Dewberry Named Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Partner

FAIRFAX, Va. – Dewberry has been named a Carolinas Associated General Contractors Pinnacle Partner by Rentenbach Constructors after the construction company received the Pinnacle Award for Best Project Over $5 Million. Dewberry designed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as part of a major infrastructure improvement project at the High Point Regional Health facility in High Point, North Carolina. With the honor, Dewberry will receive a CAGC Partners in Excellence Award.

In 2007, the firm completed a comprehensive facility assessment of the High Point Regional Health facility’s primary buildings, including a 748,196-square-foot, 384-bed medical and surgical hospital, 100,150-square-foot cancer center and 137,640-square-foot cardiac pavilion. The firm assessed the conditions, capacity, code compliance and remaining lifespan of air handling, plumbing, chilled water, steam, fire alarm, medical gas, emergency power and normal power systems. The assessment included energy conservation, resilience and expansion suggestions to improve hospital efficiency, reliability and performance.

Following the assessment, Dewberry helped provide full power to all operations in the main hospital, emergency department and cardiac pavilion by designing three new 2,500 kVA emergency generators with a total capacity of 7,500 kVA. The firm consolidated multiple electrical services into a 12.5 kV campus distribution system fed by dual utility connections with automatic transfer switches monitored and managed by a computerized supervised control and data acquisition system. HVAC improvements included three new 1,500 ton high-efficiency chillers with 4,500 tons of total cooling capacity, a primary/secondary/tertiary chilled water pump conversion to a variable primary system, several steam and chilled water distribution upgrades and expansions, as well as new workshops, offices and storage facilities.

The Pinnacle Awards are CAGC’s highest honor. Entries are evaluated based on uniqueness, challenges, management, budget, schedule, safety and performance.

Photos taken by Dave Huh, courtesy of Dewberry.

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Posted May 11, 2016

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