IES, acting as prime consultant, conducted a complete physical Hazardous Materials Inventory Survey of HSE, HSW and MSB buildings at the Parnassus campus facility. Working with Oculus Architects and Jensen-Hughes Fire Protection the team then completed a floor-by-floor evaluation of building occupancy, life safety and fire protection provisions and developed recommendations for site improvements.
University of California- San Francisco
Client: University of California –
Location: Parnassus Campus HSIR & MSB
Architect: Oculus Architects
Fire Protection: Jensen Hughes
Phase 1 HMIS & Occupancy Evaluation: 12 months
Phase 2 Life Safety Design Development: 6 months
$250,000 – $500,000
Conduct physical survey of hazardous materials storage and use of all 46 floors, resulting in over 13,000 chemicals identified, classified and categorized for occupancy review.
Review archival plans and evaluate existing facility to identify fire-resistive construction elements, egress provisions, occupancy and use; Prepare life safety plans and provide recommendations for building occupancy improvements.
Evaluate archival plans and conduct inspection of existing fire protection coverage and system design capacity; Prepare hydraulic analysis of existing system and provide design criteria and recommendations for system upgrades to support planned facility and occupancy improvements.
- Provide recommendations for improving compliance with hazardous materials regulations, including: Chemical storage techniques, Handling and use of hazardous materials to lower risks, Hazardous inventory tracking and Identification, Central storage and pharmacy concepts, Annual clean-out and disposal recommendations.
- Present existing building occupancy analysis and design recommendations for building occupancies, with B-Occupancy labs on the lower level and L-Occupancy labs on the floors more than 3rd story above grade plane.
- Present fire sprinkler design analysis and recommendations for fire pump, system pressurization and looped systems to support floors more than the 9th story above grade plane.