Wexner Medical Center Expansion
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center project is SME’s largest design assisted control project. Serving as one of the largest academic medical center in the country, OSUWMC is the only one of its kind in central Ohio. The combination of six hospitals, twenty laboratories and more than a dozen research centers makes this medical center one of the most advanced in the country. The new James Cancer Hospital is a 22 story expansion, and stands as the largest expansion project in The Ohio State University’s history.
Working with Turner Construction, Siemen and Sauer, SME serves as the electrical crew for building automation systems. Battling an aggressive schedule and many design changes, SME is currently installing control wiring for more than nine systems. Including 11 two-story custom air handling units and four supplementary air handlers, SME is providing controls for chilled water systems, steam systems, medical gas controls, generator fuel oil control systems, operating and isolation room air pressurization systems, smoke control and pressurization handlers, radiant heat and approximately 2000 VAV boxes. In addition, SME is responsible for lab controls for pharmaceuticals for operating rooms and emergency rooms.
The two year controls duration project is manned by 25 SME team members, and is set to be completed in February of 2014.