Fire Protection Designer

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What does a Fire Protection Designer do?

  • Design of plumbing drawings, as build in drawings, site water supplies design and testing
  • Follow all OSHA standards and laws
  • Produce MEP/FP drawings via AutoCAD and Revit
  • Create wiring schematics for HVAC interlock and fan shutdown
  • Read and interpret architectural, structural and MEP drawings
  • Collaborate with other skill professionals (Electricians, Mechanical Installers, and HVAC Installers)
  • Install fire sprinklers in commercial and residential structure
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What skills are needed to be a Fire Protection Designer?

  • 0-3 years of experience in AEC industry with emphasis on MEP/FP
  • Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines 
  • Proficient in drafting 
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Problem solving and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Autodesk Construction Cloud, BIM 360, AutoSPRINK, and SprinkCAD

What software is essential for proficiency in a Fire Protection Designer role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

Introduction to Navisworks

Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of a Fire Protection Designer?

The typical salary range for a Fire Protection Designer is approximately $65,000 to $80,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can a Fire Protection Designer work remotely?

A Fire Protection Designer typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does a Fire Protection Designer have to work full time?

The majority of Fire Protection Designers engage in full-time employment due to the high demand in the field. While there are some part-time or contract opportunities available, they are not as prevalent as full-time positions.