HEAPY is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for Bon Secours Mercy Health’s new Kings Mills Hospital and Medical Office Building in Mason, Ohio. This is Cincinnati’s first new hospital construction project since 2014. The four-story, 156,900 SF, 60-bed facility will provide emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, and features one Level II Cath Lab, four operating rooms, and two procedure suites. The facility is expected to bring 200 full-time jobs to Mason by 2024, upon completion in late 2023.
Our team leveraged target value design options to save money and provide best the building possible for the client, while ensuring compliance with established hospital standards. The project is being executed during an exceptionally challenging time for securing products and supplies, due to trade shortages and shipping delays, which has required responsiveness and flexibility to ensure design parameters are met and adherence to budget requirements.
Using a Design-Assist project approach, HEAPY worked with a highly collaborative team of contractors to ensure a seamless integration from design to construction. During the design, contractors actively modeled building systems in a shared online platform, allowing for better QA/QC and a more cooperative process. The entire design was conducted remotely with heavy use of technology, requiring nimble coordination and constant communication between team members. The design addresses current needs while allowing for future expansion and additions.
RESILIENCY & SUSTAINABILITY
The campus will be set up to run on 100% standby power, with two (2) 1250kw generators sized to power the entire building with enough fuel for 96 hours of operation. A quick connect box outside will allow the facility to hook up to a mobile generator if needed, and the connection is sized to provide enough power for the entire building. In addition, all transfer switches are “closed transition” to avoid shutting down critical equipment during transition from utility to emergency power. Separate switches are used throughout the electrical system and for critical equipment to avoid a single point of failure in the event of a power outage or natural disaster. The condensing hot water boiler plant will also have full redundancy and will be dual fuel (natural gas and fuel oil) to add additional resiliency.
Additional Project Scope and Capabilities
All AHUs have UV lighting, humidification, chilled and hot water, and are capable of accepting HEPA filtration – a new measure that will allow the facility to be prepared for future pandemics and other biological health hazards.
The team designed magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers, which are much more energy efficient than standard equipment and will provide a better return on investment.
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