Yosemite Valley, Correct Tecoya Dorm and Y Apartments Egress
Scope of work for Tecoya Dorms A, B, C, D, E and F: The Tecoya Dorms will have exiting signage upgrades, work to interior doors (such as the installation of smoke seals and automatic door closers), limited door replacement, and exterior stair reconstruction at some locations.
Scope of work for Y Apartments: The Y apartments will have signage upgrades within the buildings and on the exterior gates, work on the interior doors (such as the installation of smoke seals and automatic door closers), the removal of washers and dryers in the egress corridors, and the capping and patching of those utilities.
The park has obtained a design consultant that specializes in fire safety systems for buildings. Their team meets the Secretary's Professional Standards for Historic Architecture as these buildings contribute to the Yosemite Valley Historic District.
Delaware North Companies will continue to consult with the park Fire Management Office and natural and cultural resources subject-matter experts throughout the remainder of design and through construction to ensure protection of cultural and natural resources, and perform work necessary to meet life safety codes for the Tecoya Dorms and the Y-Apartments located in Yosemite National Park.
The purpose of this project is to construct appropriate egress from the Tecoya Dorms and Y Apartments, located in Yosemite Valley. Current egress conditions do not meet International Building Code and/or California Historic Building Code requirements. Many of the exterior egress stairs at the Tecoya Dorms need to be re-built and interior doors require some work to have the proper fire rating. The Y Apartments require some exiting signage, interior door work, and the removal of appliances and patching of electrical and plumbing outlets in the egress hallways.