PROVIDING SPEED TO MARKET FOR THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER DOAN HALL AHU REPLACEMENT.
University Hospital Air Handling Until Replacement
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Design & Engineering
Virtual Design and Construction (Planning, BIM, Scanning Services)
Prefabrication & Prefabrication Planning
Mechanical and Plumbing Construction
The University Hospital Air Handling Unit Replacement Project was a Design-Build project that consisted of replacing the aging HVAC systems that served all 12 floors within Doan Hall at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
- Doan Hall is an active healthcare facility, minimizing disruptions to the hospital’s patients and staff was critical.
- The majority of the HVAC systems sat upon the roof, making safety for our workers and pedestrians below a real challenge.
- Project requirements stated that downtime to the facility had to be non-existent or at a very minimum kept to 4-hour durations.
- OSU had specific deadlines so this project had a tight schedule with no room for delays.
With proper planning and the hard work from our entire team from engineering to preconstruction to the field, the installation of this air handling unit was designed and installed safely with minimal disruptions and met the client’s rigorous schedule.
- A clear crossover sequence and coordination schedule was developed and communicated with the client to minimize disruptions during tying in the new equipment.
- Limbach’s field crew finished ahead of schedule for the 47 ductwork connections; only using 3 of the 4 allotted weeks
- A 30-page site specific safety plan was created and all employees and subcontractors were trained on the safety policies & procedures
- The air handling unit sections and duct racks were prefabricated and prepped for installation off-site in our fabrication shop minimizing the risk of building onsite on the roof and speeding up the schedule.