The Queen's Medical Center



In order to accommodate the growing need for emergency healthcare services, the Queen’s Medical Center took action by authorizing the design and construction of a new $10,000,000 emergency services ward.  The emergency services relocation involved renovating 25,000 sf of existing office space into an emergency ward which included fully equipped critical and trauma rooms, exam rooms, fast track triage area, a psychological disorder ward, dedicated infectious isolation rooms and waiting areas, and nursing stations.

As part of their ongoing facility improvement program, we recently designed the renovation of their entire chiller plant which included replacing two 1,000-ton chillers with two 1,350-ton high efficiency chillers, each equipped with VFD compressors.  A major system re-engineering was implemented to convert the old primary constant-flow chill water distribution loop to a new primary secondary variable flow chill water loop.  This conversion allowed the central plant to increase or decrease chill water flow based on actual cooling requirements.  These renovations resulted in an annual energy savings of $180,500.

Other renovation projects include:

  • OR Upgrade and Renovation, Queen Emma Tower, 3rd Floor
  • Replace Boiler Plant
  • New Linear Accelerator
  • Renovation of the air conditioning system for the main lobby
  • Hot Water Study for POB 1, POB 2 & Central Plant
  • Pauahi Tower Service Elevator Upgrade
  • Renovation of Iolani 1 and Kinau 1
  • Iolani 2 and 3 Renovation
  • New MRI Unit Addition
  • Diagnostics Lab, 4th Floor, Nalani Wing
  • Grease Interceptor Study


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