Burns replaced and upgraded the steam distribution system across 90% of Temple’s HSC in order to provide increased reliability for their aging infrastructure. The primary goals of the project were to eliminate steam leak hazards, enhance safety, reduce plant operating costs, and increase steam quality. The new steam system covers over 20,000 linear feet of piping, and extends under busy city streets and campus walkways. Burns’ design included new and upgraded steam manholes, added loops out of the substation, and evaluated the size and capacity of the piping distribution for current and future loads.
A large part of the University was built over old public streets containing a number of underground utilities, which presented a unique challenge to the team during design. Burns was able to successfully phase the project to avoid service disruptions, and created phasing plans to accommodate daily hospital operations, particularly ambulance and emergency areas. The project also required close coordination between numerous stakeholders including SEPTA, Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia Water Department, and PECO (electric). Using a carefully phased approach coupled with our knowledge of underground utilities, Burns’ design minimized construction costs and delivered an upgraded system that provides Temple’s HSC with the reliability, capacity, and flexibility the campus needs.
HCA Healthcare, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Air Handling Unit & Boiler Replacements
New York Power Authority, New York State Office of Mental Health, Clarkson Avenue Medical Complex Microgrid Initiative
NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Central Utility Plant
NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Operating Room Ventilation and Dehumidification Upgrades
HCA Healthcare, Blake Medical Center, Central Heating and Cooling Plant Improvements
Confidential Florida Hospital, Life Safety Code Compliance, Medical Gas System Design
Confidential Hospital, Environment of Care and Life Safety MEP Compliance Survey
HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital, Boiler Replacement
HCA Healthcare, Aventura Hospital Emergency Cooling Tower Replacement
Mount Sinai Health System, Fire Protection Assessment and Upgrades
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Karabots Pediatric Care Center