Budget Self Storage, Newark, NJ

Client: Budget Self Storage
Project Type: Fire Protection

This late 1900’s waterfront warehouse structure converted to a self-storage facility required a complete building fire protection system that suited the various building environments and practices of the business. Only a portion of the storage facility is climate controlled leaving the majority of the building unconditioned. The design solution therefore called for a combination wet-pipe dry-pipe system with the dry pipe portion serving the unconditioned spaces. The unique challenge here was to split up the fire protection system into manageable zones to ensure code-compliant water delivery times, ease of maintenance and all while keeping the hydraulic demand to a minimum. The dry valves and compressor were all centrally located in a fire system room.