Pertronic F120A System In Fiji’s Government Buildings


The return of democracy to Fiji has triggered an upturn in construction activity, particularly in the tourism, infrastructure and government sectors. One major project was the extensive refurbishment of the historic Government Buildings, including the Parliamentary Debating Chamber which had not been used for twenty-seven years. The complex also has Ministerial, Select Committee, and Hansard offices, together with the Parliamentary Library, Courts, and meeting rooms.

The project included a fire system upgrade based on a new Pertronic F120A analogue addressable fire control panel with four addressable loops. This is interfaced with a sixteen-zone emergency warning and intercommunication system (EWIS). System Sensor addressable strobe lights were used extensively throughout the complex and in meeting rooms on all three levels to provide visible warning of an incident requiring building evacuation.

The complex has also been fitted with new electrical and air conditioning systems, together with new audio-visual equipment for the debating chamber and new ICT equipment throughout.