Baylor, Scott & White Irving Hospital
Turner Construction hired Brandt to take on a two-phase project consisting of a new central plant and an eight-story bed tower at the Baylor, Scott & White Irving Hospital. This project exemplified Brandt’s capabilities and coordination efforts. As a result, Brandt received an Award of Excellence from Turner Construction and a Distinguished Building Award from TEXO Association for our work on this project.
The first phase of the job included replacing the hospital’s existing central utility plant and installing a new medical gas bulk yard. The medical gas bulk yard contained oxygen and nitrogen tanks that served as the hospital’s medical gas supply during the existing tank demolition. Our team ran over 1,000 feet of medical gas piping from the new tank yard to the hospital.
The project was a complex coordination effort that included working with hospital administration, doctors, nurse managers, laboratory end-users and CBRE facilities team running the daily operations. The multi-phased project was successfully completed over 44 months. Brandt handled a volume of roughly $35 million on the project in HVAC and Plumbing scope with heavy Design Build and Design Assist responsibilities.
We installed mechanical and plumbing systems in the six-story patient tower. These systems installed included Steam, Chilled Water, Heating Water, Domestic Hot/Cold water, and a variety of medical gases (Oxygen, Medical Air, Medical Vacuum, Nitrogen, and Nitrous Oxide). The first floor included a mechanical room with a steam condensate surge tank, (2) domestic water heaters, (3) heating water pumps, a booster pump, and a water softener. The penthouse included (2) air pressurization fans, general exhaust fans, and isolation exhaust fans located on the roof of the building.
The six-story patient tower features 72 new patient rooms with thoughtful design and integrated technology in each room to enhance the patient experience:
- Designed to optimize staff workflow and open family space
- Equipped with hospital bed technology for advanced patient safety and ease of care
- Outfitted with a patient interaction system that empowers patient care for a smart digital experience
- Integrated patient lift systems and enhanced lighting and shade controls
The installation was clean, thought out, and precise. The new patient tower leverages technology that defines patient-centric care to strengthen the patient-physician connection and improve health outcomes by providing our patients with advanced technological resources. From the outside of Baylor Scott & White – Irving, passersby see a new façade and an ultramodern architectural glass atrium, deemed “the Point.” A light-filled, open atrium accented with a specially designed illuminated halo light structure welcomes patients and visitors. We received several praises from the owner’s representative, facilities team, and Turner Construction on our install quality.
According to a Turner Healthcare Executive, “I would highly recommend Brandt Engineering to potential clients looking for a talented and sophisticated full-service Design-Build HVAC/Plumbing partner,” he said.
- Owner: Irving Hospital Authority
- Architect: Perkins & Will
- Contractor: Turner Construction
- Start/Completion Dates: 08/2017 – 08/2021
- Project Size: 130,000 SF
- Brandt Role: Mechanical and Plumbing Services