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Rochester General Hospital Atrium
Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, New York incorporated a new atrium in the Access Center of the hospital to welcome patients and visitors. RAN Fire Protection Engineering’s president provided code consulting and development of design criteria for the smoke management system of the atrium.
The scope of services provided include:
Code research to address general building requirements.
Code analysis for basis of design criteria.
Meetings with design team to discuss approach and identify potential cost saving options.
Performance of preliminary smoke management calculations
Identification feasible design concepts
General oversight of the systems that will require coordination (such as HVAC, Architectural, etc…) with the smoke management system
It was discovered early within the design phase that the application of the prescriptive building code requirements would result in a “windtunnel” condition within the atrium. The prescriptive building code requirements would also result in the expensive installation of equipment that would not meet the intent of the code. A report was generated which outlined the preliminary code analysis, criteria for the design fire, and exhaust rate. The report summarized the basic design criteria for the smoke management system which was used to evaluate system design options. The final design incorporated application performance-based criteria for the smoke management system specific to the building conditions. It resulted in a 50% cost savings and a functional smoke
Samaritan Medical Center
Client: Aubertine & Currier
RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C. was retained to provide consulting services. RAN provided evaluation services to indicate the status of the existing fire pump and to investigate possible issues associated with the fire pump’s performance and water supply. RAN also evaluated the existing storage arrangement and identified alternative storage configurations that may lower water demand. A design for the replacement of the fire pump to meet the new storage arrangement was performed.
Construction Cost: $85,000 Size: 81,000 sq-ft
Saratoga Medical Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Client: Fletcher Starnes, MD
The two-story medical office building needed the building systems to be designed for future tenant fit-out connections. RAN Fire Protection Engineering provided HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical engineering design drawings on this project. These fire protection engineering drawings included a fire sprinkler system design that included the sprinkler layout and water service entrance for the base of the building
Construction Cost: $56,000 Size: 12,800 sq-ft
NYS Nurses Association
Client: Omni Development Company, Inc.
RAN Fire Protection Engineering performed consulting services for support of the tenant fit out of the NYS Nurses Association area located at 155 Washington Avenue. RAN’s engineers provided fire protection engineering support for bid services for best value analysis, performed code research for the required fire protection system installation based on the proposed construction and the architect’s alterations classification, and provided a memo outlining the required level of fire protection for the building.
Construction Cost: $81,000 Size: 32,000 sq-ft
Syracuse VA Medical Center
Client: U.S. General Services Administration
RAN Fire Protection Engineering, P.C. was retained to conduct a code analysis on the Syracuse VA Medical Center parking garage. As a result, RAN designed an Automatic Dry Sprinkler System, Auxiliary Supply for Automatic Dry Sprinkler System, and a Manual Dry Standpipe System for the garage.
Construction Cost: $672,000 Size: 280,000 sq-ft
Pilgrim Psychiatric Hospital
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
Creedmoor Psychiatric Facility