Existing Conditions – Sprinkler System

Facility name: St Mark’s Hospital

Project name: STMRKH-032018P1-5th Floor Ortho Renovation
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3440700014
Lesson Learned number: 58
Impact: Cost

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Investigate existing conditions as soon as possible.

Where the penthouse sits on the roof of the 5th floor the ceiling steps down roughly 8′ for all of the existing mechanical equipment in the penthouse. This large step in the roof/structure means that when we demo the entire 5th floor and have to turn our sprinkler heads up we will have several location where the ceiling will be nearly 15′ tall which will require additional sprinkler pipe and bracing. This will also need to be coordinated with the other MEP trades.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Investigate existing conditions as soon as possible.

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