Project Profile: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Chiller Generator Plant
This hospital project involved site easement and property boundaries as well as a location where major utility infrastructure could not be relocated.
Engineering firm: Dewberry
2022 MEP Giants rank: 27
Project: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Chiller Generator Plant
Location: Winson-Salem, NC, United States
Building type: Hospital/health care facility
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: Automation, controls; commissioning, retro-commissioning; electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; lighting; plumbing, piping
Project timeline: September 2019 to October 2021
MEP/FP engineering budget: $30,291,881
The biggest challenge was getting a site location where we were not encroaching easement and property boundaries, as well as a location where major utility infrastructure would not have to be relocated at the owner’s expense.
We ultimately decided on a remote portion of the employee parking lot on the back side of the property where the facilities staff still had convenient access. We only needed to locate a stormwater run-off pipe.