Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly K.

Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.


The purpose of this Interactive Qualifying Project was to conduct a cost analysis of home sprinkler systems for a Greenfield site in Victoria, Australia. This report was presented to the Australasian Fire Authorities Council with conclusions about the provision of, and proposed cost of home sprinkler systems in Greenfield sites. Research was conducted about home sprinkler system costs and codes in the United States and New Zealand. In addition, a cost-benefit model on home sprinkler systems in the United States, by Rosalie Ruegg and Sieglinde Fuller, was reviewed to determine possible methods of identifying costs and benefits of home sprinkler systems. To accurately analyze the costs and benefits of home sprinkler systems in Victoria, a cost-benefit model was created. Eynesbury Station in Melton, Victoria, was used as a case study to determine the current costs and benefits of home sprinkler systems.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering