Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saperstein Critical Care Tower Plaza

Coffman provided fire protection engineering and life safety code consulting services for the 29,000 sf renovation of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Saperstein Critical Care Tower (SCCT) Plaza Level and Mezzanine level. The existing SCCT building housed 120 ICU patient rooms and 30 monitored med/surg patient rooms and was originally constructed in 2006 to replace a building that was severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

The tenant improvements project scope included the build-out of the SCCT Mezzanine level with approximately 6,000 sf of respiratory therapy, EVS, and materials management functions, as well as the 23,000 sf build-out of the SCCT Plaza level to accommodate a patient care unit with 26 new patient beds.

Coffman prepared the Fire Protection/Life Safety Code Narrative, which addresses occupancy classifications, fire-resistance-rated separations, means of egress systems, type of construction, area and height allowances, fire protection system requirements, Group I-2 requirements, smoke compartments, and other fire/life safety issues. Coffman also prepared life safety drawings and reviewed the architectural drawings for compliance with major fire protection and life safety provisions. This project was subject to HCAI (formerly OSHPD) approval and requirements of the California Building and Fire Codes and the 2012 edition of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code.


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