Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, LAFAYETTE, CO
Mechanical Construction & HVAC Services
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
A leading-edge healthcare facility with the systems and technology required to provide outstanding care to the people of this area, both today and for many years to come.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION & HVAC SCOPE OF WORK
Trautman & Shreve constructed and installed more than 65 miles of mechanical piping, over 900,000 lbs. of HVAC ductwork, and over 300 owner-furnished medical specialty fixtures. The company also created an intricate 15-mile piping network, extending from a 3,000-gallon bulk oxygen tank with cryogenic liquid reserve to more than 1,700 medical gas outlets in patient, operating, and treatment rooms.
In addition, the mechanical construction project included a large central utility plant and complex commercial HVAC installations. Building automation control systems were also installed to help contain contaminates and to maintain humidity levels appropriate for a safe and sanitary environment. To further protect this environment, Trautman & Shreve followed a strict clean build protocol, including regular site lockdown and cleaning, and the sealing of pipe and duct ends.
HEALTHCARE FACILITY BACKGROUND
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center is owned and operated by Exempla Healthcare, a not-for-profit community-based organization sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center Community Foundation and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. Exempla Good Samaritan’s goal is to foster healing and health for the people and communities it serves.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION & HVAC OBJECTIVE
To provide HVAC and mechanical construction services to build a 500,000-square-foot hospital, including a 5-story patient tower with 174 single-bed patient rooms, and a 3-story diagnostic and treatment tower with 12 operating rooms and an intensive care unit. The hospital was built to double in size as the community grows.
MECHANICAL & CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Through careful pre-construction planning, Trautman & Shreve completed this job safely and according to client specifications, while compressing a 36-month schedule into 24 months. This was possible because of the firm's ability to apply innovative construction engineering planning and mechanical construction approaches during the project.
For example, since the construction drawings weren’t available until seven months after construction began, Trautman & Shreve had to start with inception drawings outlining the owner’s needs. To keep the construction project on schedule, while avoiding the possibility of excavating inside of an existing structure later, Trautman & Shreve’s mechanical CAD team approximated locations for wall and floor penetrations, so pipe sleeving could begin while structural work was proceeding.
Throughout the whole process, Trautman & Shreve maintained an outstanding safety record. The project consumed over one-million hours of construction with no time lost because of injuries, a statewide safety record. One-third of this time was mechanical and plumbing installation.