Rhino FPE was engaged to provide the retrofit of fire alarm systems in 49 occupied buildings at the University’s flagship campus. The facilities were various sizes and uses, and included research labs, classrooms, auditoriums, historic buildings, and large venues such as the Eisenhower Auditorium|Center for the Performing Arts.
Rhino conduced a review of the existing fire alarm system, developed designs in accordance with applicable codes; provided power calculations; developed full contract documents and a complete system layout; provided construction phase services; and served as Owner’s Representative for acceptance testing. Several buildings provided notification challenges which Rhino addressed by obtaining variances from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. Work was conducted in six phases and with minimal disruption to building occupants and on-going activities.