Air Mobility Command Headquarters
Scott AFB, IL
Stanton Engineering was responsible for the fire alarm, mass notification, sprinkler and standpipe system design as well as for life safety egress analysis/code compliance on the $150M renovation project for Air Mobility Command Headquarters. The project is comprised of a mixed use, 310,000 SF, three story, four-star command headquarters. The facility includes a museum, dining facility, large assembly area, consolidated suite that complies with ICD 705, and multiple administrative suites. We also provided site fire water supply and fire department access analysis. In addition, our engineers provided design for 60,000 SF of temporary, modular building swing space.
Stanton Engineering provided design solutions for several challenging code issues that had been identified within the existing facility. We developed the code analysis for all available options to address the fact that the facility exceeded the allowable area for the existing construction type and how the solutions could be implemented within the project design team recommended courses of action (COA). Per the selected COA, we provided consulting services as to how the construction type could be upgraded from Type IIB to Type IIA, and how to install a new, complete sprinkler system. The sprinkler system was in coordination with a limited floor to floor height that also required an upgraded HVAC system, and retrofitted structural components to meet progressive collapse requirements. We developed engineering judgements during the design to permit sprinkler system penetrations through fire-rated structural steel to maximize above-ceiling space for duct work and other utilities. The fire alarm system design included demolition of the existing fire alarm system and installation of a new fire alarm and mass notification system in accordance with the UFC mass notification system requirements. The new fire alarm and mass notification system was designed to comply with ICD 705 requirements. In addition, Stanton Engineering provided fire alarm system requirements for fire alarm systems to be in place during construction.