St. Ann’s Hospital Bed Tower Addition
With healthcare booming across the nation, many hospitals are renovating or adding a substantial amount of space to accommodate more and more patients. The growing need for additional space for patients in hospitals has resulted in millions of dollars being spent to provide the highest quality of care.
Beginning in March of 2012, the St. Ann’s Bed Tower Addition at Mount Carmel, in Westerville, Ohio, has posed as a successful project for SME. Expecting to be completed in the fall of 2013, this project consists of a team of approximately 20 electricians, led by Project Manager, Greg Howard, and Superintendents, Bart Willis and Rob Gump.
Included in the project is a new build of a 60 room bed tower with an electrical contract amount nearing $5M after design and scope changes and rough-ins. This project used a dependable technique of pre-fabrication, which allows for a more time-efficient way of completing the project within schedule. The project used pre-fabrication racks for all mechanical systems, which required extensive BIM and 3D CAD coordination between all trades. In addition to general electric and power, SME’s work included the installation of two 2000kw Caterpillar generators, and two 3000 amp services with paralleling switch gear.
The use of pre-fabrication with Messer Construction has made St. Ann’s Bed Tower Addition not only a rapidly growing project, but it also has built trust between contractors, ensuring dependability and high quality construction.