SEATON HALL & PAUL WEIGEL LIBRARY OF ARCHITECTURE
In 2004, the use of Seaton Hall was revisited and the Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design was configured. Poole Fire Protection, Inc. provided code consulting to the KSU Facility Management personnel and the KSU Architectural Department to verify that the uses meet all local and state regulations.
This process included a detailed review of existing CAD drawings and floor plans, which were verified during an on-site review. Poole Consulting's staff met with University personnel on site to effectively explore and develop possible options for meeting the University's goals.
Codes were reviewed to qualitatively evaluate Weigel Library's impact on Seaton Hall's eastern area, basement and central sectors. The 2000 International Building Code was used to complete this review and to substantiate alternative designs.
Once the evaluation was complete, Poole Fire Protection worked with Kansas State University, the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office and Department of Facilities Management to assess the proposed alternatives. The alternatives generated by Poole Fire Protection created engineered code equivalences for the construction. This established cost-saving measures for the University by allowing the project to be constructed utilizing KSU architectural students.
After consensus was reached on a preferred alternative design, Poole Fire Protection assisted the University in completing and submitting the documentation needed for the plan to be approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.