Rhino FPE was engaged to provide engineering, design, and consulting services under a multi-year IDIQ contract to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (VAMC). Task orders included construction of a new 2-story wing, relocation of occupants to the new space, and subsequent existing space renovations including Centralized Registration and Outpatient Lab areas. Another task order encompassed construction of a new Senior Management Building, a one-story, stand-alone facility for office use (10,000 sf). All work conducted in an occupied campus environment and required minimal disruption to patients and staff.
Rhino’s scope in all of these projects included design of standpipe and automatic sprinkler systems as well as extension of the existing hospital fire alarm system to protect the facilities. We also provided building code and life safety consulting to ensure that architectural designs met the VA Fire Protection Design Manual as well as applicable building code requirements.