RTM Engineering Consultants: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, All Saints Cancer Care Center addition & renovation

Electrical, power

08/10/2017


Exterior of All Saints Cancer Care Center. Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants; Mark Heffron, photographer

 

Engineering firm: RTM Engineering Consultants

2017 MEP Giants rank: 91

Project: Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, All Saints Cancer Care Center addition & renovation

Address: Racine, Wis.

Building type: Hospital/health care facility

Project type: Existing building retrofit

Engineering services: Electrical, power

Project timeline: May 2015 to November 2016

MEP/FP budget: $110,916

Challenges

RTM provided electrical engineering design for a 9,000-sq-ft expansion to the existing Cancer Care building and the renovation of 22,000 sq ft of existing space in the lower level and first floor of the Atrium West building. 

The greatest challenge for this project was that the building remained occupied and in service during the addition and renovation. Replacing the existing electrical system for the Cancer Care building presented a major challenge in maintaining operations.

Solutions

In order to overcome the challenge of the building being occupied during the addition and renovation, the project was constructed in multiple phases. RTM worked with the design team and hospital staff early on to coordinate the phasing of renovation and construction to eliminate any disruption to the hospital operations or reduction in patient satisfaction. Progressive design techniques included a color-coded conduit system, a campus power management system, and prefabrication of the MEP systems offsite.

The main reception area. Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants; Mark Heffron, photographerOpen infusion bays for patients. Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants; Mark Heffron, photographer

Semi-private infusion bays for patients. Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants; Mark Heffron, photographerA linear accelerator. Courtesy: RTM Engineering Consultants; Mark Heffron, photographer



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