Augusta Health is required to comply with Joint Commission accreditation requirements and Life Safety code inspection. Rhino FPE was selected by the Owner to provide a conditions assessment of six buildings (A, B, C, D, Cancer Center, and Medical Office Building) in support of this effort. Our assessment encompassed a code compliance review as well as evaluation of construction and the fire protection and life safety features of each building.
Several challenges made the survey, evaluation, and analysis a complex task. Among the challenges: Multiple buildings constructed/renovated with differing codes, several use classifications, inter-connected buildings, and special building features or use characteristics (atrium, special care pavilions, operating rooms, etc.). Rhino developed a Conditions Deficiency Report detailing our findings as well as a prioritized list of recommendations with cost estimates for correction.