Orthopaedic Hospital

This 69,000 square foot Orthopaedic Hospital consists of 36 resident rooms; 6 operating rooms; associated pre-op and post-op areas; MRI and CT scan rooms; as well as physical therapy, kitchen, and dining areas. The building’s systems were designed to reduce energy consumption as much as possible while complying with electrical and mechanical codes and hospital design guideline requirements.

Mechanical design of HVAC systems involved supply air to the resident rooms and support areas by multiple packaged variable air volume rooftop units.  Supply air to the operating room area is provided by a constant volume outdoor air handling unit with refrigerant cooling coils and desiccant dehumidification wheel.  The unit operates continuously and the outside airflow quantity is monitored by an air flow measuring device.

The hot water heating system design involved building distribution pumps and 3 high efficiency dual fuel condensing type heating water boilers.  The burner is suitable for natural gas or propane.  Variable speed pumping control was added to increase the hot water plant’s efficiency.

Electrical design involved direct/indirect lighting that was used in public corridors with LED wall sconces above the patient room numbers.  Exterior lighting was designed to match the existing site lighting and including building accent illumination, parking lot lighting, and signage.  The lighting system design included high efficiency fluorescent, metal halide, and halogen lamps.  The lighting was designed for comfort, aesthetics, and energy efficiency.  The lighting control system includes daylight sensing controls on exterior spaces, occupancy sensors controls; time scheduled relay controls; and dimming functionality and is integrated into the building automation system.

The emergency electrical system includes a 900 kW emergency generator with back up of emergency egress lighting, fire pump, critical lighting receptacles and HVAC equipment.

Technology/Communications work included optical fiber backbone with UTP horizontal cabling, nurse call system, wireless LAN infrastructure, CATV distribution over UTP cabling, security design including access control and video surveillance. Patient monitoring and wireless telemetry infrastructures and device integration was provided.


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