Their challenge

The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, is a tertiary care medical center and active teaching hospital offering an extensive array of specialty services. This renovation project aimed to expand the medical center’s emergency facilities to include a new chest pain observation and testing area. Our team was brought in to design the space’s MEP and fire protection systems, power systems, and emergency backup power. The project also involved the addition of an isolation room exhaust system.

Our solution

Salas O’Brien provided MEP and fire protection engineering for this renovation and expansion. The design included changes to the existing mechanical ductwork and VAV system and extensions of the existing medical gas, fire alarm, nurse call, and intercom systems.