The CFPB is an independent agency of the U.S. government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector. Rhino FPE provided life safety, fire alarm, and fire protection design as a member of the design/build-bridging team for the renovation and modernization of this high-rise, partially occupied building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The scope included replacement of the building envelope and complete renovation of interior spaces to create an open office concept. Rhino provided life safety consultation as well as design for the standpipe, fire pump, sprinkler, and fire alarm systems. We also provided performance-based code equivalences to minimize construction impact on historic elements, and created a phasing plan to maintain completion function of fire detection and suppression utilities supply, emergency egress, and safety barriers for the grade-level tenants that occupied the building throughout construction.