University of Colorado - ACS-12 Replacement, AURORA, CO
HVAC Systems Replacement
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE MECHANICAL SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
- Fast-track mechanical construction services
- Mission-critical, no disruptions to hospital operations
- Complex project completed ahead of schedule
MECHANICAL HVAC SYSTEMS SCOPE OF WORK
There were three critical activities required within the mechanical construction project specifications: commercial HVAC systems removal and replacement of an existing 2,000 CFM air-handling unit located in the 10th floor penthouse, replacement of twelve air valves located on the 4th floor, and repair of two steam humidifiers located in the ceiling of Operating Rooms #7 and #9.
HEALTH SCIENCE FACILITIES BACKGROUND
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center is comprised of the following schools: Graduate, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy. This renowned cluster of health sciences institutions includes 2 teaching hospitals, the University of Colorado Hospital and Colorado Psychiatric Health, the NCI-designated University of Colorado Cancer Center, and a constellation of research and treatment institutions that are listed among the most prestigious in the country.
MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To accommodate the thousands of students, faculty, staff, patients and their families from all over the world that stream in and out of the buildings everyday, the University of Colorado Health Sciences is continually upgrading and expanding its buildings and mechanical systems.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
Due to the critical service that ACS-12 provided to Operating Rooms #7 and #9, Trautman & Shreve was called in early to provide preplanning preconstruction services. Upon verification of the operating room schedule, it was determined that the Memorial Day holiday was the only time when work could be performed. Compounding a condensed time frame was the fact that two pre-cast wall panels on the 10th floor penthouse had to be removed in order to remove and replace ACS-12.
In conjunction with UCHSC personnel, Trautman & Shreve, Inc. construction management team developed a short interval production schedule on an hourly basis. The schedule detailed the flow, sequence, location and duration of work. It was used to direct field forces as well as to communicate construction activity and outages to hospital staff.
Completed on schedule, the preparatory work did not affect hospital operation. Commencing at 12:00 AM the next day, ACS-12 was shut down. Utilizing a 30-man crew, Trautman & Shreve, Inc. worked 24 hours a day for five consecutive days. The new ACS-12 was operational and servicing the operating rooms 8 hours ahead of schedule.