The three-story replacement hospital consists of 7 operating rooms, 32 exam rooms, new sterile processing and distribution center, physical therapy gymnasium, new pre-op/post-op and PACU area. The existing facility remained in service throughout the construction phase and phasing was an integral part of the design.
The project incorporated a new central energy plant which included hot water boilers, 3 new 250-ton roof mounted air-cooled chillers, a new heating hot water loop and a primary/secondary chilled water loop incorporating variable speed drives on the primary and secondary pumps. Custom air handling units, two emergency generators, and a fire suppression and fire alarm system were also included in the design.
Charlotte Engineers produced complete coordination/installation drawings for the entire project including; architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering.
Due to a strong focus on teamwork and communication, the project was completed on schedule and $600,000 under budget. The entire project team considered the project to be a success. At the grand opening ceremony, all the project team members were recognized for their contribution.