This discusses the requirements of the engineer of record. Section (1) states: “Engineer of Record for the Fire Protection System(s): The Florida Registered Professional Engineer who develops the Fire Protection System(s) design criteria; performs analysis as required: and is responsible for the preparation of the Fire Protection System Engineering Documents. Except to the limited extent provided in subsection 61G15-32.002(10), F.A.C., the Engineer of Record for the Fire Protection system(s) is responsible for providing sealed, signed and dated Fire Protection System Engineering Documents that are in full conformity with the applicable design standards set forth in Rule Chapter 61G15-32, F.A.C.”
The intent of this is not to have two Engineer of Record or two set of engineered stamped drawings from the different engineers in the permitting process. The original Engineer of Record holds the responsibility for the system design and function and cannot assign this responsibility to another engineer or fire alarm contractor to take responsibility for the design.
In closing, the design engineer of record is responsible for the design and function of the life safety system. Drawings submitted to the County, municipality or special district will have only one Engineer of Record.