Renovation and Upgrades to Fisher House II, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Customer/Owner Name: US Navy
Point of Contact: Kenneth Armendariz
Description: CJW Construction, Inc. was the prime contractor for this design-build project to provide an additional stairway to Building 47 Fisher House II so that it is brought up to current code. CJW worked with their designer to provide the U.S. Navy with several design options for the emergency egress. We created a 3D BIM model of the most desirable option in order to provide a visual for the owner. After approvals, we provided 65%, 100% and final design drawings to the Govt. Through meetings and correspondence with consultants, schematic design drawings and 3D models were generated to help in the final construction. The staircase included structural upgrades to the existing facility, structural steel stairs, framing and a new door, and stucco work. The staircase was designed to match the aesthetics.
This project also provided fire alarm strobes in the bedrooms and a fire sprinkler system over the air condition units within the approximately 9,500 SF Neo-Mediterranean building, with a stucco exterior clay tile roof and symmetrical north elevation. Interior construction used gypsum board over stud partitions with moldings that appear throughout. Of primary importance to the Fisher House was the new staircase which was designed to blend seamlessly with the current structure and minimize the loss of current use. All interior and exterior matched the existing materials and finishes.