Apogee Consulting Group is tasked to correct identified electrical and life safety deficiencies related to the overhead paging system, fire alarm system, and nurse call system on the Columbia VA campus as outlined in the facility condition assessment report. This project will replace the existing overhead paging system by completing the upgrade of the fire alarm systems in the remaining facilities. Tasks include:
Electrical Design: Providing 120-volt emergency power for the fire alarm panels and provided locks on the circuit breakers. Specifically, electrical breakers that are defined in the fire alarm evaluation deficiency report will have breaker lock, Basis of Design: Space age ELOCK-FA.
Mechanical Design: Designed a new HVAC fiber optic backbone, sized and configured as facilities and engineering pathway for HVAC controls, security, and PACS systems.
Nurse Call Design: The nurse call system was Rauland Borg Responder 5 to match the existing. Devices will include nurse call master console to be provided in the nurse station. Enhanced single patient stations with 2 buttons and 1/4 auxiliary jacks will be provided at each patient bed. Patient bed receptacle with break out patch cord and enhanced pillow speaker will be provided for each patient bed. Provided new wiring to integrate the pillow speakers into the TV and lighting control. Nurse Call Dome Lights will be added above each patient room to replace the existing units. New nurse call cabinets will be provided for each duty station.
Data Systems Design: The Data cabling are hardwired to jacks. The standard data jacks are wired to the existing TR room with 4 PAIR UTP Category 6 cable and connected to 24 or 48 copper patch panels in the data racks. Four Cat 6 cables ran from the TR room to each telecommunications outlet box and terminate on RJ45 jacks in the face plate for each location in each room.