At Ashton, each fire alarm project, large or small, is engineered to meet and exceed all code requirements and meet the most unusal costomer requirements. All systems are designed or upgraded with the same systimatic approach. Whether working with the owner, electrical engineer, or electrical contractor, our years of design expertise are at your finger tips.
The first step is always to meet with the customer and review design needs and requirements. Expectations are outlined and discussed. Preliminary documentation is reviewed. Our engineers take this information, and then choose the correct products to meet the needs and design of the custom system for the customer. This information is turned into a preliminary budget figure and reviewed with the client.
Upon acceptance of the project, Ashton prepares detailed engineered cad drawings of the system layout, devices locations, and wiring requirements to meet all local, state, national, and ada codes. Engineering also includes riser diagrams, battery calculations, power drop calculations, material sheets, sumittal books, and all other required documentatioin to obtain a fire alarm installation permit from the local authority.
Installation is handled in one of two different sceneros. First, Ashton will provide a "turnkey" installation using our trained installers and technicians to provide the customer with a complete working system. We do not use sub-contractors. The second option is installation of all wiring, installation of field devices, and mounting of the fire alarm control panel by the customer chosen electrical contractor. Once complete, Ashton technicians program, test, and certifiy the final installation.
Certification By the Authority Having Jurisdiction
Upon system completion, the system is completely tested and certified by the appropriate local, county, or state building departments for code compliance. An annual test and inspection contract is then prepared.
Pictures should include: customer meeting, engineering with drafting table, technician wiring panel, and fire official if possible.