The Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center
Efficient, centralized, personalized services are all coordinated through the technology designed by JDRM Engineering. The project transformed an existing 33,000 square foot conference center into a new Cancer Center. Supporting state of the art cancer treatment equipment and services, the new space includes imaging suites, examination rooms, doctors’ offices, treatment spaces, staff support offices, and a welcoming lobby/atrium.
Mechanical design included HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Electronic humidifiers were used for the Linear Accelerator, Mammography Stereotactic, and PET Scan Rooms. Due to clearance issues and building layout, heating directly through the campus steam system was not a feasible option. JDRM engineered a solution utilizing electrode type humidifiers to get humidity to critical spaces. Steam to hot water heat exchangers utilizing campus steam were used to heat the building. The water is then pumped to reheat coils in approximately 70 terminal units serving the facility. A new system of Direct Digital Controls was installed and tied back into the Campus Control System.
Electrical design spanned the implementation of a new lighting system; fire alarm and mass notification system; an area of rescue system; power distribution; and implementation of five radiology treatment rooms. The new lighting system saves energy while providing high levels of service utilizing motion sensors and programmable lighting control in common and exterior spaces. The fire alarm/mass notification system is integrated into a dedicated campus fiber loop continuously monitored by campus police. JDRM’s lighting, power, and associated systems engineering enables UTMC to utilize a linear accelerator vault, high dose radiation room, mammography systems, stereotactic equipment, PET/CT scanners, and X-ray-rooms.
Technology design services included a structured cabling system consisting of category-6 cabling for data communications. The cabling infrastructure complied with University standards (which were developed and written by JDRM Engineering). A Cable TV distribution system was designed utilizing coaxial cabling. A paging system was included in common spaces. Access control design support secure access at multiple doorways with electronic hardware through the expansion of The University’s existing access control system.