F&H Consultants - Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Firm

Project Name:
LRH Emergency Department
Cheverly, Maryland

Engineering Services Provided:
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Construction Cost:

Square Footage:

Construction Completion:
December 2006

Project Description:
Provided MEP engineering design and construction phase services for renovation of various medical spaces into a new emergency department at an existing hospital. Areas included exam rooms (pediatric, GYN & orthopedic), isolation rooms, nurse station, physicians work room, staff lounge, STAT lab and other medical rooms were also provided.

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    LRH - Emergency Department

    Provided mechanical and electrical engineering design and construction phase services for renovation of various interior medical space into a new 10,000 sq. ft. emergency department at an existing hospital. The new emergency department included general exam rooms as well as pediatric, GYN, orthopedic, and isolation rooms. A nurse station, physicians work room, staff lounge, STAT lab and other medical rooms were also provided. A summary of our scope of work is described below:

    • The existing mechanical air distribution system in the renovated area, consisting of the supply, return and exhaust ductwork, air distribution devices and hot water duct mounted reheat coils were replaced and or modified in order to accommodate the new floor plan. There were several main ductwork branches passing through the renovation area which served other areas of the building and needed to remain active throughout the construction phase of the project.

    • The renovation area was divided into various zones and each zone was served by a duct mounted hot water reheat coil which was controlled by its dedicated wall mounted thermostat. Limited ceiling space combined with existing ductwork, piping, conduit provided a challenging opportunity to size and route the new air distribution ductwork. Roof mounted exhaust and filtration equipment (equipped with pre-filter and high efficiency HEPA filters) were provided to serve the isolation rooms.

    • Medical gas piping, including air, oxygen and vacuum, were extended from the existing main piping to various wall mounted zone valve box and outlets throughout the renovation area. Domestic Water, sanitary and vent piping were extended to the plumbing fixtures located throughout the renovation area. The existing piping, risers which were in conflict with the new floor plan were relocated or re-routed.

    • Studied the existing normal and emergency power distribution system in order to determine the existing electrical load and availability of spare capacity for the emergency department. Provided a new electrical panel for addition of various medical loads.

    • Provided illumination from normal power circuits as well as the life safety and critical branch of the emergency distribution system.

    • Provided normal and emergency power receptacles for exam rooms and various areas throughout the emergency department.

    • New nurse call devices were added including a master nurse station, nurse call, code blue and nurse call pull cords. The new devices were connected to the existing nurse call system of the hospital.

    • New speakers, data, telephone and fire alarm devices were provided and connected to the existing respective communication and fire alarm system of the hospital.

    • Provided construction phase services which included responding to questions during the bidding phase, review of submittals and field observations through the construction of the new emergency department.

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