Protecting Goodridge Freedom House

Using performance based design to meet building code


 

The Goodridge House is an existing IIIB building with mixed Use Group A-3/B. The main floor serves as a museum displaying period specific items that belonged to the house, with office space above. Automist Smartscan met two performance based objectives: minimizing water damage, and limiting temperature. Automist was selected due to its fast response time and the efficiency with which mist is applied to a fire.  The use of heat detection and IR sensing identifies the location of a fire more precisely than other suppression systems.  Mist is then delivered directly to the fire much earlier which limits temperatures from reaching critical points and eliminates the need for excess water.