Broadway Electric, Inc
831 Oakton St.Elk Grove Village, IL60007-1918Ph: (847) 593-0001Fx: (847) 593-0010
Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain- BEI Renovation Project 1995
To install the new fire alarm system for this historic 600-seat auditorium, several accommodations needed to be made. Not only could the venue's performance schedule not be disrupted, but the architecturally significant features had to be preserved. Installation of the raceways and the cutting and coring to flush-mount all new devices, was completed without disturbing the building's many murals and ornate gilded mouldings.
The Edwards Systems technology system included a new fire alarm control panel in the first-floor State Street entrance, and a two-hour circuit integrity (CI) cable for the audio riser was run to the newly-installed data gathering panels (DGP) in the basement. Eight booster supplies were mounted in basement electrical room, as well. Risers from the DGP (with two speaker circuits and four speaker circuits per floor) were run, and network connections were established between the FACP, DGP and remote annunciator. The new fire alarm annunciator was installed at the security desk located at the South alley entrance. AC power was provided to the FACP, DGP and booster supplies from existing panel in the basement dressing room.
Connections included #16-2C addressable loops to new initiating devices, #16 twisted pair for all new speaker circuits, and auxiliary power to the remote annunciator and door holders. All final connections and terminations were made at the control panels, annunciators, along with all associated equipment and peripheral devices.