Check out the newly completed MRI Suite at Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. F&T provided MEP/FP engineering for the new suite, which includes a new GE 1.5T MRI that delivers the latest in imaging, improving efficiency and patient experience.
In 2012, Fitzemeyer & Tocci completed the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems for the new 122,000 sf ambulatory care center and core/shell for a 78,000-sf medical office building. The goal of the project was to provide cost-effective MEP systems for the state-of-the-art healthcare facility based upon a retail model of an outpatient healthcare facility.
Our design solution involved providing heat for the building by a gas fired hot water boiler plant consisting of high efficiency gas fired boilers located in a penthouse mechanical room. Cooling and ventilation was provided by large commercial grade packaged roof top units which are concealed behind architectural roof screens.
Specialized areas requiring higher humidity, such as operating rooms, use local humidifiers. A 100% redundant medical equipment chiller system provides process chilled water to MRI’s, Linac’s, and CT scan equipment. A dedicated dry-cooler condenser water system provides cooling to the data center and IDF rooms. The entire system is controlled by a Direct Digital Control Energy Management System.
The electrical system included a new medium-voltage distribution system to serve the 5000 Ampere 480/277V 3Ph 4W electrical service. A 1500kW/1875kVA emergency generator located on the exterior of the building in a sound-attenuated weatherproof enclosure provides emergency power for the building’s essential electrical system. The essential electrical system provides life safety, critical, equipment and elevator power for the ACC and life safety power for the MOB. The building will utilize energy-efficient lighting coupled to a lighting control system to meet energy code requirements. The plumbing design included new sanitary waste, natural gas, hot and cold domestic water and medical gas and vacuum systems.