Temple Israel of Great Neck, NY

Sprinkler Installation


This older construction needed to quickly upgrade its fire suppression system in compliance with Nassau County building codes. MEP created approvable designs with accurate hydraulic calculations so that this temple could easily install a new sprinkler system.


Facility Description

Temple Israel is a two story brick construction building, with a mezzanine, consisting of 45,700 sf of worship, catering and classroom space. This was an existing building that was completed in 1949.

Project Origin and Goals

The objective was to provide an approvable hydraulic calculation and/or a working fire suppression system as soon as possible. This situation required the coordination of different engineering trades, drafters and computer technicians in order to evaluate and convey the proper information and documents.

MEP was retained directly by Temple Israel to evaluate and design 100% of fire suppression sprinkler system.

Site Findings and Solutions

MEP prepared hydraulic calculations based on drawings provided, generated using fire suppression system hydraulic calculation software. Calculations were structured around NFPA 13 and other governing standards. MEP prepared, modified, altered, and completed digital auto cad files provided of architectural floor plans for first, second, and mezzanine level of existing building in AutoCAD format to use as backgrounds for an as-built sprinkler plan. The floor plans delineated existing construction. MEP prepared as-built plans of the existing fire suppression system including sprinkler head and piping locations. The intent of the as-built drawing was to obtain the information required by the hydraulic calculation software. MEP prepared hydraulic calculations tailored to the as-built drawings. System design or fire suppression system pressure booster pump and appurtenance design were required since the hydraulic calculations revealed that the existing system did not comply with NFPA 13.


MEP completed the design and specifications within schedule and the client approved the proposed design in the first submission. The design was filed and approved by Nassau County.