Kideney Architects

Kideney Architects

Kideney Architects

Erie County Medical Center - Surgery/Emergency Department Renovation

Project

Provide two new Operating Rooms and Surgery Suite renovations along with an Emergency Department expansion including additional exam rooms.

M/E Role

The mechanical, electrical and plumbing design included an extension of the facility's existing medical gases, steam, chilled water, electrical normal and backup power systems.  In-house Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Modeling was utilized in order to optimize operating room air distribution.

Challenges

A new 71,000 CFM custom air handling unit was added to the existing hospital air distribution system
for redundancy and additional capacity to serve an active 24 hour trauma and operating suite, which presented unique design, construction and phasing challenges for the engineers, contractors and hospital personnel.

Location:
Buffalo, NY