Denver Health - Central Utility Plant, DENVER, CO
Mechanical Construction & HVAC Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
- Fast Track -- Completed on time
- Mechanical services project completed within an aggressive 3 month schedule
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION SCOPE OF WORK
Provided mechanical construction services in building a central plant expansion of approximately 5,400 square feet. The Denver healthcare facility is adjacent to and connected with the existing central utility plant. It houses two 800-ton industrial HVAC chillers with pumps, cooling towers, and other equipment.
Trautman & Shreve, Inc. installed direct bury factory fabricated pre-insulated mechanical piping systems for 125 psig steam and condensate piping. Additionally, they installed welded steel piping in sizes of 16″ diameter or larger from the central plant expansion to the main campus building.
DENVER HEALTH FACILITY BACKGROUND
Denver Health and Hospital Authority provides residents of the Mile High City with a 349-bed hospital, 12 neighborhood clinics, 13 school based health centers, and a poison and drug center. The health care system also runs the 911 medical response system for Denver County.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION & HVAC SERVICES OBJECTIVES
To meet current and future growth requirements, expansion was needed through mechanical construction and HVAC services to double the size of the central utility plant for steam supply, add new chillers for the existing hospital, and add a new addition for space.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION & HVAC SOLUTIONS
In the basement of this building are the pumps, steam specialties, heat exchanger and associated mechanical piping systems. To meet the schedule and accommodate the large size of the pipe, all piping had to be in the basement as soon as the foundation was poured and before steel could be placed. To coordinate into its final location, the mechanical piping system was pre-fabricated, labeled and set in place. The assembly was flawless due to the intense coordination provided.
The HVAC chillers with pumps were a challenge. Their long lead-time meant they could not be onsite before the building was enclosed. Therefore, each chiller pump was disassembled onsite to fit through a 3′ x 3′ access panel and then reassembled in place.