The emergency system was upgraded by installing (2) new 2 Megawatt generators feeding a new paralleling switchgear. New automatic transfer switches were incorporated with a variety of makes/models of existing automatic transfer switches.
This included running banks of 4” conduits up a new exterior steel structure, custom designed for our conduits and across an existing hospital roof. This emergency system upgrade involved over 21,000 feet of mineral insulated conductors installed through active areas of the existing hospital.
- An extensive network of concrete encased duct banks connecting the new generator outbuilding to the existing hospital structure had to be installed through multiple obstacles in limited space.
- Through careful BIM coordination, we redirected our runs to avoid existing high voltage duct banks.
- Our field personnel value engineered a large conduit bank through a challenging crawl space with busway to save time and money.
- A notably seamless coordination with hospital facilities limited the power outages during tie-ins, with no disruption to the day to day operations of the hospital.