With the improving economy, now is a good time to get into commercial real estate in Henderson, Nevada. Once your commercial project is completed, look up and you will see the latest and greatest in fire sprinkler systems and know that you and your business are safe. Technical advances in fire sprinkler technology are making all of us safer. It is not just technology that is changing, but also the building codes and enforcement that determine where fire systems are required, especially, in commercial construction.
As we go about our day to day business there are thousands of things we take for granted. Shopping for groceries, going to the hardware store, picking up a package at the post office and often in our own homes all we have to do is look up, look closely and there they are. Protecting us twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Hopefully, they will never be used. Are fire sprinkler systems a recent technology developed to protect us? Actually no, the concept has been around for centuries.
Records go all the way back to the 15th century with Leonardo da Vinci. One of his numerous inventions was a fire sprinkler system at a kitchen with a super-oven with a system of conveyor belts. Unfortunately, at a huge banquet the oven did catch fire and the fire sprinkler system was activated washing away all the food and damaging the kitchen.
A better system was designed and built in 1723 by German born chemist Ambrose Godfrey. He developed the first successful fire sprinkler system. During a fire, gunpowder would ignite releasing a tanked filled with extinguishing fluid. Ambrose Godfrey also patented an early fire extinguisher.
The first fire sprinkler system that resembles what we have today was invented and installed by Architect William Congreve in 1812. The system was for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane which was also designed by Mr. Congreve. A 10 inch water main fed a 95,000 liter airtight tank with smaller pipes that branched throughout the theatre. In the event of a fire the water in the tank was manually released and poured out ½ in holes in the theatre’s ceiling.
Fire sprinkler systems continued to advance technically to the point in 1874 when Henry S. Parmalee of New Haven, Connecticut invented the first automatic fire sprinkler head. The first working system was installed in a piano factory he owned. Parmalee continued to improve his design until he came up with the glass disc sprinkler head. This is still the basic design used today.
For a commercial venture partnership, build to suit or build to lease contact the professionals at First Federal Realty DeSimone at 702 990 8660. The team has the expertise to anticipate and answer all of your questions on all of the important details like fire sprinkle requirements.
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