As part of the initiative to expand the existing medical center and construct a new standalone building, the Providence Newberg Medical Office Building II was created to accommodate the overall medical facility growth, help care for more patients, add new services including a focus on outpatient services, and to prepare for the future.
Broken up into two contracted phases (a core and shell followed by a TI buildout), Southland provided a design-build delivery and installation of full mechanical, plumbing, fire-sprinkler, and electrical systems. The standalone medical office building was split into three stories of class A medical office space and also included surface parking, landscaping, and street improvements.
Through utilizing state-of-the art prefabrication methods on spooling and hangars, the time needed to install pipe was greatly reduced. Additionally, air handling units (AHU) 1 and 2 were designed as “twinned” units to be operated in parallel, keeping the building operational in the event of an emergency. KoolDuct was used for supply and return drops with plenum on AHUs 1 and 2, allowing for a huge decrease in weight and sound emission while allowing quick installation of the prefabricated pieces.
Utilizing BIM and Lean processes, Southland successfully provided full design-build mechanical and plumbing.
For HVAC, Southland provided: 3 AHUs, 9 exhaust fans, 2 unit heaters, 1 condensing unit, 7 fan coil units, 4 constant air volume boxes, and 77 variable air volume boxes with associated ducting and grilles, registers, and diffusers (GRDs).
For plumbing, Southland provided: 3 gas water heaters, 4 all gender bathrooms, 24 separate gender bathrooms, 129 exam rooms, 12 eyewash sinks, 18 water supply boxes, 1 thermostatic mixing valve with a circulation pump, 2 pressure reducing valves, and 4 wall hydrants and the associated domestic water, domestic hot water, domestic hot water return, storm sanitary, and natural gas piping.
Overall, Southland greatly contributed to the Providence Newberg campus expansion.