Contract Amount
$8,670,000.00
Project Type
Electrical Construction
Project Owner
UTMB Health
General Contractor
Hensel Phelps Construction
Electrical Contractor
FSG Electric
Engineering Firm
Shah Smith
Architect
FKP

UTMB League City Hospital Expansion Houston, Texas

Case Study
Electrical construction project helps UTMB solve rapid growth challenges

Challenge

In 2018, the University of Texas Medical Branch received approval from the Board of Regents to expand the League City Campus in response to rapid growth and increased demand for services.

The challenging aspect of this project was tied into the electrical system of an existing/operating hospital. To make matters more difficult, the design did not match the existing system. We were required to rebuild a section of switchgear to increase the ampacity needed to serve the new section. This required massive coordination and additional back up generators to make sure no power is lost during the 12-hour shutdown.

Solution

The challenging aspect of this project was tied into the electrical system of an existing/operating hospital. To make matters more difficult, the design did not match the existing system. We were required to rebuild a section of switchgear to increase the ampacity needed to serve the new section. This required massive coordination and additional back up generators to make sure no power is lost during the 12-hour shutdown.

Result

FSG worked around the challenging needs of the UTMB environment and completed the expansion. The expansion allows UTMB to add 60 more beds in an additional 5-story wing to the existing hospital.

The new wing includes support staff space on Level 1, kitchen and dining facility on Level 2, 30 ICU beds each on Levels 3 & 4, and mechanical space on Level 5. In addition to the new wing, our scope included renovations to the existing hospital: 3 new Endoscopy Rooms, Operating Room renovations, relocation of X-Ray and CT Labs, and converting 17 LDRP Rooms to ICU Rooms. In addition to these renovations, we added a new ground-level Helipad.

FSG projects consistently deliver excellence for our  customers, for our employees, and for the communities we serve.

We see each project as an opportunity to embrace our mission and provide superior value through quality products, service, and support.

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