foreign material exploitation laboratory

Foreign Materiel Exploitation Laboratory

Poole Fire Protection served as the Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (QFPE) as per UFC 3-600-01, for the design and expansion of the foreign materiel exploitation laboratory building at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.  The National Air and Space Intelligence Center required an additional 58,400 square feet of secure laboratory and analytical space to support exploitation of “foreign materiel”.  The design met the unique program requirements and complied with Intelligence Community standards for construction of secure facilities, while still meeting High Performance and Sustainable Building requirements.

The project began as a Design-Build Request for Proposals development project, but soon turned into a full Design-Bid-Build design project.  Poole Fire Protection provided all fire protection and life safety consulting and design services for this project, including: detailed design of fire sprinkler systems including drawings, calculations and specifications; clean agent fire extinguishing system design including drawings, calculations, and specifications; life safety and building code analysis; design of fire alarm/mass notification systems (including aspirating smoke detection) including drawings and specifications; layout of portable fire extinguishers and integration of fire extinguisher cabinets with the architectural design including drawings and specifications; performing fire hydrant and fire pump flow testing to establish the available water supply available for suppression system design; coordination with the civil engineer to lay out the underground water utility mains serving the project; attending review and coordination meetings; and review and approval of fire alarm/mass notification and fire sprinkler system shop drawings submittals.

Design was completed in accordance with Tempest, ATFP, and Sustainable Design Standards (LEED Silver), utilizing Autodesk REVIT (BIM). The project was awarded a 2018 United States Air Force Design Honor Award. CPARS: Very Good.