Ketul Lathia shared his expertise on "The Importance of Passive Fire Protection" with Fire & Safety Security Magazine's India Team

May 15, 2018





Earlier last month, Ketul Lathia, our inhouse plumbing and fire protection expert shared his knowledge of fire protection, and the importance of passive fire safety with the team at Fire&Safety Security India. He explained the importance, technology, innovations, and measures that need to be taken into account.


Here are some of his thoughts from the article.


All of us hear/read news frequently of fires and the damage it caused to human life as well as to property almost daily. We also hear that firemen were injured or lost their lives during these events. On hearing/reading this, we all mentally react, debate with whoever we meet and forget the next day. Soon, we hear a similar story again.


We all debate that fire extinguished action got delayed, firemen arrived late and hence this happened. But this may be only one of the reasons. Could we have self-controlled on spread of fire, could we have controlled speed of smoke spread, could we have a technique to minimize damages due to fire and similar thoughts come in our mind.


Answer to these and other questions, answer is YES. We cannot stop fire occurrence completely, but yes, we can certainly reduce fire occurrence and if still fire occurs, we can reduce the impact of fire by reduction in speed of fire spread, speed of smoke and sudden increase of temperature, etc.


There are three systems which can minimize risk of damages and causalities, first one is very known and easy to recognize which is known as “Active fire protection system”, and most of the people are familiar with this system. Active fire protection system adopts action to extinguish fire as well as to alert people to safely evacuate from premises. Active fire protection operates on basis of received signal or command in any format like Detecting heat, Detecting smoke, manually switching, etc.


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UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING



Collaboration. Inspiration. Research. Technical Education in a State-of-the-art Facility.

Universal College’s new state-of-the-art engineering building was planned as the centerpiece of a greenfield campus with highway on one-side and rivers on the other two sides. Highly specialized classrooms, laboratories, tutorial rooms, drawing halls, workshops, administrative facilities, computer laboratories, and other ancillary spaces help students learn in an collaborative atmosphere. With a strong vision to propel engineering and management education at the campus into the global arena, the overall building and its facilities were inspired from prominent research institutions and innovative campuses that share similar interdisciplinary thinking, collaboration and research. As lead engineers for the Universal College, we were contracted to design their state-of-the-art engineering college. Our scope of work included program development, concept design, design development, contract/procurement documents and construction administration. Services for the project were provided as part of the Perkins Eastman team.

Location:

Mumbai, India

Project Area:

200,000 SF

Markets:

Education

Service:

MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Design Support




DINESH PAWASKAR


Dinesh has spent the last ten years working on PHE & FF design on BIM/CAD platforms in the commercial, residential, mixed-use, healthcare, higher education, and industrial markets. His expertise includes planning, design, and design coordination from concept till the construction phase. He leads the team of successful plumbing engineers to efficiently deliver coordinated design.










CHOWGULE COLLEGE



Expanding a historic campus.

To further establish the institution on a global level, we were hired as part of the team selected to design Chowgule College's new academic buildings to accommodate their expanding student intake and courses. Designed to be a global institution - the new contemporary building draws from the city's history and the natural environment, and connects the old and new buildings.

The new building promotes student interaction, connectivity, and a sustainable learning environment. Integrated sustainable features include energy-efficient systems, sun shading, canopies, and rain-water harvesting. As the lead engineers for the project, we were involved from project conceptualization till construction.

Location:

Goa, India

Project Area:

200,000 SF

Markets:

Education

Service:

MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Design




AMOL SATHE


Amol has over seven years of experience in designing and managing integrated projects on BIM platform and project coordination. Prior to this, he was extensively involved in design, coordination of corporate interiors and workspaces. His expertise includes design coordination, handling various building projects from concept through the construction phase on BIM platform. He brings a variety of skills ranging from design coordination, BIM, project administration and project management.

He works with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, designers, and architects to successfully deliver coordinated design. He guides teams through successful BIM implementation for a variety of project types like commercial, residential, mixed-use and institutional.