HUG-Maternity - stage 3, Geneva

HUG-Maternity - stage 3, Geneva – fire protection



  • Client: Geneva Canton – Finance Department, Buildings Office
  • End-user: HUG – University Hospital of Geneva





  • Architect: SSR_3 architectes et urbanistes SA
  • Contractor: beric SA




Project description

Since 2017, the maternity unit at the HUG has a capacity of approximately 200 beds, compared to 94 beforehand; and 12 delivery rooms, an increase of four. This was required as part of a continuous programme that started in 1993 to adapt to the increase in birth rate, which has doubled since 1980. The HUG currently facilitates around 4'000 deliveries per year. This project forms a part of a wider project to construct a totally new maternity wing in several phases.

Services provided

Fire protection design / concept

  • Review of the scheme design developed by the architects to identify any non-conformities or incompatibilities with the fire protection requirements (AEAI standards and guidelines).
  • Development of a fire protection concept (report and plans) identifying physical protection measures (fire compartments, escape routes, escape stairways, horizonal transfer options etc.) and technical measures (fire detection equipment, fire extinguishing systems, escape route signage, emergency lighting, smoke and heat extraction systems, fire alarm systems etc.).
  • Options study.
  • Proposal and integration of performance-based solutions (fire safety engineering, analytical modelling, validation through calculations etc.).
  • Discussions with the relevant services (fire authorities).

Site works / monitoring

  • Advice to the project design team in terms of the choice of systems and technical details.
  • Assistance to the project team during the development of the tender documents, including verification that the relevant fire safety elements have been incorporated.
  • Assistance and advice to the client, the architect, the construction manager and the design engineers during the construction phase.
  • Development of the fire control matrix and planning of the integral testing.
  • Participation in handover meetings for the fire safety installations.
  • Participation in meetings in order to be able to confirm that the measures put in place conform to the requirements agreed with the fire services, allowing the permit to occupy to be issued.

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