Tec Inc. has served as the lead design consultant for multiple projects at Euclid Hospital.
Air-Handling Unit Replacement - the replacement of two (2) air handling units and six (6) chillers serving clinical areas of the working hospital. While patient care considerations and minimizing downtime are always a prime consideration in any health care project, design schedule and construction costs were of critical importance as the Director of Facilities faced a deadline for committing construction funds.
Through a thorough review of the existing conditions and an understanding of hospital operations, Tec Inc. developed sequences of construction for each system replacement which ensured that they could be achieved with little to no impact on hospital operations. Furthermore, Tec worked with the Director of Facilities to produce one set of construction documents with six individual bid packages, allowing the hospital to implement the projects which fit within the budget and allowed them to undertake the remainder of the work as new funds were approved.
Fire Alarm Upgrade - electrical engineering for the upgrade of the hospital’s fire alarm system. The basement, first, second and third floors required a new, modernized system. A new Simplex Fire Command Center was installed as the replacement equipment. The new system provides coverage for more than 250,000 square feet of building. The Fire Command Center controls an automated HVAC fire response system that can be initiated by zones within the facility.
The 10-story hospital received a partial upgrade in 1982 that included a computerized and networked system. The new command center provided an interface to the fire alarm on floors four through ten.