Veteran’s Administration Surgery/ICU Replacement and Modernization

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Location: Western US

POWER provided an evaluation narrative of the existing surgery and ICU areas mechanical systems in consideration of a potential building remodel. On-site data was collected from the existing heating and air conditioning, plumbing, sanitary and associated components, verifying the systems and their capacities, along with the associated routing/zoning relationships and building constraints.

POWER provided the mechanical engineering design criteria and the program/schematic design phase efforts, as well as mechanical options outlining the associated pros and cons.  The options considered took into account LEED rating system efficiency design strategies with regard to site and existing mechanical conditions, as well as cost, operating efficiencies and overall system compatibility with existing conditions.

As part of the design scope, POWER provided demolition drawings for the HVAC, plumbing and sanitary systems to properly convey the scope of work to the contractor. Following the VA’s approval of the presented project design criteria and equipment options, POWER coordinated with the architect and other engineering design disciplines to provide the HVAC, plumbing and sanitary plans, as well as the mechanical and fire sprinkler protection system specifications. A rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimate for the mechanical system, information to assist in developing the construction schedule and coordinating procurement/long-lead mechanical items was also provided.

On-site construction support included review of vendor/supplier drawings, equipment selections and submittals for compliance with design intent, compliance to any spatial limitations and compliance to codes and VA standards. All work involved with the mechanical construction, equipment installation, testing and calibration was reviewed and POWER performed a comprehensive final inspection and assisted in developing a punch list for the mechanical contractors.