DAI worked with Lakes Region General Hospital to design a new 100,000 square foot patient tower connecting the existing hospital buildings with an existing medical office building.
This ambitious project also addresses an aging infrastructure system by replacing five (5) existing standalone generators totaling 1.3 MW with four (4) new 1 MW generators connected via new paralleling switchgear. The new 4 MW emergency power system will supply generator backed power to the entire hospital campus electrical distribution system creating a 100% fully functional hospital campus during utility outages. The design incorporated a redundant 1 MW generator to allow continued operation of the facilities surgical rooms during utility outages. Eighteen (18) new closed transition, bypass isolation transfer switches were included in the system design to allow the facility to conduct generator tests and transfer back to normal power after utility outages without causing short outages during power transfer.
Mechanical systems for this project include a 700 ton chilled water plant designed to operate year round if needed. The secondary pumping system is cross connected with the existing 600 ton chilled water system to provide redundant backup upon failure of any single chiller. Non-chemical water treatment systems on the condenser water systems allow for the recovery of system blowdown for reuse through irrigation systems.
Also included was the installation of variable speed domestic water booster pumping system, replacement of existing domestic water heating systems for facility and the installation of a Legonella Mitigation system.
Upgrade of medical gas and vacuum systems will also be completed as part of this project, including the relocation of the bulk oxygen storage system and installation of variable speed vacuum system.