Large contract awarded for medical center MEP engineering

EMCOR Group has been awarded the MEP engineering contract for the UCSD's Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, with final construction to be completed in 2010.


Last fall, University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center broke ground for the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center , a new 128,000-sq.-ft facility that includes an expansion of patient care areas of UCSD’s Thornton Hospital. The project will unify UCSD’s ambulatory, clinical, and inpatient heart and stroke care in one convenient location with construction completion expected in 2010.

On July 1, EMCOR Group Inc., a mechanical and electrical construction company that provides energy infrastructure and facilities services for a diverse range of businesses, announced that its Dynalectric Co. and University Mechanical & Engineering Contractors Inc. (UMEC) subsidiaries have been awarded contracts to provide the entire electrical and mechanical infrastructure for the UCSD Medical Center’s Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, consisting of a new four-story structure with two interstitial floors.

Dynalectric will provide all electrical systems for the facility including those for its fire alarm safety system, nurse call center, and security and telecommunications and systems. UMEC will provide the HVAC, including air handlers that deliver more than 200,000 cfm, and plumbing systems for the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center.

Conceptualized by architects RTKL Associates of Los Angeles, the Center’s “jewel-box” inspired glass design carefully integrates more than 20 examination rooms, four cardiac catheterization labs, four cardiac-sized operating rooms sized to accommodate complex cardiac cases, 24 intensive care and intermediate care beds, expanded imaging labs, enhanced clinical research facilities, and an expanded Emergency Department with a total of 18 private exam stations.

Take a virtual tour of the new facility.

No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Emergency lighting; NFPA 3 and 4; Integrated building systems; Smart lighting, HVAC design
Designing for energy efficiency; Understanding and applying NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities; Integrating commissioning and testing for fire alarm systems; Optimizing unitary pumping solutions
Economics of HVAC systems; NFPA 110-2016; Designing and choosing modular data centers
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me