Our in-house Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) team at tk1sc are experts in building, fire, and life safety code consulting and design. Our FPE team works side-by-side with the entire design team from the start, whether it is a tenant improvement or a complex project. The tk1sc FPE team provides expertise and experience in code consulting and design solutions that support the client's vision with the necessary compliance requirements, ranging from utilizing prescriptive solutions based on building and fire code compliance to performance-based design for complicated or unique projects. The tk1sc FPE team also provides support to translate and negotiate the requirements of code officials with the project's vision in mind. We provide cost-effective solutions that meet all required codes and regulations. This all results in fewer redesigns, a more coordinated upfront design, and a design tailored to the project.
In Irvine, California, Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena combine the largest community ice complex in the region with a training facility for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Additional amenities include a pub, amphitheater, classrooms, and an array of outdoor public spaces. tk1sc provided Electrical, Fire Protection services, Architectural Lighting Design, Low Voltage system design services, and building commissioning for this project. tk1sc also completed design services for a 1.4-megawatt solar plant. This project was awarded a LEED Silver Certification. The $110 million, 280,000 square-foot project was designed around the vision of Ducks owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, to create a public resource to promote ice sports and health and wellness in the region. Great Park Ice was financed by the Irvine Ice Foundation, a nonprofit created by the Samueli's. At the end of the 50-year lease, ownership will revert to the community. The Great Park Ice facility is a 280,000 square foot ground-up facility within the Orange County Great Park sports complex, which features various outdoor sporting venues. The building features four indoor ice rinks — three NHL regulation rinks and one Olympic regulation rink — a full-service restaurant and bar, a café, and a gym. It serves as the new training facility for the Anaheim Ducks® National Hockey League team. The project's goal was to make a highly functional space for users that is energy efficient for all-day use, highly controllable for various event types, and aesthetically impressive through scale, palette, and integration. The rinks are illuminated with a total LED sports lighting solution connected to the building's dimming system for maximum controllability. One of the NHL rinks features 2,500 seats, a jumbotron screen with moving lights, and dmx controlled lighting for hosting an array of high-level entertainment and sporting events. The lobby, designed for high traffic volumes, features a double-height ceiling and wide circulation lit from linear pendants neatly organized within the acoustical baffle system at the ceiling. The baffles and lights are also arranged to align with the façade mullions furthering the architectural integration. The linear language is further celebrated at the entry portals to each rink and acts as wayfinding to lead users inward. The lobby illumination and varied blue-tinted glass façade create a lantern effect patterned in blue, white, and orange from the different visible surfaces from the exterior. The building uses a central control system and individual sensors to meet the strict energy code and reduce energy in unoccupied space, when daylight can be harvested from the tall glass façade, or when an event needs less light.
The Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) is a new laboratory integrated into the University’s strategy for strengthening both research and teaching capabilities. The building includes wet labs and research space, a vivarium, offices, classrooms, assembly areas, exterior terraces, and a 4-story atrium. tk1sc used Pyrosim/FDS as well as pathfinder in order to design the mechanical smoke exhaust system for the atrium. The 141,000 square foot facility was designed to achieve LEED Platinum, and meet UCR’s goals to expand their interdisciplinary academic research capabilities. Working with the design-build team of Hensel Phelps with SmithGroupJJR, we are providing code consulting services for UC Riverside’s new Multidisciplinary Research Building 1. Once complete MRB1 will provide bio-safety level 2 (BSL2) wet research labs, dry labs, core lab support facilities, vivarium, faculty and academic support. The 141,000 sq ft facility is designed to achieve LEED Platinum, and meet UCR’s goals to expand their interdisciplinary academic research capabilities
This brand new 120,000 square-foot cutting-edge educational concept space provides students with refuge to study, collaborate, and recreate for both middle and high school students. Seamless integration of outdoor learning area with indoor study create unconfined classrooms produces a highly efficient use of programmed space. reducing the non-educational area such as corridors and foyers. Elevated pedestrian walkway interconnects all buildings and serves as an easily identifiable pathway and sense of direction. tk1sc provided electrical, low voltage, lighting, fire alarm, and audio-visual services.