Rustic Fire Protection, Inc. Protects Data Center
AFSA member Rustic Fire Protection, Inc., Norton, Mass., was honored to receive the Honor Award for Design and Construction certificate during the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) Award in Excellence Ceremony on April 16, 2008 for work on the Science and Wheatley Buildings at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The company was also thrilled to be mentioned in the Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. monthly newsletter. Rustic Fire Protection is celebrating its 25th year in business. President Chad Dubuc took over three years ago after his father retired.
This fire sprinkler project consisted of a complete installation of standpipes, approximately 6,000 sprinkler heads as well as a new pre-action/detection and Inergen system for a new data center. The overall project covered a 1,000,000 ft2 area with construction lasting over two-and-a-half years to complete. Neither building was built with sprinkler systems back in 1972. This work was done in response to an abatement order by the Boston Fire Department contending the building was not in compliance with fire prevention law.
The Awards in Excellence Program was established in 1984 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and reinforces its commitment to providing outstanding service to its citizens by recognizing the projects, designers, and contractors that have achieved the highest professional standards in the planning, design, and construction of its state building projects.
Rustic Fire worked with an exceptional project team which included David Fang and Vladimir Taytslin of the Division of Capital Asset Management; Anthony Petrillo of Syska Hennessy Group, Inc. (engineer of record); and Matthew Alberti, Kevin Lynch, and Brian McCune of Enterprise Equipment Co., Inc. (general contractor). Subcontractors for Rustic Fire Protection, Inc. included Jeff Kidd, project manager of Hiller New England Fire Protection and Don Kinsman of Kinsman Electrical Services, Inc.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bryan Phillips, project manager/designer for Rustic Fire Protection, Inc. brought 15 years of fire protection experience to the project.