Civil Engineering
Fire Protection


Cordogan Clark & Associates


RTM is providing Civil and MEP engineering and design of the new sprinkler systems and upgrades to the fire alarm system in Wohlers Hall, as well as all work associated with Lecture Room 141 for MEP/FP upgrades. The project will resolve life safety issues such as dead-end corridors, mixed occupancy protection, and subdivision of common paths of travel and egress elements by providing new automatic fire suppression (sprinkler) system throughout the building. The renovation work will also involve up sizing the existing water main to the facility to supplement the needed capacity for the system, as well as enhancement of the existing fire alarm system by incorporating upgrades where alarm components have become obsolete and replacement parts are no longer an option.

Scope includes necessary demolition, associated abatement, and new construction work in the spaces identified to accommodate fire suppression system. The renovation of Lecture Room 141 will remove and replace the lectern, instructor’s workstation, and existing tablet arm fixed seating (approximately 320+) with new fixed, tiered seating with folding tablet arms and sloped floor connections that meet the accessibility codes and guidelines. Electrical power accommodations will be incorporated into project design so that they fit with the character of the room and seat layout. The scope shall also address the removal and replacement of the suspended ceiling system and light fixtures, flooring surfaces, mechanical air diffuser cleaning, and reupholstering of the acoustical sound attenuation panels.

Our Civil team is providing sitework design related to the new fire sprinkler and domestic water service and new electrical service for the fire pump system. Scope includes repair of sidewalk to address ADA and tripping hazards and create a new bike parking area.