The Miami Valley Heart Tower project located at One Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH started in September 2008 was completed in December 2010 with a total construction value of $31.3 million. TP Mechanical was the plumbing and mechanical contractor for the project with a design-assist contract. The 12-story tower addition to the main campus of Miami Valley Hospital was constructed with 6 floors of cast-in-place concrete topped with structural steel and clad with a combination of precast and curtain-wall. The focus of the new tower is a comprehensive heart center featuring imaging services, cardiac testing, cardiac catheterization labs and heart surgery suites. The new tower also includes a total of 178 private patient rooms.
TP Mechanical recognized that it would be challenging to accommodate numerous employees and trades onsite and still meet the schedule. The management team travelled to Europe to investigate a proven prefabrication process that would reduce the manpower in the field and reduce installation time. They observed a real-time application of the fabrication, sectioning, delivery, and installation.
The original design did not accommodate prefabricated racks. TP Mechanical proposed a redesigned corridor rack to include the other trades. Seismic cabling and bracing was included in the design to meet the code requirements. We reduced the on-site manpower and reduced the installation time by prefabricating the corridor distribution systems and patient room bathrooms. This became the greatest benefit to the project.
TP Mechanical prefabricated 120 different racks with more than 400 detailed drawings. The racks were installed and the project was successful with our innovative approach.
“Your team provided Accurate Detailed Estimates, along with Value Engineering and Constructability Reviews that have helped Skanska Shook and our client keep this project within budget, and just as important, on schedule.”
“TP Mechanical Contractors was reliable, trustworthy and dependable throughout the Design Assist and Budgeting process.”
– Scott Hansma, MEP Superintendent, Skanska Shook
“I appreciate the work your company has completed and the support of Ted Brown and Mike Kelley. You have been responsive to the needs of the hospital and have met the needs of the large complex construction projects and have added quality and improvements to the Plumbing & Mechanical systems provided.”
– James Hartke Construction, Manager MEP Systems, Miami Valley Hospital
Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards; for “Mechanical-More than $10 Million” awarded by Ohio Valley Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
The Construction Weekly Engineering News-Record September 13, 2010. Prefabulous Hospital Delivery by Nadine M. Post