HOUSTON, Texas – Linbeck Group recently completed a $47-million expansion project at Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas for its long-standing client, Medistar.
The hospital expansion significantly adds to the hospital’s emergency diagnostic and surgical services capabilities while nearly doubling its inpatient capacity. Linbeck Group employed a three-phase approach to the project in order to accommodate client requirements to maintain full use of the facility during construction.
Major components of the project included a 78,00- square-foot expansion on three floors, which increased patient rooms and ancillary services including the addition of three new operating rooms, relocating two cardiac catheterization labs and the addition of a third biplane cath lab. A women’s services floor consisting of cesarean section rooms, LDRP and neonatal care was also added.
As part of the BARMC project, Linbeck constructed infrastructure to provide support, flexibility and basic functions to patients, caregivers and operational staff. This infrastructure included intermediate distribution frame closets, as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire additions. The complex electrical service to the building includes a new 2500 KVA transformer, main switchboards, 2000 MG diesel generator, transfer switches and required branch panels and circuits. The contractor also installed new equipment including two glycol chillers for the new operating rooms, a 600 ton cooling tower and a chiller, boiler and eight air handling units. There is also a new six-inch water line to the building, with water storage tanks and pumps.
By implementing Lean principles, during preconstruction and construction, Linbeck was able to plan for and keep existing areas of BARMC operational during construction while maintaining the integrity of all building systems throughout.
Spatial scanning was strategically employed in areas of the existing building to help facilitate MEP coordination, pre-fabrication and installation.
Page Southerland Page served as the architect on the project.