Fire Sprinkler Design

GreenTauk Engineering has been designing fire sprinklers in the Long Island area since 2014. Contact us at (516) 603-5770 to learn more.


Effective Fire Sprinkler Design

Residential fire sprinklers are required in New York State for a 1-1/2 or 2 story-home with the first floor more than six feet above grade. GreenTauk has designed dozens of residential fire sprinkler systems. These systems must be designed in accordance with NFPA 13D, which is the standard for fire sprinkler installations in one and two-family houses per the National Fire Protection Association. (This requirement corresponds to the New York State Building Code.) GreenTauk conducts pre-drywall inspections of the fire sprinkler systems and is responsible for final sign-off on many of these projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

GreenTauk Engineering is involved in the project from design through construction and has extensive experience in residential construction. GreenTauk will be onsite during the construction process numerous times throughout the course of construction to communicate with the owner and contractor and to verify compliance with the approved plans and building codes. The duration of the construction process can be shortened by being able to make decisions in the field based on our construction knowledge.

The owner of GreenTauk Engineering has been performing home inspections since 2004 and has evaluated over 4,000 houses. GreenTauk is often called in to determine structural conditions from other home inspection companies. John has extensive experience in flood zone houses and house elevation projects and has been teaching home inspection classes at Molloy College since 2006.

The design/approval process depends on many factors such as the size of the project, outstanding permit issues, the local municipality involved, surveys, etc. Each municipality has a time frame for review and approval of plans and depends on the amount of work they have and the number of employees they have dedicated for plan review. Many smaller municipalities have only part-time staff dedicated for plan review. GreenTauk will submit the plans and be in communication with the plan reviewer to expedite the process.

GreenTauk will meet with the owner to determine the extent of the project and prepare preliminary plans based on site measurements. Building records will be examined at the local municipality to verify zoning and check for outstanding permit issues. Depending on the size and scope of the project, zoning issues may require a variance. Once the preliminary plans are approved by the owner, GreenTauk will prepare final plans for submission to the municipality for review. Additional submissions may be required depending on the municipal review. Once the plans are approved and the appropriate permits secured, construction begins. GreenTauk Engineering will make numerous visits during the construction process until completion.


Our Design Process

Meet the fire sprinkler installer on site prior to installation to properly locate sprinkler heads and piping.

Consider obstructions such as ceiling fans, heat ducts, and framing during installation.

Inspect the installed fire sprinkler system to verify conformance with approved plans.

Conduct final inspection that includes all sprinkler head locations, sprinkler head types, backflow prevention devices, and proper insulation, support, and protection of sprinkler piping.

Fire Sprinkler Designs Long Island

Experienced & Qualified

For commercial inspections, phase 1 environmental site assessments, house elevations, and Hurricane Sandy scope of work, contact GreenTauk today at (516) 603-5770. We serve Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, and all five boroughs of New York City.

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