Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square mile U.S. military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 2011, Atlantic Marine Communities Corporation proposed to construct a new elementary school serving Kindergarten through fifth grades at Camp Lejeune. The one-story, approximately 60,000 SF school will house about 450 children. Woolpert was selected to provide architectural and engineering services and requested Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide fire protection engineering (sprinkler only) and life safety design and construction period services as part of the design/build team. The school is targeted for LEED Silver Certification.
The project was put on hold after the 65% submittal in 2012 but was restarted in 2013. The new floor plan is smaller and thus requires a recalculation of all building code/life safety features, such as allowable area, allowable height, travel distances, occupant load, and exit capacity. In addition, fire alarm/mass notification devices must be relocated to accommodate the revised floor plan. FEI’s specific services included:
- Reviewing the proposed, revised floor plan and modifying the existing building code/life safety code calculations to accommodate the new layout.
- Modifying the previous 65% design analysis, life safety drawings, fire alarm/MNS drawings and fire sprinkler drawings to accommodate the new floor plan.
- Submitting a 95% and 100% submittal.
Atlantic Marine Communities Corporation
Camp LeJeune, Jacksonville, NC
- Design review
- Modification of code calculations
- Modification of design analysis and drawings
- Developing 95% and 100% submittals