Red Mountain Fire Code Renovation Project Overview
As a result of the construction of the Student Center, the entire Red Mountain Building must be brought up to meet current fire codes. This $2.75 million project will be managed under the authority the State of Nevada Public Works Board. Since much of the building was improved during construction of the Student Center, the majority of the remaining work will take place in the older areas of the building that were not previously updated. The scope of work will generally include the following tasks:
- Replacing fire sprinkler heads with new fast-action heads
- Installing additional emergency lighting
- Replacing non-rated communications cables
- Sealing fire and smoke wall penetrations and floor openings
- Installing additional bracing for lights in suspended ceilings
- Installing additional seismic bracing for main fire sprinkler lines
- Installing a glass partition wall at the 4th floor atrium balcony.
The construction activities will cause odors, dust, and noise. It would be very disruptive and potentially unsafe for TMCC staff to attempt to work in areas where construction is ongoing. Therefore, TMCC and the State of Nevada Public Works Board developed a project approach that is intended to minimize disruption of TMCC services and provide a safe environment for building occupants.
TMCC faculty and staff provided input in developing this schedule and, where possible, accommodations have been made. The schedule also considers the necessary operations of the contractor in completing the work on time over the summer. This schedule is now final, because changes at this point would have a significant impact on the contractor's ability to complete the work prior to the fall semester.
The work will commence after the last day of classes of the 2008 spring semester and will be completed before classes begin for the 2008 fall semester. Wherever possible, summer classes will be located in classrooms outside of the Red Mountain Building.
The building will be divided into numerous areas. The project maps depict these areas. Occupants of each area will be moved out before construction in that area begins. A "swing space" or alternative space will be setup in advance of each area's temporary relocation to house the operation and employees. Each area is unique and will take a different time period to complete. The estimated dates of each area's displacement are listed on the schedule . When construction in the area is complete, the operation will be moved back to the original space. It is important to note that the schedule dates are estimated. Every measure will be taken to stay on schedule, however, and the actual dates may be different due to delays which are common during renovation projects. As schedule changes are known they will be posted on this website.
Please use the temporary move request sheet to help you plan your move. Each department that is located where construction is planned will fill out the form, including the appropriate signatures, and send it to Dave Roberts, Facilities Operations and Capital Planning Director.
RDMT Renovation Project Maps/Floor Plans
- RDMT Project Map 1st Floor
- RDMT Project Map 2nd Floor
- RDMT Project Map 3rd Floor
- RDMT Project Map 4th Floor
Please check back to this website for information updates.
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