Minneapolis, Minnesota | MSP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Project Highlights

One of MCEs ongoing initiatives as Engineer of Record at MSP International Airport is the phased Fire Protection Program.  Since 2007, MCE has designed over $30M in upgrades to Fire Protection sprinkler and fire alarm systems at MSP. The scope of the program includes both passenger terminals and selected airfield campus buildings, and has ultimately created the largest networked Fire Alarm System in Minnesota.

The project included the addition of approximately 650 sprinkler zones, over 30 networked fire alarm control panels (FACP), and all associated network cabling, voice evacuation network cabling, fiber repeaters and airfield routes, microphone cabling, U.L. listed Ethernet switches, graphic system terminals, and other elements. Additionally, the project included complete raceway for all system cabling, in accordance with the Owner’s requirements. Identifying piping conduit routes was challenging in many areas, especially where long routes included both internal and external sections. To address this challenge, MCE held coordination meetings with the Architects and Structural Engineers to identify exterior penetrations, and to verify areas that could be cored to allow risers for the fire protection systems.