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Sprinkler Use Decisioning

Description/Summary:

Sprinkler Use Decisioning is a Web-tool designed to facilitate economic analysis of residential fire sprinklers at the homeowner-and community-level. Developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Engineering Laboratory the tool enables users to assess the cost-effectiveness of fire sprinklers based on national data, user defined inputs or city data.

Sprinkler Use Decisioning is designed on the economic framework presented in NISTIR 7451: Benefit-Cost Analysis of Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems, which was used to measure the economic performance of a fire sprinkler system installed in a newly constructed, single-family dwelling in the United States. 

The benefit-cost and sensitivity analyses used are consistent with ASTM E 1185: Guide for Selecting Economic Methods for Evaluating Investments in Buildings and Building Systems;[1] ASTM E 1369: Guide for Selecting Techniques for Treating Uncertainty and Risk in the Economic Evaluation of Building and building Systems;[2] ASTM E 1074: Practice for Measuring Net Benefits for Investments in Buildings and Building Systems.[3]

[1] ASTM International. “Guide for Selecting Economic Methods for Evaluating Investments in Buildings and Building Systems,” E 1185, Annual Book of ASTM Standards: 2006. Vol. 04.11. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International.

[2] ASTM International. “Guide for Selecting Techniques for Treating Uncertainty and Risk in the Economic Evaluation of Building and Building Systems,” E 1369, Annual Book of ASTM Standards: 2006. Vol. 04.11. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International.

[3] ASTM International. “Practice for Measuring Net Benefits for Investments in Buildings and Building Systems,” E 1074, Annual Book of ASTM Standards: 2006. Vol. 04.11. West Conshohocken, PA: ASTM International.

Details

Version: <a href= " http://ws680.nist.gov/FireSprinkler/Default.aspx">Sprinkler Use Decisioning</a>

Last Updated: 10/05/2010

Type of software: Web Application

Authors:

David Butry

Priya Lavappa

System/Platform:

Firefox or Internet Explorer 7.0 are recommended