Thursday, February 04, 2010
This morning I had a meeting with the Fire Dept. about the new regulations. What interests them is what is the potential damage, and they callibrate their fire protection demands accordingly. My project included a horse stable and the main point in dispute was what kind of horses were going to be kept there. The owner was stammering and trying to say the right thing; in the meanwhile, I calculated in my mind that a 400 kg horse could yield 200 kg horsemeat, which sold at 30 sheqel per kilo valuates the horse at 6000 sheqel. That is exactly what the owner said. Convinced that the farmer was going to keep animals destined to the slaughterhouse, fire protection demands were minimal. Had my Client declared that he was going to keep valuable race horses, sprinklers and alarms would have been required. He saved at least 150,000 sheqels.