Good Lord Paul,
I somehow wish that I had kept my mouth shut on this one!.
I had a chat with our Chief Fire Officer (my Brigade boss, who also does the same sort of job as a Fire Marshall, in the US) after a fire call today and he rang Fire Safety, to get them to investigate the premises and the installed equipment (or lack thereof).
About 2 Hours later, I got a ring on my cellphone from my Boss, saying that I was to go to this Building as "someone" wanted to see me, regarding this matter.
So that's OK I get there and there is the Building Owner and the Architect looking at me and they are none too happy.
So we had a real beauty of an argument and also I was backed up by one of the painters who is a local Volunteer FF.
Up shot of this all, there are the smoke detectors and the sprinklers that have to be installed BEFORE the building is used for it's intended purpose.
But, the Architect really stuffed-up this time and it will cost him dearly.
I just feel sorry for the contractors that have to install it all, now that all of the linings are on.
The Sprinkler guys will be REALLY annoyed!, mind you, they have been told to price the job accordingly!.
It's ALL on the Architect.