William & Mary’s Integrated Science concept hinges on housing researchers and siting resources to promote interdepartmental collaboration as well as shared access to scientific instruments. Phase 3 will complete the triangle of the existing ISC 1 and ISC 2 facilities. The new four-story, 113,000 sf ISC 3 has a core that contains laboratories and shared instrumentation. Around the periphery are offices for scientists, a 300-seat lecture hall, and a two-story commons area.
Rhino’s fire alarm system design for the new ISC 3 facility provides elevator recall, individual building alarm, trouble and supervisory status, and the future capability for mass notification functions. It also has the ability to easily retrofit in the event of future facility modification, and interfaces with the existing fire alarm systems in ISC 1 and ISC 2.
This project encompassed the renovation and expansion of the existing Tyser Tower located on the south side of the University of Maryland Stadium. The existing 33,000 sf facility was completely renovated and two five-story additions (33,000 sf each) were built flanking the original facility, nearly tripling its size. The Stadium seating capacity was increased by approximately 2,000 seats including spectator suites, new President’s Lounge, and ADA-compliant spectator seats. A fully enclosed fifth level serves as a working press area along with facilities for coaches, public address, and scoring.
Rhino assisted the Owner and Architect to determine the necessary fire protection system upgrades. We provided the Basis of Design and complete Construction Documents for the fire suppression systems including fire main connection, fire pump, standpipes, and automatic sprinkler systems. Rhino also provided construction phase services.
In an initial phase, Rhino reviewed the sprinkler system design specification documents for the expansion of the Biomass Boiler Plant at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. This facility uses biomass byproducts such as wood chips and bark salvaged from local lumberyards and logging operations to generate clean, steam-powered energy for the VA campus. The expansion building houses a steam-driven generator, automated conveyers, woodchip storage, emissions control equipment, and supporting utilities.
In a subsequent phase, Rhino developed the design of a deluge system to satisfy code equivalency requirements for fire rated construction between the wood chips silo and boiler rooms. We also designed a fire pump to provide the water supply to simultaneously support the deluge system and ceiling sprinkler systems.