Scope: The new 1.5 story 30,000 square foot Outpatient Surgery Center is located on the Jackson Hospital campus in Montgomery, Alabama. The mechanical, electrical, cylinder storage, and fire protection utility rooms are located on the basement level, with all patient care and procedure rooms located on the first level. The surgery center consists of six state-of-the-art operating rooms, four endoscopy rooms, pre-op and post-op patient care areas, surgical support area, and an administrative section.
The mechanical system includes a dedicated outside air desiccant air handling unit with heat recovery, steam boiler plant, air cooled chillers with condenser heat recovery. Variable air volume air handlers with single duct VAV boxes and hydronic heating condition the building. Air distribution in the operating rooms is provided through a four-sided air curtain, creating an air barrier isolating the procedure area. Laminar flow diffusers over the procedure table supplement air distribution. The medical gases consists of medical air, vacuum, O2, N2 and nitrous oxide, provided by cylinder manifold system located on the basement level.
HHB Engineers, P.C. served as the Mechanical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering consultants.
Total Project Cost: $8.2 million