Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center
Renovation of Building 6
Poole Fire Protection is serving as the Qualified Fire Protection Engineer per the Department of Veterans Affairs Fire Protection Design Manual and is providing engineering and code consulting services for the VA Renovation of A and B Wing of Building 6 at the Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center located in Topeka, Kansas.
Renovation of A and B wind of Building 6 includes a reclassification of the facility as New Residential Board and Care (Wing B) and New Health Care (Wing A) per NFPA and Residential Group R-4 and Institutional I-2 per IBC. The area of renovation includes approximately 24,000 SF of exam, sleeping, office/administrative, and computer rooms among other occupancy types found in traditional health care facilities.
In addition to attending the design kickoff/charrette, developing the code analysis and code plans, Poole Fire Protection will provide complete fire protection engineering design for the water based fire suppression system(s) and fire alarm/voice evacuation system, perform hydrant flow testing and water supply analysis and perform construction administrative services including shop drawings review, as well as preliminary and final acceptance testing.