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Trimming Costs, Delivering Solutions
PROJECT NAME
  • Community Hospital
    Design/Build
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Wadesboro, North Carolina
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Multi-State
    Healthcare System
  • General Contractor:
    Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Architect: Design Strategies LLC
  • Engineer: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Design/Build
  • Plumbing Shop Prefab
  • Pipe Shop Prefab
MARKETS
  • Healthcare

cKenney’s designed the HVAC, plumbing and medical gas systems for a community hospital —part of a larger regional healthcare system.

THE CHALLENGE

The owner of this small, rural county hospital faced significant cost pressure. To ensure the project would not exceed budget limitations, the owner instructed McKenney’s to design HVAC, plumbing and medical gas systems that

performed to minimum building code requirements—rather than the more costly standards of the broader healthcare system.

THE SOLUTION

By using its design/build expertise, the McKenney’s team was able to reduce the cost of all mechanical systems. For instance, the team selected direct expansion roof top units with variable air volume (VAV) and heat/re-heat hydronic coils for low-cost HVAC efficiency.

Piping mains were kept intentionally small and VAV flex was eliminated to minimize seismic restraints labor and material costs. Additional savings were realized by designing the duct system with the static regain method thus minimizing the total quantity of ductwork.

THE RESULTS

The owner’s savings goals were achieved and the mechanical systems are performing to specification.

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