Las Vegas, NV
Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded the central utility plant replacement project at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. In addition to Southland, the integrated project delivery team consists of Berg Electric/MSA, NOVA Geotechnical, Atkins Civil, and Ed Vance Architects.
The 451,000 square foot acute care facility consists of 293 beds, full emergency and nuclear medicine departments, stroke center, and diabetes treatment center. Southland will be replacing the existing central utility plant by providing and installing a combined mechanical and electrical central utility plant. The new plant will be built remotely and will include a 1,000-ton chiller plant with pumps and cooling towers, complete chilled water and condenser water systems, relocation of key heating hot water and plumbing systems, and rework of the steam condensate system. In addition, Southland’s project team will install substantial underground utilities to connect the new central plant, which will allow for a demolition of the old plant, ultimately making room for an expansion to the emergency department.
The project’s design phase began in August 2015, with construction expected to commence in November 2016. Overall project completion is anticipated for December 2017.