SEISMIC Project Books - Buildings 7, 8, 9, & 111
(Puget Sound Health Care System – American Lake, WA)
Spees Design Build provided services to the VA to create project books Seismic Project Books for buildings 7, 8, 9, & 111 at the VA American Lake Campus in Tacoma, WA. Review of such services included IT Infrastructure, Server Rooms, HVAC support for the server rooms, electrical infrastructure assessments, analyzing current electrical loads on existing electrical panels and many more key services supporting these buildings. Our team provided solutions to the VA to remediate these deficiencies and bring the buildings into compliance with VA OI&T standards, VA Telecommunications Design Manual, VA Infrastructure Standards for Telecommunications Spaces, Electrical Design Manual, HVAC Design Manual and many other VA program requirements.
The Spees Design Build team provided recommendations, reviewed and revised recommendations with the client and provided cost estimates to ensure the VA was prepared and had the available resources necessary to correctly mitigate these deficiencies. Due to the historical significance of the original Buildings, a seismic evaluation was conducted to ensure the preservation of the Buildings in the case of a seismic event. The evaluation determined that an extensive amount of structural retrofitting was required to bring the Buildings into compliance with modern codes.