20 April, London – UK: SPIE Scotshield has installed a new state-of-the-art fire safety system at New South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children. The opening of the new campus, set for April 2015, will be the first time a single site in the city has been able to provide access to maternity, children’s and adult acute hospital and laboratory services.Glasgow-based SPIE Scotshield secured the contract to deliver the fire safety system for the entire site in 2012. Following a year of preparation, working in partnership with Mercury Engineering, Brookfield Multiplex and the NHS; SPIE Scotshield embarked on the project to deliver cutting edge fire alarm technology at the site. The £842 million building will be one of the largest hospital complexes in Europe. Housing the biggest critical care and emergency departments in Scotland, it is expected that more than 110,000 patients will be treated there annually.SPIE Scotshield’s role included scoping the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the overall fire solution for the hospital. The company incorporated a User Graphics Interface within the Laboratories Building Control Room to display all fire points. Four remote user stations at the ‘meet and greet’ areas have been put in place to control 181 air handling units interfacing to vent-off and purge HVAC fireman controls.The fire detection and alarm system has been integrated into the main building management system controlling the building’s smoke dampers. In the event of an alarm being activated it will send information pertaining to the event location directly to the nurse call stations. These are located across each of the 352 nursing stations site-wide. The hospital’s robot porters will also be linked to the system; if there is a fire incident they will clear the area, returning quickly to their home stations.Thomas Coupland, Operations Manager, SPIE Scotshield, comments: “The successful completion of this contract demonstrates SPIE Scotshield’s capability to deliver complex, major scale fire and life-safety solutions. The extent and nature of this task presented some unique challenges and we embraced each of these, overcoming them through the dedication and commitment of the whole team working closely with our supply partners Gent-by-Honeywell. Together we meticulously designed and planned every element of fire system in order to provide unrivalled protection for the patients, visitors and employees – the result being a fire detection and alarm system network to be truly proud of.”Throughout the contract, the system design was continually developed and updated to ensure all requirements were met with regard to the employer’s specification and industry codes of practice. Rigorous self-monitoring and quality control measures were implemented, including fortnightly checks to ensure all requirements were met with regard to BS:5839 compliance. Ongoing inspections were carried out in conjunction with Mercury, Brookfield and Capita Symonds and these checks allowed the installation to be verified and signed-off at regular intervals, vastly reducing the potential for defects or omissions.-Notes to editors: Project in numbers3 full-time site-based project managers4 years duration from design concept to completion20 installation engineers at peak 8 commissioning engineers at peak4 apprentices on rotation71 fire alarm control panels6 LCD repeater panels16,750 fire alarm devices260,000 meters of cable1570 interfaces1,243 graphics pages13,500 control icons programmed***About SPIE UKSPIE UK, a subsidiary of SPIE group, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, provides energy, safety and environmentally focused solutions across multi-technical and support services from initial design, through installation, testing, commissioning to long term maintenance and facilities management. SPIE UK employs more than 3000 staff from 31 regional offices throughout the UK.With more than 38,000 employees working from over 550 sites in 35 countries, the SPIE group achieved consolidated revenues of €5.22 billion in 2014 and consolidated EBITA of €334 million. In its “North-Western Europe” segment, with 8,900 employees working from more than 92 locations, the SPIE Group generated revenues of €1.21 billion in 2014. www.spieuk.com Join SPIE UK’s LinkedIn community at http://www.linkedin.com/company/305280Press contactsSPIE LimitedJeff Evans, Head of Marketing & CommunicationsTel. + 44 (0)207 105 2401 (DDI) jeff.evans@spie.com www.spieuk.com onechocolate communicationsSue Grant and Charlotte WardTel. +44 (0)20 7437 0227http://onechocolatecomms.co.uk/Source: RealWire

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