Fort Leavenworth, KS
Historical Renovation and Restoration
Served as the Qualified Fire Protection Engineer (QFPE) per UFC 3-600-01, Section 1-5 providing the planning, design and construction support of the phased historical renovation and restoration of Buildings 47, 52 and 102 within the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Services included developing the building code and life safety code design analyses and developing the code, automatic fire sprinkler, and combination fire alarm and mass notification system plans.
Site visits were made to perform water flow testing and investigate the existing conditions of the historic-listed structures. Information was obtained concerning the repair or replacement of building components related to structural fire protection; means of egress components such as corridor widths, stair dimensions, and door clear widths; and information was obtained regarding the current status of the existing fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems.
Close coordination with the design team and stakeholders resulted in the best practical application of the building and life safety code requirements and fire sprinkler and combination fire alarm and mass notification systems while minimizing the impact to the historically significant fabric of the structures. The renovation project on Building 102, a contributing structure to the fort’s National Landmark District, won an award from the Kansas Preservation Alliance.