Briefs

SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Texas firm wins federal contract

AMARILLO, Texas -Reynosa Construction, based here, has been awarded a $295,100 contract from the Air Force Air Education and Training Command at Sheppard Air Force Base.

As part of the job, Reynosa Construction will replace the fire alarm system. The company will also renovate the golf course clubhouse on the base.

The federal contract win was announced in the fall of 2002.
Museum to get new sprinkler system

PHILADELPHIA -The Philadelphia Museum of Art plans to embark this month on a two-year, $2.5 million project to install a new fire suppression system in the museum’s neoclassical building.

The system will finally bring the building up to fire code after the museum was cited twice for violations and received more time to fix the problem. The museum’s most recent request for an extension to meet code was denied.

The sprinkler system will protect a storage area the size of two football fields. It holds paintings, sculptures, books, furniture and other items.

The design phase of the project is set to begin in January. The system is scheduled for completion by December 2004.
Sprinkler contractor licensing law passed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -Legislators here in early December approved legislation that sets in place state licensing for fire sprinkler contractors.

S. 1622, which enacts the Fire Sprinkler Contractor Licensing Act, provides for a six month period for contractors to obtain the licensing, according to the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Additional delays may also be likely because the fee schedule for the license has not yet been established by the state fire marshal, as required by the statute.