Development of a new, self-supporting, multi-use compound with all mission operations support facilities within a secure perimeter. The 15-acre compound encompassed construction of 36 buildings including residential, dining, medical, dog kennel, training and recreational areas, laundry, multiple warehouses, and other facilities. As Fire Protection Designer of Record, Rhino developed the fire protection infrastructure for the compound as well as designs for each facility.
Housing is provided via prefabricated Containerized Housing Units (CHUs) stacked three stories high with unheated exterior corridors. Rhino routed fire protection water piping to all sleeping units by interconnecting heated areas with sections of underground piping to bypass unheated areas, and thus protect the piping runs from freezing. We also minimized the number of valves and piping for an economical and simple system installation.