Engineering Company

Luiss University - Rome

The project consisted in the preservative restauration intervention and technological adaptation of the electric installation and special systems of all the university premises:

  • lecture halls
  • reading room
  • executive offices and academic offices
  • frontoffice and Data Processing Center
  • teachers’ residences
  • archives
  • canteen
  • service premises: kitchen, bathrooms, corridors, stairways, technical premises
  • watchman room

For an overall surface of 17540 square metres divided into the following functional areas:

  • Institute: 13047 square metres
  • Heritz Villa: 1486 square metres
  • Farmhouse and stable: 939 square metres
  • Church: 1295 square metres
  • Guardian house: 100 square metres
  • Basket court: 673 square metres

Opengineering took care of the definitive planning for the following system:

  • electric installation
  • lighting system
  • telephony and data networks
  • terrestrial and satellite tv reception networks
  • smoke detection
  • sound-alarm system
  • emergency lighting
  • closed-circuit tv system
  • anti-intrusion system

The electric installation consists of a preferential network, powered by the national network and by the motor generator, and of a power continuity system, powered by the national network, by the motor generator and by the UPS. Considered the importance of the intervention, a remarkable number of electric switch panels were installed which are directly powered by the general low tension electric switch panel and, partly, by the building electric panels.
The number and location of the electric switch panels was planned in such a way as to easily distribute the secondary electric circuits, limiting as much as possible their length. As far as the ordinary lighiting system is concerned, it was planned in such a way as to guarantee a level of lighting that is appropriate to the premises function. The lamps that were used are fluorescent and metal ion ones of the “warm” light type (2700/3000°K).
The emergency lighting instead, was made with the same devices used for the ordinary lighting, but provided with an autonomous emergency motor generator that can guarantee ≥ 1 hour autonomy and a recharge in 12 hours. The emergency system guerantees a level of lighting not lower than 5 lux, at 1 m from the floor along the exit ways.
All the emergency devices are monitored by means of a centralized system: each device is provided with an addressable interface which enables the remote control of the efficiency condition of its lamp and battery.
The telephony and data transmission network has the function to connect the preferential elements and the concentrators and it was planned thinking about a number of services and information which can be exchanged among the various parties that use and manage the activities inside the buildings.
A terrestrial and satellite centralized reception TV system was planned for the entire Institute and a separated one for the building that accomodates the teachers’ residences.
The fire detection system, that can constantly monitor all the buildings, combines the following functions in one system:

  • automatic detection and signalling, as fast as possible, of a fire
  • manual signalling (by means of an special button) of a fire detected by a man instead of the suitable detectors
  • beginning of the rapid evacuation of people
  • activation of the emergency and relief programmes
  • activation of other possible systems of fire fighting and of the safety measures, such as, for instance, the closing of the fire stop doors and shutters.

The entire complex was provided with a centralized sound diffusion system to manage the emergencies, consisting of a control central unit and of a number of sound diffusers that, apart from their specific warning functions, can diffuse messages and announcements as well.
In each lecture hall of the Institute, the sound diffusion system consists of an amplifier, a radio microphone, a wire microphone and a number of sound diffusers. Nevertheless, thanks to the signal switches which are placed in each lecture hall, in the event of an emergency the diffusers of the lecture hall can be used by the sound-alarm unit to diffuse the emergency signals.
The building subject to the intervention are provided with an anti-intrusion system and with a closed-circuit TV to control and forestall unauthorized accesses. The system has the task of mainly supervising all those accesses that conduct from the outside to the inside and the accesses to private areas, such as academic offices and information rooms.


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‘Guido Carli’ Free International University of the Social Studies – LUISS (Rome)


Lamaro Appalti S.p.A.



Progetto Arcvhitettonico

Studio Nira S.r.l.

Structure Project

Studio Nira S.r.l.


Definitive Planning for Special Systems and Electric Installations

System Projects

Enetec S.r.l.

Task assigned by

Enetec S.r.l.

System amount

3.710.526,74 €