University of Vermont Medical Center
The Robert E. & Holly D. Miller Building
Vermont Mechanical has been working on a 180,000 square foot, seven-story, inpatient bed building to create 128 single-occupancy patient rooms. Patients will be allowed to move out of shared rooms, some nearing 70 years old now, and be put into private rooms with modern amenities. Connecting the new bed tower to the main building are three connectors. One of the connectors is a 230' long, two-story sky bridge leading straight from surgery to the patients' rooms. The new building features five massive air-handling units, one weighing in at nearly 50,000 lbs. and moving 70,000 CFM of air. There are also over 200 VAV boxes, 215 chilled beams, and 144 toilets. Vermont Mechanical has also been a part of the supporting work at the Central Utility Plant.
This project included the demolition of 14,400 square feet of existing patient rooms and a portion of the 7th floor of the Baird Building, resulting in a complete removal of all existing interior space down to the structure. The result was 25 new modern patient rooms designed to serve as post-partum recovery rooms for mothers and babies. Vermont Mechanical installed medical gas, plumbing and fan-coil unit zone systems for the individual heating and cooling of each room, as well as infrastructure upgrades for make-up air, heating hot water and chilled-water systems.
Cath Lab Renovations, McClure Building, Level One
Vermont Mechanical worked collaboratively with the design team to evaluate various means and methods of serving the infrastructure needs of the two upgraded Cath lab exam rooms. The hospital needed to dramatically improve upon the air-flow in this section of the hospital in order to meet requirements for Cath labs. The end result was an installation of a new supply and return duct system from the existing central air handling plant, which stretches across the entire McClure Wing. This wing now serves the Cath labs and provides capacity for future renovations and improvements.
Vermont Mechanical conducted a major infrastructure upgrade to a completely land-locked wing of the medical center. Our efforts included a complete replacement of the rooftop ventilation equipment, including custom air-handling and energy-recovery equipment, controls, and all related duct and piping infrastructure, while maintaining building ventilation for the occupied floors of the facility. As is often the case on primarily mechanical projects such as this one, Vermont Mechanical was also the General Contractor responsible for the coordination and scheduling of the subcontractors.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
R Tower 4th Floor Nursing Unit Renovations
Vermont Mechanical provided HVAC, plumbing and medical-gas systems for a former 40-bed nursing unit that was modernized to become 22 single-bed patient rooms across a 15,000 square-foot space within the hospital. As with all hospital work, our efforts also included close coordination of services on the floors above and below this work.
PARC Boiler/Water-Heater Replacement
Vermont Mechanical demolished and removed the existing boiler/water heater at the PARC rehabilitation facility and replaced it with new boilers with double-wall stainless steel breeching to terminate through the roof. Vermont Mechanical performed start-up, combustion analysis and tuning services.
Short Stay Unit Expansion
Project consisted of adding seven patient beds to the existing Short Stay Unit, for a total of 16 patient beds. Two of the new patient beds were accommodated by phased renovations within the existing Short Stay Unit. The 1,034 square foot expansion also included renovations to relocate the soiled utility room and clean supply room to improve staff access, and added new hand washing stations, a patient bathroom with shower, and new medical gas supporting headwalls in this area.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Outpatient Surgery Center
This 41,000 square foot stand-alone facility houses eight operating suites, 30 pre/post-recovery stations, and central sterile-processing and decontamination station. The mechanical services included a custom penthouse-style air-handling unit with full humidity control.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, RTU 4-1 Replacement
This project consisted of a replacement rooftop air handler in an active and occupied hospital wing. Special considerations included the need for temporary ventilation for the affected spaces, demolition, roofing, and steam and chilled water pipe work — all to be performed with little to no impact on the staff or patients.
Alice Hyde Medical Center - New Skilled Care and Assisted Living Facility
This 120,000 square foot project encompassed 135 skilled-care patient beds and 30 assisted-living facility beds. The new facility provides advanced-skill nursing and rehabilitative care while ensuring residents have a home-like atmosphere. The two connected building incorporate kitchen services, assembly spaces, staff support spaces, and resident amenities, such as beauty salons and exercise rooms. Vermont Mechanical provided the plumbing systems for the facility, including the central water-heating plant, water softener, LP and natural gas systems, as well as all plumbing for all of the resident spaces. Vermont Mechanical also led all of the coordination efforts for the plumbing, HVAC , electrical and sprinkler systems.
Northwestern Medical Center Expansion
St. Albans, VT
Vermont Mechanical has currently been involved in multiple projects at the Northwestern Medical Center. Those projects include: 20 room addition to the existing medical/surgical building, 14 room inpatient clinic renovation, a two-story medical office building, and a newly renovated lobby. While several of these projects are taking place, Vermont Mechanical will also be serving as the General Contractor for the Air Handler Unit project. The upgrade involves replacing the existing AHU with a new one, while also increasing the quantity from one to two units.
Copley Hospital- New Surgical Suite
Vermont Mechanical provided the plumbing and mechanical fixtures to this 19,560 square foot surgical suite. The renovation included three new operating rooms, one procedure room, central sterile and processing, 12 pre-operative/post-operative beds, and new lockers. The project also included educational/break area, renovated infusion suite, and refurbishment of an elevator.