Kimpton Seafire Resort and Condominiums
Fire Protection Engineering Consultant
Served as a fire protection engineering consultant for the fire alarm systems associated with the development of a resort complex in Grand Cayman. The complex included a high-rise hotel, a high-rise condominium building, three multi-unit hotel buildings, two pool houses, and a bar/restaurant.
All of the buildings’ fire alarm systems were networked together, and a workstation based graphical network interface was also designed and installed. Poole Fire Protection provided design drawings and specifications for the network of the systems, provided design of the sequence of operations matrices for the systems, and provided review and approval of the shop drawing submittals for the various systems utilized in this project. Construction administration services were also provided, including 60 days’ worth of on-site services to assist with trouble shooting and system finalization to receive local fire department approval.
The project was fraught with challenges including the original fire alarm/electrical contractor going out of business mid-way through the project. Poole Fire Protection’s staff worked diligently with the owner, general contractor, and new fire alarm contractor to ensure the systems provided were code compliant, met the needs of the users, and provided a safe environment for resort guests. Regular interfacing with the contractors, owner, and authority having jurisdiction was required to accomplish successful project completion.