Legionella Suppression Construction Building 228 - Edward Hines Jr. VAMC IL; 2019-2021
Definable features of work:
Doors / Frames / Hardware
Scope of Work:
Edward Hines VA Hospital had a high operational and safety need to prevent Legionnaires Disease throughout the hospital. In order to fully mitigate the possibility of bacterial infection, each respective phase had to be completely demoed of all plumbing and mechanical piping (dead‐ends). To accommodate this major infrastructure renovation meant a new renovation build out to each phase was required.
Phigenics Equipment, which uses a state‐of‐the‐art UV and chlorine treatment of the water system to fight the Legionnaire bacteria, was installed in the basement of the hospital. Then new water supply piping was brought up to each floor from the basement, with further Phigenics monitoring equipment installed at each floor. The Phigenics equipment is fully integrated into the existing Building Automated System (BAS) to provide constant monitoring and alerts. The project also included Bluetooth faucets to control water consumption, and JCI—integrated radiant panels for heating.
Unique to the project was the phasing (8 Phases) and coordination in a manner least likely to disturb daily operaons of the VA Hospital, incorporating: infection control measures, noise mitigation around our work space(s), negative air (HEPA filtration) for dust control, temporary protection wall panels for work spaces, and maintaining staff, patient, and visitor access.