Wiegmann Associates has completed HVAC work on three, new outpatient ambulatory surgical centers for SurgCenter Development in Fremont, Indiana; Crown Point, Indiana and East Lansing, Michigan. Kadean Construction served as general contractor and the architect was GastingerWalker& Architecture.
SurgCenter Development partners with local surgeons to develop state-of-the-art, physician-owned and operated outpatient ambulatory surgical centers. On these projects, Wiegmann designed new HVAC systems that provide cost-effective and energy-efficient solutions, while adhering to healthcare guidelines to provide a safe and comfortable environment for physicians and patients alike.
With strict temperature, humidity, air change and ventilation as well as filtration requirements, each ASC requires a custom HVAC solution depending on the variety of environmental factors. A primary project challenge with these facilities is that they are often located within existing buildings that were not originally designed to house medical services and the necessary MEP systems.
The plenum space, the area in a building used to facilitate air circulation, is usually very compact. This makes it challenging to design and install duct and piping systems that fit within the allocated space, while also maintaining ceiling heights requirements dictated by healthcare guidelines.