Tyco Fire & Building Products (TFBP), a division of Tyco International Ltd. and a world leader in water-based fire suppression systems and technology, has announced a $3.5 million plan to renovate its current Cranston, RI-based R & D facility into a new, state-of-the-art Global Technology Center. The renovation plan consists of a multi-phase remodel of the existing center. The first two phases of the remodel are slated to be completed this year, resulting in a new, world-class training facility, and the addition of a multi-purpose Application Development Laboratory for fire testing.