MEDICAL AND RESEARCH FACILITIES
Fairview Community Health
New Medical Office Building
Bowling Green, KY
This project consists of a 45,000 square-foot, two-story, Type 2B construction, medical office building. The first floor and the majority of the second floor contain medical offices and exam space for several medical providers. The HVAC system was a high efficiency, variable refrigerant flow system, with all indoor fan coil units being concealed above ceiling, and ducted to traditional ceiling supply return diffusers and grilles. Electrical systems included LED lighting with automated controls, an emergency generator and emergency power system, as well as data, security and computerized access control systems. Mechanical and electrical design, in collaboration with the interior design team’s unique fixtures, finishes and lighting, produced a striking, attractive medical office building.
This 20,000 square-foot, wood-frame medical office building was designed for LEED Certification, in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs design and construction standards. CCE was responsible for the HVAC systems design, under the mechanical contractor for this design-build project. The HVAC system consisted of a Variable Refrigerant Flow system with a Desiccant Wheel Energy Recovery Ventilator. Some of the LEED credits were obtained using cold plasma technology to comply with ASHRAE 62 Indoor Air Quality Procedure, which allowed the reduction of outside air based on utilizing indoor air cleaning technology. Ionization units were installed in each indoor fan coil unit to reduce outside air requirements in the non-clinical spaces. Close coordination with the contractor and the architect was required to meet an aggressive construction schedule, and the stringent VA design criteria.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
LEED Certified Community Based
Zia Neurology Associates
New Medical Office Building
Bowling Green, KY
The project consists of a 20,000 square-foot two-story Type 5B wood construction office building. The first floor includes medical office and exam spaces, CT scan, and X-ray rooms. Half of the second floor was dedicated to the owner’s medical practice administration, with the remaining space ubdivided into three small docor’s office tenant suites. The HVAC design included a high-efficiency, variable refrigerant flow system with all indoor fan coil units concealed above ceiling, and ducted to traditional ceiling supply return diffusers and grilles. Mechanical and electrical design, in collaboration with the interior design team, created an exceptionally comfortable and attractive environment.
The 27,500 square-foot facility included medical office and exam space for numerous medical specialties, including pediatrics, family health, dental, and optometry. A retail pharmacy, laboratory, surgical procedure room, and an x-ray exam room are also part of the floor plan. The HVAC system included high efficiency rooftop equipment combined with a third-party variable air volume control system allowing for temperature control flexibility. Design also included dedicated ductless data server cooling systems. Electrical systems included LED lighting with automated controls, an emergency generator and emergency power system, as well as data, security and access control systems. Plumbing systems included a 100% wet fire suppression system, roof storm drainage, soft water production, dental compressed air and vacuum systems, and natural gas water heating.
New Medical Office Building
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Petroleum Fuels and Pesticides Laboratory
Department of Agriculture
The conceptual HVAC and plumbing systems in this 12,000 square foot metal building were re-engineered by Connolly Consulting Engineers to systems more suitable for the application and project budget, while meeting the performance criteria. The resulting HVAC systems included a multi-stage refrigerant based cooling, variable flow hot water preheat/reheat VAV system for the offices and laboratories. High concentration of outside air required steam humidification and justified the cost of a glycol-water based energy recovery run-around loop. Laboratory plumbing design required acid waste piping and acid dilution pit, natural gas, pure air, nitrogen, hydrogen, and vacuum with central vacuum, air and nitrogen production equipment.
The process of engineering and fabricating carbon tube structures 1-100 nanometers in size, which defines “nanoscale,” is cutting edge technology. The temperature and humidity of the clean room must be tightly controlled to provide users with clean air of less than 100 particles of one micron size or larger per cubic foot of air for nanotechnology related research. CCE performed the mechanical design for this clean room as a renovation of an existing laboratory space within the ASTeCC facility at the University of Kentucky. Processes supported in the room include Thin Film Deposition, Thermal and Chemical Processing, Device Fabrication, and Photolithography, some of which require a broad range of ultra-pure gases and water.
University of Kentucky
Class 100 Clean Room
Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Mary Breckinridge Hospital
Computer Server Room
Expansion of a hospital outbuilding to contain high density computer servers. Power and cooling capacity for six racks in the future. HVAC design included redundant split system computer room air conditioners with humidity control, and segregated supply and return air chamber design for excellent air distribution through each rack. Modular plenum panel walls were designed for rack layout flexibility and future expansion. Electrical design included extension of hospital emergency power and communications systems, a dedicated automatic transfer switch, computer rated (K-13) power transformer and over-rack server room power.
A design-build 4,500 Square foot, two story addition to the hospital. First floor is a Catheterization Lab Suite, and the basement is the new home for the hospital administration department. HVAC design included creative use of self contained electric cooling HVAC equipment with economizer, duct steam humidifier, hot water reheat, and fuel oil piping modifications. Electrical design included expansion of hospital power and communications systems, including a new service entrance and backfeed to an existing service. Mechanical and electrical design included tight coordination with existing facility utilities, and with the catheterization lab equipment supplier.
Catheterization Lab and Administration Area Addition
Patient Observation Expansion
A design-build 5,500 square foot renovation inside the existing hospital, adding ten patient beds and associated support areas. HVAC design included releasing existing HVAC system capacity by installing new self contained rooftop electric cooling HVAC equipment with economizer, final and charcoal filters, and reworking of the existing hot water reheat system.
Renovation/expansion for Drs. Friesen, Allen, Corbet and Burgess was a 6,500 square foot medical office building renovation involving design of medical facilities in a business occupancy. The project was one of five similar 2004 office renovations performed for Samaritan Hospital. This project included design and installation of a small magnetic resonance imaging suite. One of the other five projects included relocation of X-ray treatment room and associated dark room facilities. Each of these projects required balancing the interests of the hospital and the doctor-tenants.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Medical/Research Office Building
Saint Joseph London
Catheterization Lab #4
A design-build 800 square foot renovation in the basement of the hospital. Engineering design included modifications to the hot/chilled water system, humidification, computer room air conditioning system, expansion of the nurse call system, medical gases, power, etc. This project included coordination with the catheterization lab equipment supplier vendor drawings.
A 5,500 square foot hospital renovation beginning with an analysis of current and future surgery department caseload, capacity and staffing. CCE was the prime consultant and coordinated structural and architectural sub-consultants. Design involved detailed coordination of all work due to very tight above-ceiling clearance, as well as seismic restraints to comply with the 2007 KBC.
Renovation for Surgery Department
Mount Vernon, KY
Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center
Laundry Renovation & Physical Therapy Expansion
A challenging 5,000 square foot hospital renovation beginning with an analysis of current and future laundry and PT department capacity and staffing. The design solution involved utilizing existing and new high efficiency propane-fired equipment in a limited workspace and fixed budget. Another creative solution for this basement renovation included construction of two new chimneys for outside air and dryer flue exhaust. Design involved code compliance with KAR, CDC, ADA, JCAHO, and OSHA regulations, as well as AIA Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities.
Additional Design Experience
CCE provided HVAC, plumbing, electrical lighting, and electrical power design services for the renovation of the approximately 6,300 square foot office facility.
CCE performed the electrical design for replacement of patient headwall light fixtures and nurse call system upgrades for 45 patient beds and nurse station. Additional plumbing and HVAC design included dialysis boxes in 6 patient rooms and design of one patient room conversion to infectious isolation room with associated makeup air, independent exhaust, and room pressurization controls interfaced with the existing building automation system.
CCE provided HVAC, plumbing, and electrical engineering services and technical specifications for renovation of approximately 2,500 square feet of laboratory space to be converted to offices, patient holding, and a conference room.
CCE provided HVAC and Plumbing design for 70,000+ square feet of medical offices including MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, etc. modalities. Project was phased construction with a design-build delivery method.
CCE provided HVAC, plumbing, and electrical engineering services for the renovation of approximately 3,000 square feet of marine biology laboratory and classroom space. Work encompassed the design of a fume hood exhaust system incorporating the use of VAV air valves, rooftop mounted exhaust fans and a VAV make-up air unit. Space temperature control was provided by variable refrigerant flow heat pumps and ceiling fan coil units. New DDC Controls interfaced with existing building controls system. Plumbing systems included tie-into existing chemical waste system, hot and cold water systems, and provision of local multi-stage pure water system at the laboratory. Electrical design included new power panel and circuitry for laboratory equipment and new HVAC equipment and controls as well as new lighting, switching, and circuitry in areas of renovation.
CCE provided HVAC and Plumbing design for partial renovation of Stallion barn office and stalls for a reproductive research and development field laboratory and procedure areas, conference room, and reception area.