St. Jude Medical Center

Project Overview

When St. Jude Medical Center was looking for a partner to design and build a 197,000 square foot  state- of-the-art patient care tower and a 14,000 square foot central utility plant, they called on Southland Industries to design and construct the mechanical, plumbing and controls systems for the project.

The Fullerton, California based-facility established an aggressive timeline for completing the work, and an expectation that normal hospital operations would continue without disruption. They also wanted an energy-efficient facility that would minimize long-term operating costs while optimizing first costs.

Approach

Southland employed a BIM coordinated model to facilitate 3D viewing of design and construction elements for the many tasks taking place simultaneously in the field. The team also used pre-fabricated materials when possible to facilitate smooth installation, and integrated cloud-based collaboration tools like Bluebeam Studio to schedule and plan daily activities.

To ensure the new facility was energy efficient, Southland engineered a system that uses a heat recovery loop, allowing the tower, which contains a commercial kitchen, a dining area, 120 patient rooms, and 14 state-of-the-art surgical suites, to be served by only four air handling units. Southland also installed three steam boilers (250HP) and two 700-ton chillers in the central utility plant to serve the tower.

Results

Due to Southland’s design expertise and implementation of BIM coordinated modeling and pre-fabrication the project was completed three months ahead of schedule and two million dollars under budget. St. Jude also obtained the kind of modern, efficient, and hi-tech facility that patients of the premier medical center have come to expect.

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