Project Profile: Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Acute Care Building
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas wanted a new building that would allow the hospital to easily grow its capacity into the future.
Engineering firm: P2S Inc.
2022 MEP Giants rank: 34
Project: Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Acute Care Building
Location: Encinitas, CA, United States
Building type: Hospital/health care facility
Project type: New construction
Engineering services: Electrical, power; energy, sustainability; fire, life safety; HVAC, mechanical; plumbing, piping
Project timeline: July 2018 to June 2022
MEP/FP engineering budget: $3,835,721
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas wanted a new building that would allow the hospital to easily grow its capacity into the future. Because the hospital was so focused on preparing for future development, the design called for constant re-assessment and forward-thinking about the needs of the hospital community in the next 50-100 years.
The new central plant was also designed with future expansion in mind, including massive chiller capacity, new 12KV utility service, and emergency generator for the future Acute Care Building.
In phase 1 of the project, P2S helped to design the new $50 million, 72,000 SF Critical Care Building and central plant. The 2-story critical care facility includes 26 treatment rooms, a 36-bed medical surgery nursing unit, and airborne infection isolation rooms. The facility consists of a new emergency department, procedure rooms, and med-surge patient beds.
The Central Utility Plant was designed to account for the medical campus expansion with chiller capacity, new 12kV utility service, and an emergency generator system for the Acute Care Building. We produced the construction documents using 3-D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. The new Central Utility Plant includes new high-efficiency chillers with variable frequency drives (VFD), variable primary pumping, cooling towers with VFDs, new direct digital control systems, dual-feed electrical service, emergency generators, bulk oxygen storage, medical vacuums, medical air, NO2 and nitrogen, heating hot water boilers, heat exchangers for the new domestic hot water, SPC-5 requirements of waste holding and water storage, and a water softening system.
In phase 2 of the project, P2S provided MEP, low voltage, energy modeling, fire alarm and sprinkler engineering design for the new 215,000 SF, 64-bed Acute Care Building and receiving dock, as well as the phased demolition of eight existing buildings. The Acute Care Building includes operating rooms, radiology, sterile processing, and other acute care services. The facility remained operational on a constrained site and the project included capacity and equipment upgrades in the existing central energy plant.