To create an outpatient clinic offering healthcare services to veterans, the U.S. Veterans Administration partnered with Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to renovate and expand an existing building that had housed the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, which was moved to Parkview Regional Medical Center. The one-story building was expanded from 25,000 square feet to 33,000 square feet, 25,000 of which are used to provide direct medical care. The remainder is used for offices and mechanical functions.
HCS Group PC provided engineering services for the project and asked Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide fire protection engineering, life safety design, and construction period services as part of the design-build team.
The existing building had an automatic sprinkler system and a fire alarm system. As part of the renovation effort, the existing sprinkler system was replaced with a new wet pipe sprinkler system throughout the renovated space and new addition. A new dry pipe sprinkler system was also added for the loading dock. The existing fire alarm system was replaced with a new voice evacuation fire alarm system.
U.S. Veterans Administration
HCS Group PC
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- Design analysis of interior life safety, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm systems
- Construction documents development, including specification and drawings
- Shop submittal review
- Final site review