In the context of engineering, design, and construction, fire services refer to the systems and equipment that are designed and installed to protect buildings and other structures from the risk of fire. These systems may include fire sprinkler systems, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and other types of fire suppression and detection equipment. In the context of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) process, fire services are typically designed and installed by specialized contractors or subcontractors who are experts in this field. The design of fire services systems is typically based on building codes and regulations, as well as industry best practices and standards.
During the EPC process, the fire services contractor or subcontractor is responsible for designing and installing the fire services systems according to the project’s specifications and requirements. This may involve coordinating with other contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the fire services systems are properly integrated with other building systems, such as electrical and HVAC systems. Overall, the goal of fire services in the EPC process is to ensure that buildings and other structures are safe and compliant with fire codes and regulations, and to protect the lives and property of the people who use them.