Over the years, U.S. Engineering Construction has collaborated with McKee Medical Center (MMC) on a variety of projects. Our teams’ knowledge of the facility operating procedures, seamless communication, and respect for our partners led to successful and cost-effective solutions.
In one renovation, our teams replaced the entire Central Utility Plant while the hospital continued to operate with no disruption to the utilities. The five-year, multi-phase renovation required complex and strategic critical shutdowns.
The CUP renovation included removing two large steam boilers, removing and replacing three chillers, replacing all chilled water and condenser water pumps and installing sumps under the existing cooling towers. We re-piped the chilled and condenser water systems to accommodate the new equipment layout and upgraded the domestic hot water system to include three new steam-to-hot-water heat exchangers. Finally we upgraded the controls to meet our customer’s new standards.
Key to our success on the CUP renovation was respect for the hospital staff and patients. Acting as guests, we honored the patient environment of care and infection prevention plans. We leveraged our off-site manufacturing capabilities to limit the number of craftspeople in the hospital and to reduce on-site waste.
Another project we completed at MMC was the 128-Slice CT Scanner project. For it, we remodeled the current radiology and imaging area—while keeping the space active—phasing installation of a new air handler, new VAVs and ductwork to impact the space minimally. Our team on this project included temperature controls, insulation and a test and balance subcontractor.
We also worked at MMC with Whiting-Turner to demolish and remodel the Behavioral Health Center, comprised of 8,750 square feet of medical space. The center now features 17 patient rooms with private restrooms and showers, offices, a nurse station and back-of-house space.