2.2.11(8). This includes adequate signage on equipment for operation of a fire protection system and complete record drawings.

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A.5.2.3.2 The OPR development should include the AHJ in order to provide input regarding issues of fire department operations and access to the site and facility. Other appropriate issues for review might include emergency medical response and police issues. A.5.2.3.3 The OPR documentation should include concept architectural documentation with a focus on fire and life safety. The applicable codes and standards must recognize any state, county, city, or local amendments to the codes and standards. The AHJ should be included in the development of the OPR as early as possible in the process recognizing project confidentiality. The OPR can also incorporate budget and schedule issues. The OPR format should include the following sections: Introduction, Owners Key Project Requirements (i.e., insurance underwriters standards), General Project Description, Project Objectives, Functional Uses, Occupancy Requirements, Budget Considerations and Limitations, Performance Criteria, and Project History. This OPR can be a portion of the overall total building commissioning OPR. See Annex C for a sample OPR. The OPR is intended to be a living document that is regularly updated and modified. During the design phase the OPR can change significantly based on the needs of the proposed design. Variances to code requirements can be sought in order to meet project needs and will need to be appropriately documented in the OPR. The construction phase will include record drawings of the installed conditions of the fire and life safety systems. The OPR will then have the base documentation necessary to aid the building operators in any upgrades or changes to the building fire and life safety systems. A.5.2.4.2 All information in the commissioning plan must be project specific. The suggested structure of the commissioning plan is as follows. (1) Introduction purpose and general summary of the plan (2) Commissioning scope identifies which building assemblies, systems, subsystems, and equipment will be subjected to the commissioning processes identified in Chapter 4 (3) General project information overview of the project, emphasizing key project information and delivery method characteristics, including the OPR and project BOD (4) Team Contacts project-specific fire protection and life safety commissioning team members and contact information (5) Communication plan and protocols documentation of the communication channels to be used throughout the project. (6) Commissioning process detailed description of the project specific tasks to be accomplished during the planning, design, construction, and tenant occupancy stages with associated roles and responsibilities (7) Commissioning documentation list of commissioning documents required to identify expectations, track conditions and decisions, and validate/certify performance (8) Commissioning schedule specific sequences of operation of events and relative timeframes, dates, and durations A.5.2.4.3(12). Warranty review includes a review of all documentation relating to inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, and/or inadvertent system activation that occurred during the warranty period. The purpose of the warranty review is to determine if any modifications or adjustments to the system(s) are required. A.5.3 Construction phase documents can be started during the design phase. These documents are intended to include working plans, shop drawings or fabrication drawings, as well as operations and maintenance manuals. These documents can be created during the design or construction phases of a project without changing the responsibilities of those charged with creating these documents.
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A.5.3.1 If commissioning starts later in the design or construction process, the requirements of the previous commissioning phases should be reviewed and implemented to the extent practical. A.5.3.1(10) The issues and changes should be included in a log which documents the date the issue was raised, the responsibility for resolution of the issue, the resolution of the issue, and the date the issue was resolved. A.5.3.1(12) Include checklists requiring when AHJs and Cx Team members are to be present during acceptance testing. A.5.3.2.2 Editions referenced in this document are the latest available during the development of this standard. The user should always consult the AHJ to ensure compliance with local requirements. A.5.3.2.7 FCxA should review manuals, standards, manufacturers documents and other sources to determine the equipment and tools necessary for each phase of testing. FCxA should also confirm which contractors or other appropriate parties should calibrate and schedule the availability of the tools and equipment for the testing dates. A.5.3.3.3 O&Ms should be organized and written in a complete and concise manner to improve the ability of the building operator or maintenance technician to fully understand the performance characteristics of the system and the maintenance requirements necessary to achieve the intended performance. O&Ms should be of durable materials and contain complete project identification including, but not limited to, the following: (1) Title sheet including the complete name and address of the project, complete name and address of the installing contractor (including telephone number for emergency service) (2) Complete table of contents (3) Systems design intent documentation (4) Complete list of equipment (5) List of equipment suppliers and/or manufacturers (6) Operation and maintenance instructions for major components (7) Inspection and test reports (8) Recommended spare parts (9) Riser diagrams or schematic drawings (10) "As-built" drawings and calculations (11) Warranty (12) Other special requirements of the installation specification or installation standard such as valve tags and charts, hydraulic data nameplate information (for sprinkler systems), and so forth A.5.3.5.1 Passive fire protection systems include but are not limited to the following: (1) Fire and Smoke Dampers (2) Fire and Smoke Doors (3) Through Penetration Fire Stops (4) Smoke vents (5) Smoke drafts (6) Smoke and fire assemblies A.5.4.3.2.1 Examples of fire protection systems with no operating components include, but are not limited to: (1) Through-penetration fire-stop systems (2) Rated fire and smoke assemblies (3) Spray-applied fire-resistant material
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A.5.4.5 Training often needs to begin in the construction phase; however, some systems may require ongoing training during the occupancy and post-construction phases. A.5.4.6 This can include documents required by other codes and standards or by authorities having jurisdiction. A.5.5.2(3) For example, it can be appropriate to test stair-pressurization in both winter and summer conditions. A.5.5.2(8) This would include a digital copy of site-specific software for building automation or other integrated systems. A.5.5.2(9) The building owner or their designated representative should place the building systems through inspection, testing, and maintenance prior to the expiration of the warranty. This helps identify needed repairs. A.5.5.3.1 Additions, modifications, or alterations to systems can cause unintended consequences. The testing procedure should be re-evaluated to make sure that the repeat testing is adequate to determine the correctness of the revision. A.5.5.3.2 Significant changes to the OPR can precipitate a need to do a re-commission process. A.5.5.3.3 Design documents should be kept for the life of the facility. When there is a change in ownership the documents should be transferred to the new owner. A.5.5.4.1 A quality training session for system operation and maintenance will generally include the following components: (1) Practical examples and hands-on operation of the system (2) A course agenda (3) The expected system performance (4) Problems or modifications encountered during construction (5) Routine testing and maintenance requirements (6) Operation and maintenance manuals Additional training should be conducted after several years. This will allow the facility staff to be trained on system upgrades or modifications. This can be accomplished in conjunction with lesson-learned workshops. A.5.5.4.2 An appropriate time to schedule the initial training is at system acceptance in order to maximize its value to the participants. Secondary systems training should be held after integrated testing has been completed to allow follow-up questions and the opportunity to ask questions about situations and problems that have occurred after final acceptance. A.5.5.4.3 Sign-in sheets are useful for the contractor and fire protection and life safety commissioning team to demonstrate that training was conducted. Training sessions can be recorded to allow for future reference of the material and training for new employees. A.5.5.4.4 Continuous training can ensure the systems are maintained and tested properly and the building or structure operates successfully. A.6.2.1 Interactions include physical interconnections and impacts between systems that are not physically connected. Passive fire protection features can be impacted by active systems. A.6.2.1.4 For individual systems to work together there must be consideration of the various interconnections that can occur. Some interconnections can be directly connected and others can be more remotely involved. An example of the first is an emergency power off (EPO) system that in its operation causes loss of power to a fire protection system or the EPO system itself. An example of the second is an atrium smoke control system that functions correctly mechanically, but the air movement prevents the automatic doors from closing. A.6.2.2.2(2) Examples of equipment capacity ratings are as follows:
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Electrical: amperage, voltage, wattage, and so forth Strength: working pressure, tensile, structural, and so forth

(3) Life expectancy: years, number of cycles, and so forth A.6.2.2.2(3) A system description should be produced as an engineering document to describe system integration and functions. Each component system within the integrated system should be defined. Each interconnection should be defined. A fire hazard analysis should be produced to describe active and passive fire protection features and describe the interactions between the fire protection features of the building. A.6.2.2.2(5) This is often done by using a sequence of operation to plot inputs and outputs. A.6.2.2.2(6) In addition to noting the location of the interconnection on the drawing, it is helpful to have a labeling system to identify the interconnections in the installation. A.6.2.2.2(8) The interactions within integrated systems need to be tested often enough to ensure reliability. A.6.2.2.2(11) Examples of formats for deliverables are as follows: (1) Drawings on paper or electronic format (2) Electronic format such as PDF or DWG (3) Media format such as floppy disk, flash drive, CD, or FTP (4) Owners manuals on paper, accessible from Internet hyperlink, and so forth A.6.4.2 It is recommended that design documents be retained for the life of the appropriate systems. A.7.2.1 Interconnected systems have component systems that can operate alone for a specific purpose and can be independent of other systems. Integrated systems contain multiple systems that must work in concert to achieve the fire protection and life safety goals. These interconnections need to be tested for proper operation in addition to the acceptance testing of the individual components. A.7.2.1(2) Components of interconnected systems should be installed, maintained and tested in accordance with the applicable codes and standards. Examples include but are not limited to those systems listed in Section 1.3 A.7.3.1 The goal of integrated testing is to verify that fire protection and life safety systems operate as designed and as required by codes and standards. The scope of work can include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) Review of building plans and specifications (2) Review of applicable codes and standards (3) Review of one line riser diagram of smoke control and exhaust systems, schedules for ducts, fans, dampers, and submittals for damper operators and sequence of operation. Each piece of equipment should be numbered and identified. (4) Review of system testing matrices and as-built drawings. (5) Provide a testing matrix checklist of integrated systems. (6) Review final Testing and Balancing (TAB) reports. (7) Review one line riser of emergency electric system. (8) Review equipment software submittals. (9) Establish a team of testing participants and assign duties. (10) Coordinate pre-test meetings with stakeholders.
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Implement integrated testing by appropriate methods, verify and document operation of interface equipment under normal and emergency power after all trades complete their work. (12) Correct problems and retest. (13) Submit final report and documentation. A.7.3.2 The following are examples of subsystems that may be interconnected in integrated systems. (1) Fire alarm system (2) Emergency communication systems (ECS) (3) Building automation management system (4) Means of egress systems and components (5) Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system (6) Gas detection system (7) Normal, emergency and standby power systems (8) Automatic sprinkler system (9) Fixed fire suppression and control systems (10) Automatic operating doors and closures (11) Smoke control and management systems (12) Explosion prevention and control systems (13) Elevator and pedestrian movement systems (14) Security systems (15) Commercial cooking operations A.7.3.3 Fire protection or life safety systems can operate equipment that is not necessarily part of the fire protection or life safety system. One such example is shunt trip breakers that should be tested for proper operation. A.7.3.5 Additions, modifications, or alterations to systems can cause unintended consequences of operation to the interactions of integrated systems. The testing procedure should be re-evaluated to ensure repeat testing is adequate to determine the correctness of the revision. A.7.4.3 Examples of the responsibilities of an ITa are: (1) Review the installation contractor requirements. (2) Review the design and construction documents and specifications for each fire protection and life safety system and their associated subsystems. (3) Develop the integrated systems testing plan. (4) Document integrated test performance (5) Coordinate the scheduling of trades to perform integrated testing of systems and subsystems. A.7.4.5 Refer to Annex C for sample forms. A.8.1 Re-commissioning and retro-commissioning should be considered where expansions, improvements, or additions to existing structures require commissioning of the new fire protection and life safety systems in accordance with the commissioning process of Chapter 5 of this standard. Periodic integrated testing should be considered at intervals appropriate to the structure and systems present. A.8.2.1 The integrated testing should be considered as a coordination of the required annual or other periodic fire protection and life safety systems testing with each other and with those interconnected fire protection and life safety systems for which no periodic testing is required by
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other standards. Intervals for periodic integrated testing can be phased or adjusted based upon the building size and complexity. A.8.3.1 Retro-commissioning could be required by the adopted building or fire code, not this standard. The scope is clear that when commissioning is required, this standard should be followed. When the commissioning process is not required by the AHJ then compliance with this document could be as simple as following the inspection testing and maintenance standard for the system installed. On-site surveys should determine if or how new modifications, repairs reprogram have impacted existing systems or functions and should include the commissioning process tasks of 5.3.2.2.4, 5.3.5, and 5.3.5.4. A.9.1 The purpose of integrated fire protection and life safety systems testing is to verify that the existing systems provided in a building or facility function together as originally intended. A.9.2 The recommended testing of fire protection and life safety systems should apply, but not be limited, to the items listed in Section 1.3. A.9.3.3 It is not the intent to prescribe a periodic five-year integrated testing interval if the recommendations of 9.3.1 or 9.3.2 are met. A.10.1 The forms shown in Annex D are examples of the documentation required by this standard. A.10.4 The documents should be maintained at the site, but this might not always be practical. If the test documents are kept somewhere other than on-site, then the owner should be knowledgeable of the storage method and location of the records.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: A Commissioning Authority is typically provided and leads the overall commissioning team when more than one building system is commissioned the commissioning process is applied to more than one building system, i.e. Total Building Commissioning. When only fire and life safety systems are commissioned. When the commissioning process is only applied to fire and life safety systems. the Fire Commissioning Agent (FCxA) may assume the role of the Commissioning Authority. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-184 Log #199 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise A.4.2.3.2 to read as follows: The OPR development needs should to include the local fire department AHJ, as well as officers in charge of fire department operations pre-planning. Persons from other emergency response organizations also need to be involved. Other appropriate issues for review might include emergency medical response and law enforcement and homeland security police issues. During the development of the OPR, the following publications may provide assistance and guidance when discussing emergency response issues with local officials: NFPA 13E NFPA 1600 ; and NFPA 1620 . The revisions are offered to stress the importance of the roles of local emergency response agencies. The local fire department AHJ may not be the individual responsible for emergency response planning and fire department operations. The emergency response planning considerations need to be coordinated so that all types of emergency conditions are considered and included in the project planning process. The revision offers basic considerations. I urge the TC to expand on the emergency response preplanning needs of projects. These responsibilities have already been assigned to the AHJ in this document. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-185 Log #54 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Delete text to read as follows: The Commissioning Plan establishes the framework for how commissioning will be handled and managed on a given project. This includes a discussion of the commissioning process, OPR, schedule, budget, team and team member responsibilities, communication structures and a general description of the systems to be commissioned. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.3.3.3.3.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Pascal Pfeiffer, AXA Insurance Company Add new text as follows: All information in the Commissioning Plan must be project specific. The suggested structure of the Commissioning Plan is as follows. (1) Introduction - purpose and general summary of the Plan. (2) Commissioning Scope - The commissioning scope including which building assemblies, systems, subsystems and equipment will be commissioned on this project. (3) General Project Information - Overview of the project, emphasizing key project information and delivery method characteristics. The OPR and project BOD should be included. (4) Team Contacts - Project specific Commissioning Team members and contact information. (5) Communication Plan & Protocols - Documentation of the communication channels to be used throughout the project. (6) Commissioning Process - Detailed description of the project specific tasks to be accomplished during the Planning, Design, Construction and Tenant Occupancy Stages with associated roles & responsibilities. (7) Commissioning Documentation - List of commissioning documents required to identify expectations, track conditions and decisions and validate/certify performance. (8) Commissioning Schedule - Specific sequences of events and relative timeframes, dates and durations. This section should also state the possible systems allowed to be placed into service before commissioning is performed and when those systems are ready to be placed in service. The document currently does not state when a system should be placed in service. Systems can be operational during construction phase and might be able to protect life and property during construction phase. It is my feeling that such systems (a sprinkler system for instance) should be placed in service even if commissioning is to be performed at a later date. The time when a system is ready for service depends upon the ability of such system to operate and not on the time when the system is to be operational as per the OPR. Nevertheless I am not sure this issue can be solely addressed in annex material. My proposal is made to offer the opportunity to the Committee to address it formally. Editorial changes for Manual of Style. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.5.2.4.2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-187 Log #53 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning Scope -- The commissioning scope including identifies which building assemblies, systems, subsystems and equipment will be commissioned on this project. The word including is incorrect and does not make sense as used in the sentence. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.5.2.4.2(2).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Add language to A.4.3 stating: This document assigns activities to individual phases, but the name of the phase is not meant to indicate responsibility for the tasks. This is detailed under the Cx Team members responsibilities in each phase. Construction Phase activities are not all required to be performed by the Construction manager or contractor. As neither are Design Phase activities intended to define each activity as the act of designing. The words construction and design can mean certain things under law. This needs to be clarified by the committee. See Committee Action on 3-200 (Log #145). See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.5.3. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-189 Log #150 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Additions, modifications, or alterations to systems can cause unintended consequences systems. Editorial. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-190 Log #68 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: An appropriate time to schedule the initial training is at system acceptance in order to maximize its value to the participants. Secondary systems training should be held after the system is commissioned Functional Performance Testing (FPT) has been completed to allow follow-up questions and the opportunity to ask questions about situations and problems that have occurred after final acceptance. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. The intent of this annex is to refer to functional performance testing. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.5.5.4.2.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. New text to read as follows: Place appropriate Chapter and Section numbers next to each task in the flow charts. For ease of use and for reference by the user. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-192 Log #129 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Move Figure to Annex and rename to figure A.4.1.3(a). Address the guidance box for Update OPR & BOD (next to Design Reviews). ***Insert Figure A.4.1.3(a) Here*** This figure should be in the annex. And the guidance box mentioned has no direction in the flow chart. The path ends there. (Is arrow backwards?) Committee should provide guidance. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-193 Log #130 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Move figure to the annex. Create Yes and NO guidance at bottom most Resolve issues Triangle. It should indicate NO to the right and YES to the top. ***Insert Figure A.4.1.3(b) Here*** For user guidance. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Edit Figure 4.1.3(c). Create box with text Update Sequence of Operation MATRIX Insert it to the left of update record drawings with like arrows. Move Figure to the annex. ***Insert Figure A.4.1.3(c) Here*** Provides needed direction to the user. Flow chart is incomplete without this data. This figure is for user guidance and belongs in the annex. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-195 Log #197 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Add new text to read as follows: Provide a new annex note to read as follows: This analysis should involve making direct contact with the various federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to verify what laws, rules, regulations, codes, standards, policies, and practices are in force and applicable to the project. It is not uncommon for published information on the internet to be outdated. Direct contact can reduce the chances of encountering problems later in the project. It is not uncommon for plans to be submitted that were prepared based on codes, standards, etc. that had not been in use for several years. This often results in costly corrective action. Meeting with AHJs early in the process can be valuable to all concerned. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.5.2.1.2(6). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-196 Log #198 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise A.4.2.2 (11) to read as follows: The definition of AHJ as set forth in 3.2.2* and A.3.2.2, provide information as to the large range of entities and individuals that may be an AHJ. encompasses a large range of individuals and entities and could include local building/fire department representatives, insurance representatives, and other government entities. Any and all AHJs should be included as part of the Commissioning Team to the extent they are required to be or to the extent they are deemed to need to be involved.. The proposed revision is provided in an attempt to connect 3.2.2 with A.4.2.2 (11). A.3.2.2 offers far better coverage than that in A.4.2.2 (11).

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Robert J. Tabet, US Department of the Navy Revise text to read as follows: Commissioning Scope -- The commissioning scope including which building assemblies, systems, subsystems and equipment will be commissioned on this project will be subjected to the commissioning processes identified in Chapter 4. The word commissioned is used as a final event, and is not consistent with the body and intent of this standard. As indicated in the definitions (3.3.2.1), commissioning is a systematic process. Accept in Principle

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-198 Log #137 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: If commissioning starts later in the design or construction process, the requirements of the previous commissioning phases should be reviewed and implemented to the extent practical. (More discussion on the benefits of going back to the pre-design/design stage reviews and implementation, particularly with the OPR). Remove placeholder text. Create the extra text if still desired. Current wording is not appropriate for a standard. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo. Submitter is invited to present a comment that meets the intent of his substantiation. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-199 Log #183 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Revise text to read as follows: Facilities personnel The building owner or their designated representative should place the building systems... Change the wording from Facilities personnel to building owner. This is more consistent with other type documents with similar types of requirements. It is also consistent with the language used throughout the body of this text as well.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Construction phase documents can be started during tThe design phase. These documents are intended to include working plans, shop drawings or fabrication drawings, as well as operations and maintenance manuals. It is understood that tThese documents may be created during the design or construction at different phases of a project without changing the responsibilities of those charged with creating these documents . but fall under the design phase in the commissioning process. We believe the Committee intended this to be placed in the annex. This moves language to the appropriate location. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-201 Log #154 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Cecil Bilbo, Jr., National Fire Sprinkler Association, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: Move annex material from A.8.2.1 to A.9.1.1 and revise as follows: The Integrated testing should be considered as a coordination of the required annual or other periodic fire protection and life safety systems testing with each other and with those interconnected fire protection and life safety systems for which no periodic testing is required by other standards. Intervals for periodic integrated testing can be phased or adjusted based upon the building size and complexity. Relocates this annex material to the appropriate chapter and further clarifies committees intent. This proposal generated from discussions held by the Chapter 4 Task Group. Members include: Kim Gruner, George Church, John Hulett, Mike Devore, Bob Tabet and Cecil Bilbo.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Revise A.9.1.2 as follows* Periodic integrated testing is intended to verify correct operation of the components and interconnection of the fire protection and life safety systems as designed or as currently required by applicable code and standard. It is not the intent of this section to reevaluate the original system design. Periodic testing needs to validate whether the system either meets the intended design, as stated in the commissioning plan or the basis of design , or meets a current applicable code and standard in that jurisdiction in the event the design intent has changed or is no longer applicable. This will enable a device or system to no longer be tested if building use has changed and if the device or system is not required by another applicable code or standard, yet still require the device or system to function properly if it is still required. This issue has also been raised by members of the NFPA TC who believe as an example, that sprinkler components noted during an equipment inspection not in accordance with applicable design criteria (e.g., an overspaced sprinkler) could seriously compromise the actual fire suppression capability of that sprinkler system in a fire, even though a sprinkler may operate. During integrated testing, it is not the intent of the recommended practice to reevaluate the

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-203 Log #36 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Kimberly A. Gruner, Fike Corporation Examples of individuals qualified to provide fire commissioning agent services may include, but not be limited to, those individuals who are: (1) Registered professional fire protection engineers. (2) Registered professional engineers in other disciplines with sufficient knowledge in the applicable fire protection and life safety systems. (3) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or construction of the type of facility to be commissioned. (4) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or installation of the type of fire and life safety systems installed. The Fire Commissioning Agent should have no business relationships (owner, partner, operating officer, distributor, salesman, or technical representative) with any fire protection or life safety equipment manufacturers, suppliers or installers for any such equipment provided as part of this project. As such, Qqualified independent third party firms or individuals should be considered for designation as the Fire Commissioning Agent. The Fire Commissioning Agent should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in facility construction, inspection, acceptance testing or commissioning as it relates to fire protection and life safety systems. Remove the recommendation regarding no business relationships with other individuals. Each commissioning agent typically becomes experienced by working with each of these areas. Business relationships are good and a part of a successful business. A professional who manufactures, supplies, or installs equipment should not be DISQUALIFIED from becoming a commissioning agent. This person could be just as qualified to commission a system, but as stated, would only be able to work on competitors systems (which could produce a negative bias effect). See Committee Action on 3-204 (Log #50). The commissioning agent should be disqualified if they have a financial interest in the project.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Daniel P. Finnegan, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Revise text to read as follows: A.10.2.1.1 Examples of individuals qualified to provide fire commissioning agent services may include, but are not limited to, those individuals who are: (1) Registered professional fire protection engineers. (2) Registered professional engineers in other disciplines with sufficient knowledge in the applicable fire protection and life safety systems. (3) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or construction of the type of facility to be commissioned. (4) Professionals experienced in the design, operation, or installation of the type of fire and life safety systems installed. The Fire Commissioning Agent should have no business relationships financial interests (owner, division or subsidiary, partner, operating officer, distributor, salesman, or technical representative) with any fire protection or life safety equipment manufacturers, suppliers or installers for any such equipment provided as part of this project, or service provider for this project. As such, qualified independent third party firms or individuals should be considered for designation as the Fire Commissioning Agent. The Fire Commissioning Agent should have a minimum of five (5) years experience in facility construction, inspection, acceptance testing or commissioning as it relates to fire protection and life safety. This will strengthen the independence of the Fire Commissioning Agent. The existing language leaves too much open for interpretation. This language clear lines of separation. This also aligns this section with main section 10.2.1.1.3. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.4.2.1.1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-205 Log #31 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ David R. Hague, Liberty Mutual Property Add new text to read as follows: Renumber current Annex D Additional Publications to Annex E. A.11.1 See Annex D for sample design phase documentation. Annex D Sample Commissioning Documentation D.1 Sample Project Information Sheet D.2 Sample Project Schedule D.3 Sample Pre-installation Checklist D.4 Sample Basis of Design (BOD) D.5 Sample Training Plan Sample Commissioning documentation is needed.

See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-181 (Log #CP30) Section A.10.1.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-206 Log #CP31 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Delete Annex B. Renumber Annex C and revise to read as follows: ***** include NFPA 3 Annex B.doc*********

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Annex B is deleted as it does not comply with the Manual of Style and is no longer needed with the pre-ROP Chapter on Interconnected Systems being removed. The remaining Annexes were renumbered accordingly.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-207 Log #81 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Delete text to read as follows: Other codes, standards or documents can be referenced as applicable. Interconnections of systems, including but not limited to, systems covered in this Annex should comply with the requirements of Chapter 5 and this Annex. Interconnected systems are a sub-set of integrated systems. This information is provided for reference to systems that are typically interconnected. Interconnections with water-based fire suppression systems and fire detection or life safety systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 72 and as specified in the related systems installations standards as referenced in Chapter 2. These two paragraphs do not add any meaning to the Annex. They do not make sense in a non-mandatory annex.

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Annex B Sample Basis of Design Narrative Report This annex is not a part of the requirements of this NFPA document but is included for informational purposes only. B.1 The narrative should be written in a three-section format including subsections as necessary (methodology, sequence of operation, and testing criteria sections) for clarity and should be limited to a summary. This annex presents a sample format for a narrative report. B.2 Methodology Section. B.2.1 Subsection 1: Description. This section should identify specific features of a building that contributes to the overall understanding of the fire protection and life safety systems and features to be provided as part of the design and construction. (1) Building and/or structure use group classification in accordance with applicable building code of the jurisdiction (2) Total aggregate square footage of building (3) Building height (4) Number of floors above grade (5) Number of floors below grade (6) Square footage per floor (7) Type(s) of occupancies, hazard classifications, processes (8) Type(s) of construction (9) Hazardous material usage and storage (10) Method of storage arrangements of commodities (11) Site access arrangement for emergency response vehicles B.2.2 Subsection 2: Applicable laws, regulations, codes, ordinances, and standards. This section identifies regulatory requirements of the jurisdiction that have or can have an impact in the design and approval of fire protection and life safety systems. This section requires the preparer of the narrative to conduct a comprehensive regulatory research such as the following: (1) Building code fire protection and life safety system requirements (2) NFPA standards or other applicable recognized standards and edition used for design and or installation of each specific fire protection system (3) Applicability of any special laws of the jurisdiction that can supersede a code or standard (4) Applicability of local by-laws or ordinances of the jurisdiction (5) Applicability of other codes such as plumbing, elevator, electrical codes that can have an impact on the design, installation, and testing of the fire protection and life safety systems (6) Applicability of any federal laws such as OSHA, ADA, or other governmental entity B.2.3 Subsection 3: Design responsibility for fire protection and life safety systems. This section identifies the accountability (required by the jurisdiction) for a specific fire protection and life safety system design and the accountability for the integration of the fire protection systems constituting a building or structures fire protection and life of safety system(s). There could be options permitted by the jurisdiction. (1) The RDP fully designs (complete layout and calculation) and specifies the fire protection and life safety system or systems to be installed, reviews and approves the installing contractors shop drawings, and certifies system installation (s) for code
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compliance at completion. There could be multiple RDP associated with a project and should be identified as appropriate. (2) The RDP provides a partial design and specifies the design criteria to be used by the installing contractor(s), who finalizes the system layout and provides calculations to confirm the design criteria. The RDP certifies system installation for code compliance at completion. (3) Design-build, the installing contractor for a specific fire protection and life safety system completely designs and specifies if permitted by the governmental jurisdiction (develops a full system layout, design criteria, and calculations) installs the system, and certifies system installation for regulatory and applicable standard compliance at completion. There can be a RDP involved but not necessarily. Whichever above method is selected, the project requires a qualified person to assume responsibility for the coordination of fire protection and life safety systems requiring integration, forming an entire building fire protection and life safety system. B.2.4 Subsection 4: Fire protection and life safety systems to be installed. This section should identify key performance design criteria and features for each specific fire protection system. (1) Water supply system such as municipal or private systems, fire mains and hydrants, storage tanks, and fire pumps (2) Automatic sprinkler systems, such as wet, dry, pre-action (3) Standpipe systems, such as wet, dry, and classification (4) Fire alarm systems, such as manual, automatic detection, evacuation signals (5) Automatic fire extinguishing systems, such as dry chemical, clean agent (6) Manual suppression systems (7) Smoke control/management systems, such as automatic smoke exhaust, stair pressurization (8) Commercial cooking equipment and exhaust system fire suppression system(s), such as wet chemical or automatic sprinklers (9) Emergency power systems, such as applicability to fire protection and life safety systems (10) Hazardous material and process protection, special protection (11) System supervision, such as method of 24 monitoring conditions of fire protection and life safety systems (12) Passive systems including doors, walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks The description (specific features) for the above fire protection systems should also indicate if the system(s) are as follows: (1) Required by laws, codes, standards, ordinance, and so forth (2) Non-required, building owner provides voluntarily and/or requirement of insurance entity (3) A complete new system (4) An addition or expansion to existing system (5) A modification/repair to existing system
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(6) Level of protection to be provided, 100 percent or partial protection or exempt by regulatory code B.2.5 Subsection 5: Consideration used in the design methodology. This section identifies the designers intent in the overall design and criteria development of the fire protection and life safety systems. (1) Building occupant notification and evacuation procedures (2) Emergency response personnel, site, and systems features (3) Safeguards, fire prevention, and emergency procedures during new construction and impairment plans associated with new and/or existing system modifications (4) Method for future testing and maintenance of systems and documentation (5) Special requirements or request of the authority having jurisdiction B.2.6 Subsection 6: Alternatives. This section identifies the designers intent to deviate from prescriptive requirements of regulatory codes and standards with alternative methods. (1) Application of performance-based design in lieu of prescriptive code requirement (2) Interpretation/clarification between designer and authority having jurisdiction (3) Waiver or variance sought and or required by the authority having jurisdiction through the regulatory appeal process B.3 Sequence of Operation Section. This portion of the narrative is generally a difficult section to write as it entails the specific operation of the fire protection and life safety systems, system devices and equipment and their related integration depending on the complexity of the systems installed. The preparer of the narrative should have an overall understanding and knowledge of how all the fire protection and life safety systems should function when integrated together. B.3.1 Subsection 1 (1) An operational description of either a system or specific devices within a system and the resulting action associated with the operation of the system or specific devices. (2) The operational description should include all interconnected (integrated) fire protection and life safety systems and devices required or non-required forming an entire building fire protection and life safety system. (3) All signage indicating equipment location, operational and design features, and certified documents attesting to system installation integrity. (4) The narrative sequence of operation description should be specifically coordinated with the input and output sequence of operation developed for the systems operation. This section of the narrative report can be brief as in a simple system such as a one-story 15,000 ft2 mercantile building with only a sprinkler system and manual fire alarm pull boxes, notification devices and system supervision, or complex, such as in a 25-story high-rise with fire pumps, emergency generator, fire alarm and sprinkler zones, automatic standpipes, automatic voice and manual evacuation signals, smoke management system, automatic elevator recall, special extinguishing systems, remote annunciation, automatic locking devices, alarm retransmission methods, and emergency response procedures. The sequence of operation of a building fire protection and life safety system, particularly with complicated systems, must be reviewed and understood by the building owner, the authority having jurisdiction and the entities responsible for installation (generally the fire alarm and
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building automated systems programming technicians) and future testing and maintenance after the building has been issued a certificate of occupancy. A team approach should be used by developers, designers, equipment suppliers, contractors including the authority having jurisdiction (more specifically emergency response personnel, such as the local fire department) to clearly describe and understand the proper operation and use of the integrated fire protection and life safety systems. When a complex system is proposed, the initial narrative report of the sequence of operation should be viewed as a draft. At various stages of system installation(s), modifications could be made due to design changes, equipment changes, new technology availability, and/or changes to codes and standards that would require system modifications. The preparer of the narrative should be familiar with any and all changes to the systems and submit a final accurate narrative for approval and/or acceptance by the authority having jurisdiction, building owner, and other entities prior to witnessing system(s) operational acceptance and commissioning testing. Communication between the building owner, designers, builders, and the authority having jurisdiction is an important element particularly in this phase, as the codes and the standards tend to be flexible and interpretative relative to sequences of operation of the integrated fire protection and life safety systems. B.4 Testing Criteria Section. This section of the narrative report should be broken down into the following three sections. B.4.1 Subsection 1:Testing Criteria. This section identifies the individual in charge who will coordinate the final acceptance testing and witnessing by the authority having jurisdiction. Personnel (1) Identification of qualified person(s) in charge (should be the FCxA and/or multiple agents if applicable) for setting up and coordinating all preliminary testing and final testing. (2) Method of verification and confirmation by the qualified person(s) in charge that all fire protection systems, equipment, and devices have been individually tested and tested as an entire system when specific systems are integrated to form a building fire protection and life safety system. (3) Method of coordination by qualified person in charge of all designers, contractors, equipment distributors, owners representatives, and the authority having jurisdiction required to perform and/or witness all testing, testing dates and times, notification to public utilities, and personnel required to perform all required testing as a system or individual system component testing. B.4.2 Subsection 2: Equipment and Tools. This section will identify the necessary equipment available on site at time of witnessing the operational features and/or integrated performance of the fire protection and life safety systems that require validation by the owner and/or the authority having jurisdiction to expedite the acceptance and commissioning testing.

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(1) Identification of equipment, documents, and procedures to be used to verify system performance and confirm design methodology and specifications, code and standards compliance, and accuracy of fire protection and life safety system(s) sequence of operation. (2) Examples include but are not limited to the following: (a) Manufacturers instructions (b) Specification instructions (c) Requirements of the authority having jurisdiction (d) Narrative, sequence of operation section (e) Smoke machines, smoke candles (f) Sound meters (g) Fire hoses, nozzles (h) Flow measuring devices (i) Gauges (j) Air balancing and air measuring meters (k) Door force closing and opening measuring devices (l) Voltage meters (m) Magnets (n) Communication radios (o) Fire department equipment (p) Special tools, keys (q) Ladders (r) Safety equipment (s) Notifications announcements (t) Signs (u) Charts, forms, checklist, logs (v) Acceptance test forms
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B.4.3 Subsection 3: Approval Requirements. This section identifies all the close out documents required by the owner and the authority having jurisdiction as part of the overall commissioning process. (1) Identify method of approval (acceptance) required (verbal or written) from the owner and the authority having jurisdiction if system satisfied all applicable code and standards compliance requirements (2) Identify method of remedial action when a system or portion of a system fails to operate as specified and or as required by codes and standards or the sequence of operations (3) Documentation to be submitted at completion verifying that systems are in compliance with all applicable codes and standards, requirements of the authority having jurisdiction, narrative, design and specifications, and sequence of operations (4) Documentation to be submitted to the authority having jurisdiction listing names, addresses, and telephone numbers of personnel for emergency notification Safety and Fire Protection Systems

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Revise text to read as follows: The following requirements shall apply to pressure supervisory signal-initiating devices: [ 5.15.2.2] (1) A pressure tank supervisory signal-initiating device for a pressurized limited water supply, such as a pressure tank, shall indicate both high- and low-pressure conditions. The off-normal signal shall be initiated when the required pressure increases or decreases by 70 kPa (10 psi) (2) A pressure supervisory signal-initiating device for a dry-pipe sprinkler system shall indicate both high- and low-pressure conditions. The off-normal signal shall be initiated when the pressure increases or decreases by 70 kPa (10 psi). (3) A steam pressure supervisory signal-initiating device shall indicate a low pressure condition. The off-normal signal shall be initiated prior to the pressure falling below 110 percent of the minimum operating pressure of the steam operated equipment supplied. (4) An initiating device for supervising the pressure of sources other than those specified in 6B.2.3.1.2(1) [ 5.15.2.2(1)] through 6B.2.3.1.2(3) [ 5.15.2.2(3)] shall be provided as required by the authority having jurisdiction. Correct references to match the extracted text from NFPA 72. Annex B is deleted as it does not comply with the Manual of Style and is no longer needed since the original chapter on Interconnected Systems is removed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-209 Log #206 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise a) to read as follows: a) Water supply system fire mains and hydrants, such as municipal or private systems, fire mains and hydrants, storage tanks, and fire pumps. The proposal is an attempt to improve the wording.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-210 Log #185 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Add new text to read as follows: l) Passive systems including doors, walls, floors, ceilings and roof decks. This list is predominately all active systems. Reference to passive systems etc... should be included since it is balanced throughout the rest of the document as well.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise h) to read as follows: h) Kitchen cooking equipment suppression and exhaust systems fire suppression system(s), such as wet chemical or automatic sprinklers. It is my view that the current wording could be better worded. I offer a suggested revision. See Committee Action on Committee Proposal 3-16 (Log #CP31) Section B.2.4(4)(8). _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-212 Log #167 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Delete B3.1 and B.3.2 and renumber balance of section accordingly. This is not an extract from NFPA 20. Note: many other cross-references in Annex B need to be validated (e.g., NFPA 72). Annex B is deleted as it does not comply with the Manual of Style and is no longer needed since the original chapter on Interconnected Systems is removed.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-213 Log #46 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Rodger Reiswig, SimplexGrinnell Revise text to read as follows:

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Separate outputs from the fire alarm systems to the elevator controller(s) shall be provided to implement elevator Phase I Emergency Recall Operation in accordance with Section 2.27 of ASME A17.1, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and as required by in NFPA 72:6.16.3.12. section on Elevator Recall for Firefighter Service. An oOutputs shall be provided for each of the following elevator recall functions. (1) Designated Level Recall (2) Alternate Level Recall (3) Visual Warning Signal (4) Other functions as required Where elevator power shutdown is required, an output from the fire alarm system shall be provided to cause initiate the shutdown. If pressure or waterflow switches are used to shut down elevator power immediately upon or prior to the discharge of water from sprinklers, the use of devices with time-delay switches or time-delay capability shall not be permitted. [ 6.16.4.3* Elevator Shutdown] Control circuits to shut down elevator power shall be monitored for presence of operating voltage. Loss of voltage to the control circuit for the disconnecting means shall cause a supervisory signal to be indicated at the control unit and required remote annunciators. [NFPA 6.16.4.4*Elevator Shutdown] Typical Method of Providing Elevator Power Shunt Trip Supervisory Signal. (Not submitted)

Where elevators have been designed with Emergency Evacuation Operation, (Occupant-Controlled Evacuation) the interaction between the fire alarm system, elevator system and any associated systems shall be tested in accordance with ASME A17.1 and in accordance with NFPA 72 testing requirements for Emergency Control Functions. Revised text within NFPA 72 now recognizes Elevators for Occupant-Controlled Evacuation. As such NFPA 3 needs to correlate with both 72 and ASME A17.1. The revised text now gives the user reference to the new sections and a better understanding of the multiple systems that pertain to elevators and fire alarm systems. Annex B is deleted as it does not comply with the Manual of Style and is no longer needed since the original chapter on Interconnected Systems is removed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-214 Log #84 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Michael D. DeVore, State Farm Insurance Company Delete text to read as follows: Fire doors or shutters that are unlocked by the fire alarm system shall remain latched. This paragraph is not extracted text and should be removed from Annex B.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-215 Log #CP32 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Technical Committee on Commissioning Fire Protection Systems, Renumber Annex D to Annex C revise to read as follows:

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Annex C Sample Commissioning Documentation C.1 The forms listed in this annex are recommended as useful tools to document critical path activities related to systems commissioning and project management,. It is not the intent of this standard to mandate the use of these forms. The user is encouraged to modify the forms or use other documentation to capture and document pertinent commissioning related activities. C. 1.1 Basis of Design. Figure C.1.1 as shown in the draft at the end of this report can be used to capture the OPR as required by Section 4.3.2. (See Figure C.1.1 Basis of Design ). C.1.2 Equipment Scope and Responsible Parties. Figure C.1.2 as shown in the draft at the end of this report is intended to identify the area and application of each fire and life safety system. The form can be used in conjunction with the BOD (See Figure C.1.2). C.1.3 Project Schedule. The project schedule can be any adaptation of a spreadsheet. The example shown in Figure C.1.3 as shown in the draft at the end of this report should be modified to suit the specific parameters of each project. C.1.4 Project Management Forms. Figures C.1.4 through C.1.12 as shown in the draft at the end of this report are examples of project management documentation that should be used on most projects where commissioning is required. Any adaptation of these forms should be permitted to document appropriate commissioning activities. C.1 Sample Project Information Sheet. C.2 Sample Project Schedule. C.3 Sample Pre-Installation Checklist. C.4 Sample Basis of Design (BOD). C.5 Sample Training Plan. All forms in pre-ROP Annex B are moved to Annex C. The acceptance test checklists and plan review checklists are removed because neither are applicable after the changes to the document outlined in this proposal.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-216 Log #204 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ George M. Lanier, Rome, GA Revise text to read as follows: Revise f) to read as follows: f) Manual suppression system such as portable fire extinguishers of the appropriate classifications types, capacities, and numbers properly located, identified and mounted. The current text is not adequate in my view to define a manual suppression system of fire extinguishers. The proposed text is suggested to better illustrate my view of what is needed. See Committee Action on 3-10 (Log #106). Portable fire extinguishers are not considered systems and therefore are not covered in this document.

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_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Joshua Elvove, U.S. General Services Administration Add new text to read as follows: Add reference to NFPA 105 Standard for the Installation of Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, 2007 Edition to Annex D.2. NFPA 105 addresses smoke dampers and smoke doors, which are integral to the commissioning process. Appropriate text from NFPA 105, Chapter 6 should also be extracted into annex B of this document.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-218 Log #184 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Add new text to read as follows: NFPA 221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls and Fire Barrier Walls, 2009 Edition. This NFPA reference is missing from the list. We cannot include passive system in the body of the document and not include one of the major NFPA standards that governs it.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-219 Log #188 _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Steven J. Scandaliato, Telgian Add new text to read as follows: D.3.5 ASTM Publication, American Society for Testing of Materials. Renumber existing D.3.5 or insert as applicable for style. Several standards for installation and 3rd party inspection are governed by ASTM as well as UL and FM. These should be included in the referenced material. Renumber Submittal is not referencing an actual document. Reference to an association is not consistent with NFPA Manual of Style.

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