As prime contractor, Apogee was tasked to improve the Public Address System including connecting most of the buildings to a unified system through existing ducts and additional speakers where needed. The public address system covers 31 buildings on the campus.
Site Investigation. The design team performed a thorough site investigation to determine existing conditions before designing solutions. As site investigations determines that there was sufficient space in the existing ductbank, new optical fiber was installed using the innerduct.
Electrical Engineering. A remote paging capability was designed utilizing a node mapping system of infrastructure for the OSP connection from building to building. Fire alarm speakers were added in areas found not covered by the existing speaker mapping. The number of speakers anticipated is approximately 20-30 for the entire campus. There are approximately 27 fire alarm control panels that will have the new device enclosure, surface mounted adjacently, with appropriate accessories installed inside. All existing speakers, whether fire alarm or public address, will remain. Additional speakers will be added as required in areas that were found to be not sufficiently covered.
Construction Documents and Specifications. Provided 100% construction documents and specifications for bidding and construction period use.
Public Address System Highlights:
After installation, the overhead paging system will be able to do the following:
Make an all page to the entire campus
Make a building page
Make a floor page
Make a zone page
Make a multi-floor page
Make multi-zone page
Make a multi-building page
Programmable to meet the VA needs