Project Name: Baptist Hospital East
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
While giving special consideration to the nature and environment of a health care facility, Hussung Mechanical constructed the mechanical portion of a new 105,000 square foot emergency room addition, as well as providing services to extensively renovate the existing central sterile and central supply areas and the diagnostic department. More specifically, some of the items provided were: domestic water, soft water, soil waste and vent piping, storm drainage piping, plumbing fixtures, medical gas piping, air compressor, vacuum pump, and medical gas outlets. HVAC equipment included an additional boiler, deaerator, pumps, numerous air handling units, variable air volume boxes as well as a sub-cooling chiller for the surgery area. Steam, chilled water and specialty piping systems were provided for this equipment. A fully automated temperature control system was provided and matched with the existing hospital’s controls. During construction Hussung Mechanical was a partner in providing services that took special care to coordinate and implement necessary infectious control measures, address changes that affected life safety systems, and provide for the concerns of the overall health and well being of the hospital patients, staff, visitors, and our own workers.
Hussung Mechanical provided value engineering services by assisting the owner in meeting budget concerns. Combining smaller AHUs into larger units, rezoning areas to use fewer quantities of equipment, re-using existing equipment still in good working order and modifications of piping systems, fixture types and air handling units resulted in a savings to the owner of over $665,000.00.