This 2019 project was a new hotel in Portsmouth NH. The interesting and challenging aspects of this design were the water supply and the multi-level garage.
The water supply was adequate for the fire sprinkler system but did not meet the requirements for the standpipes. Often the Fire Department will assume the responsibility for pressure and flow for the standpipes through the Fire Department Connection. Due to issues with apparatus, the F.D. could not supply the required 1,000 gpm. Therefore we struck a deal whereby the F.D. provided 500 gpm and a 500 gpm fire pump was installed. Balancing 2 sources of supply was interesting.
The Garage was challenging due to the deep steel beams, a suspended ceiling, and coordinating pipe pitch with the slopes of the deck above.