Huntington Memorial Hospital, Utility Infrastructure Upgrades
August 2015 - April 2018
Utilities upgrades for a seismically safe & healthy hospital
When Huntington Hospital needed campus-wide utilities and infrastructure improvements, they turned to us for infrastructure expertise. For the La Vina building on campus, we upgraded the 4160V utility service distribution lines on the hospital campus and rerouted the existing building service lines through underground tunnels and seismically compliant spaces, upgraded the building emergency power services by connecting the existing HVAC systems and provided new 4160V site distribution for increased capacity to support interior renovation projects happening at the time of our design. For the Wingate and Hahn buildings, we established compliant services as part of the SPC2/NPC3 upgrade to extend the life of critical patient beds until 2030. Finally, for the central utility plant, we are in the process of upgrading cooling systems to support the first phase of the Facility Master Plan and address long-standing capacity shortages.
At the project’s outset, we analyzed six different business cases regarding the existing MEP infrastructure. This assessment included replacing existing chillers and cooling towers within the central plant to accommodate the expansion of services required by three of the business case scenarios. We used PipeFlo modeling to assist in making specific recommendations for the chilled water system.
The implementation of the project was streamlined through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method familiar to our staff due to our experience is various alternate delivery methods such as design-build. We have worked hand-in-hand for five years from the conceptual beginning to the detailed construction execution with the owner, construction manager, design and construction teams to deliver a successful project that will have a lasting impact on the campus for decades to come.