USA Freestanding Emergency Room
The new facility is nearly 21,000 SF specifically designed for 24-hour Emergency Care. The facility offers Medical Imaging Services, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiographic Imaging, Digital Mammography and Ultrasound. The facility is supplied with Medical Gas.
- Location: University of South Alabama
- Project Size: 21,000 SF
- Cost: $12,000,000
- Facility Type: Healthcare
- Owner: University of South Alabama
- Services: Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
The building is cooled by a high-efficiency 140-ton air-cooled chiller located in a separate mechanical yard adjacent to the emergency generator. Funding was not available for a redundant chiller, therefore the project allocated space for a future chiller and installed piping and valves for temporary chiller connections. Heating is provided by two 1,250 MBH gas-fired, condensing hot water boilers. Each hydronic system is piped in a variable-primary configuration with one redundant pump (N+1). One central station 24,500 cfm air handling unit with four 20 hp direct-drive (N+1) fans serves zoned variable volume terminal units with hot water heating coils. The air handling unit is equipped with a catalytic air cleaning system consisting of particle capture, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), and photo-catalytic oxidation (PCO) to limit bacteria, keep coils clean, and enhance indoor air quality. Air filtration includes MERV 8 pre-filters and MERV 15 after-filters.
The Electrical Systems include an essential power system and enhanced grounding system. Each Treatment room has a headwall with normal and emergency power as well as medical gas. The building systems also include a sound masking system for speech privacy, access control for security, and a building wide public address system.
The single-story structure has a complete voice evacuation fire alarm system monitored by the University Campus Central Control. Locally, the fire alarm system has the capability for mass notification with a remote microphone located at the Security Desk at the main entry. The building is also fully sprinklered and completely supported by an emergency generator.
129 E. Government St.
Pensacola, FL 32502
FL License # - CA28404
813 Downtowner Blvd. Suite D
Mobile, AL 36609
AL License # - ECA4146
Pensacola: (850) 332-5687
Mobile: (251) 316-0015
Fax: (850) 332-6629
Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm (CT)