Projects: Healthcare

Maui Memorial Medical Center

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KAHULUI, HAWAII

We are currently providing the mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering designw ork for the renovation of the radiology area and courtyard expansion of the Maui Memorial Medical Center.  Our scope of work includes the following:

Radiology and Major Corridor Area Renovation: Replacement of the air handling system and ductwork; providing new air conditioning and ventilation for the renovated areas following THJ and ASHRAE standards; removing and providing new plumbing fixtures; providing new medical gas outlets where required; and modifying the existing fire sprinkler piping and fire sprinkler system.  The electrical scope includes removing existing lighting, receptacles, and power connections; providing new telecomm outlets and raceways, PA system speakers, new receptacles and lighting, and power to HVAC equipment; and relocating fire alarm devices.

Courtyard Expansion:  Replacing the air handling system and ductwork and providing new air conditioning and ventilation for the new courtyard infill; removing and providing new plumbing fixtures; providing new medical gas outlets and modifying the fire sprinkler piping and fire sprinkler system for the new layout.  Electrical scope includes removing existing lighting, receptacles, and power connections; providing new telecomm outlets and raceways, PA system speakers, new receptacles and lightng, power to HVAC equipment; and relocating fire alarm devices.

 

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Kona Community Center

KONA, HAWAII

InSynergy Engineering, Inc. is currently providing mechanical, electrical, and fire protection engineering design for the following projects at Kona Community Hospital:

  • Adopt-A-Room Program:  Renovation of 15 patient rooms, including replacement of exisitng HVAC diffusers and registers; fire sprinkler heads; fan coil unit thermostat; plumbing fixtures; new water closet; reconnection of medical gases; replacement of lighting and receptacles; new fire alarm devices; nurse call devices; and new wall mounted flat screen televisions.
  • Cafeteria Hallway Modification: Conducting site survey and code check to ensure work conducted meets building code requirements; developing as-built drawings for building permit processing.
  • SSB Basement Modifications: Conducting site survey and code check to ensure work conducted meets building code requirements; developing as-built drawings for building permit processing.
  • Emergency Power System Phase 1 Assessment:  Determining the sizes of the emergency power supply systems and determining ways to reduce the load on the emergency power supply system
  • Fire Alarm System Upgrade:  Renovation of fire safety doors and update of the Life Safety drawings
  • NFPA 13 Phase 2:  Providing mechanical, electrical, and architectural design work for plumbing, medical gas, ventilation, air conditioning, fire protection, power, and lighting.
  • Pharmacy Remodel:  Mechanical and electrical engineering design work to renovate the existing pharmacy area on the first floor of the main hospital building.  Design work includes removing and replacing existing ductwork; plumbing fixtures; exhaust system; fire sprinkler heads; and existing duct shaft.  Electrical scope includes removing exisitng receptacles, lights, and telecommunications; providing new lighting; receptacles and data outlets; new telephone outlets and Network LAN drops; and new fire alarm devices.

 

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The Queen's Medical Center

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HONOLULU, HAWAII

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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Renovation and Expansion of Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center

HONOLULU, HAWAII

Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center was constructed in several phases from 1982 to 1984.  The complex consists of 3 primary wings:  a 4 level, 58,200 sf nursing wing; a 4 level 107,028 sf clinic wing with a lower level basement; and a 214,523 sf 5 level ancillary services building.  The total current gross floor area of the complex is approximately 379,751 sf.

In 2003, we prepared a study to assess the condition and capacities of the existing mechanical and electrical system infrastructure, and developed a mechanical and electrical master plan to accommodate the addition of a new 5 level, 139,800 SF tower, renovation of approximately 83,600 SF of the existing hospital, and renovations and upgrades to the central plant.  Our specific scope of work for this project included assessment of the HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, medical gas and med gas alarm, emergency power, LAN and telecom systems for current and anticipated upgrades. Our study also provided recommendations for the existing hospital to comply with current JCAHO guidelines and to improve operations and energy efficiency.

In 2004, we were retained to provide mechanical and electrical design services from schematic to final design for construction of the following:

  • Plumbing and medical gas systems for new tower and the renovated areas of the existing hospital.
  • New central chilled water air handling systems for the new tower and renovated areas of the existing hospital, including variable air volume systems with reheat or dual duct systems in critical patient care and treatment areas.
  • New ventilation exhaust systems for new tower and renovated areas of the existing hospital.
  • Expansion of the fire sprinkler system to protect the new tower and renovated areas.
  • Interface of smoke control and compartmentalization requirements for the mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Expansion of the DDC control system to monitor and operate the new equipment.
  • Improvements to the central plant, including replacement of one chiller and installation of a new cooling tower, new steam boiler plant and hot water heating system, new fuel system for the boilers and new electrical generators, and improvements to the fire protection and medical  gas systems.
  • Commercial and emergency power distribution for the new tower and renovated areas of the existing hospital.
  • Lighting for the new tower and renovated areas of the existing hospital.
  • Empty conduits for telecomm and data.
  • Security, access, PA, CATV, and nurse call systems.
  • Fire alarm system for the new tower and modification of the existing fire alarm system in the existing renovated areas,  including interface of smoke control and compartmentalization requirements for fire alarm system with the mechanical ventilation systems.
  • Improvements to the central plant to accommodate the new mechanical equipment, new electrical vault and service for the new tower, and installation of a new emergency generator system to serve the new tower, the existing hospital, and the existing SNF building.

 

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Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Tripler Medical Center

HONOLULU, HAWAII

InSynergy Engineering, Inc. designed the mechanical systems for the Ambulatory Care Clinic and the other facilities for the Sparky Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical Center which was completed in 2000. Located at Tripler Army Medical Center, the project consisted of a new three story, 91,300 sf Ambulatory Care Clinic.

The other facilities included a new single story, 43,000 sf Center for the Aging which includes 60 patient beds, treatment rooms, staff offices, and dining/recreation room; a new four level 479 car parking structure; renovation of TAMC E Wing into administration offices and laboratories; and a new 5000 sf Child Care Center. The mechanical scope of work for these projects included the design of the plumbing, ventilation (including infectious isolation room ventilation), air conditioning, hot water heat recovery from chillers for domestic hot water heating, med gas, generator support and fire sprinkler systems. Other work also included the design for a new 105 bed medical center which was never funded.

In 2000, this project received the Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc. Energy Efficiency Award – Energy Project of the Year and the Honolulu Chapter/American Institute of Architects Award of Excellence for the Ambulatory Care Clinic.

 

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Central Plant Renovation

Tripler Medical Center

HONOLULU, HAWAII

Tripler Army Medical Center is a 600 bed, 2,000,000 sq ft facility which was renovated and expanded from 1982 to 1990. By the time the renovation was complete, the originally designed chiller plant was undersized for the actual system loads.

When two of the chillers failed in February of 1992, the loss of air conditioning threatened to disrupt operation in critical areas of the hospital, including the surgery and intensive care units. We were retained by the Corps of Engineers under a 15 week fast track design schedule to evaluate the existing central plant and to design upgrades to either retrofit or replace the existing chiller plant.

Based on our analysis, we replaced the original R-22 chillers with two new 600 ton and two new 900 ton HCFC-123 centrifugal chillers, complete with primary/secondary pumping system and a new DDC control system. This $1,414,000 project achieved an annual energy savings of $203,825 in its first year of operation plus $75,000 in avoided maintenance resulting in a simple payback of five years. This project has received national awards and recognition from the American Consulting Engineers Council and from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters.

 

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Tripler Army Medical Center

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HONOLULU, HAWAII

Tripler Army Medical Center is a 600 bed, 2,000,000 sf facility which serves the armed forces in the Pacific Area. We have worked on renovation and repair projects since 1978 for this facility and we are extremely familiar with the entire complex.

We have completed the following projects at this facility:

  • Relocation of the existing boiler plant including a phasing plan to minimize steam outages during construction
  • Provision for elevator shunt trip breakers throughout the hospital
  • Renovation of various offices including, accounting, administration, and security command
  • Renovation of the Pathology Lab, Room 2H202
  • Drug Test Lab Renovations, Building 40
  • Repair Isolation/Ventilation Rooms
  • Replaced water heater exhaust stacks, Buildings 102, 224, and 300
  • Modification to EMCS controls and piping, Central Plant
  • Replace plumbing/chillers in four buildings
  • Installation of three boilers
  • Preparation of master plan for chilled water and hot water piping distribution systems
  • Fire sprinkler system evaluation and design for various departments and floors
  • Development of service maintenance and repair contracts for 13 mechanical systems, electrical systems and equipment
  • Reviewed approximately 600 mechanical and 300 electrical plans for Package 3 Construction
  • Renovation of Building 660 Washer and Sterilizer
  • Evaluation of fire shutters for the Pharmacy
  • Repair Elevators 1 – 4 in Wing A
  • Relocation of fire sprinkler systems in the morgue
  • Provide new nitrogen generator for Building 40 Exterior Shed
  • Evaluation of Day Tank Vent
  • Provide fire alarm and protection system for Building 141
  • Repair of steam hot water tank
  • Repair of nurse stations and breakrooms
  • Modification of fire sprinkler layouts for dining room and kitchen areas

 

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