This project encompassed construction of three new buildings: a 3,000 sf Magazine Building, 8,600 sf Storage Facility, and 10,500 sf Office Building. At project outset, Rhino conducted interviews with the tenant to gain an understanding of the daily facility operations planned for each structure along with the types of hazardous materials to be stored and the functional processes to be conducted. Our subsequent fire protection systems designs were based on these interviews and applicable codes to provide an adequate level of protection.
The fire alarm system was designed for all three buildings. Due to small building size, sprinkler systems were required for only two structures. Rhino also provided an explosion suppression system designed to provide detection and suppression of an oxidizing explosion in under 500 milliseconds for a portion of one building to satisfy client requirements.