Fire and Life Safety Improvements

Rowland and Reines Halls aerial photo
Rowland Hall (left) and Reines Hall (right) aerial photo.

About this Project

The Fire and Life Safety Improvements, Phase 1 project addressed a number of urgent fire and life-safety issues in academic areas of the Irvine campus, including the installation of fire sprinkler systems throughout two laboratory buildings - Rowland Hall and Reines Hall - and in the breezeway of a third Engineering Laboratory Facility - as well as the replacement of obsolete fire alarm systems in 13 academic buildings and one campus support building, thereby improving the safety of over 500,000 ASF in UCI's academic core.

In addition, this project included installation of a new fire suppression water line that provided increased water pressure and fire suppression reliability for both the new sprinkler systems in this project and for the academic core of the campus in general.

Project Details

Project Manager: Chris Schneider
Design & Construction Team
Gen. Contractor: BNBuilders
Architect: Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
Struct. Eng.: KPFF, Inc.
Civil Eng.: Rick Engineering
Mech./Plumbing Eng.: Hartford Engineering
Electrical Eng.: Michael Wall Engineering
Landscape Architect: Mithun
Electrical: Rosendin Electric
Plumbing: Cosco
Earthwork: Bali Construction
Abatement: Environmental Construction Group
Landscaping: Pinnacle Landscape Management