Miller Children's Hospital Addition and Central Utility Plant, LONG BEACH, CA
Electrical Services: Electrical Power Distribution and Fire Alarm Systems
DYNALECTRIC LA VALUE DELIVERED
Increased space for offering healthcare services, optimum facility comfort and productivity, greater ability to provide expert primary and specialized infant care, improved health and increased life expectancy for children.
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION OBJECTIVES
To expand its ability to perform acute diagnostics for neonatal and premature birth cases.
The lab wings are located below a mechanical equipment level that is enclosed with standing seam wall and roof panels. The building interiors also utilize different materials, each suited to their respective occupancies. The administration wing has private perimeter offices and open central spaces, furnished with cubicles. Finishes in the office include carpeted floors and painted drywall partitions. The lab wing interiors are configured with stud walls with an internal steel security mesh required for surety construction. The research spaces are finished with durable surfaces, designed to be sterilized and impervious to the chemical agents in use.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS
Dynalectric provided complete electrical contracting services for this four-story, 129,000-square-foot addition and central utility plant.
In the addition, the Dynalectric team put in the electrical power distribution system, including main and branch distribution panels, as well as the wiring for 2,500 hospital-grade, tamper-proof receptacles and 3,400 light fixtures. The company also ran conduit for fire alarm systems, nurse call, telephone and data, as well as specialized and standard security systems. At the single-story central utility plant, the company put in the complete electrical power distribution system and provided power for two chillers, associated pumps and cooling towers, emergency generators and paralleling switchgear.
HEALTHCARE FACILITY BACKGROUND
Miller Children’s Hospital offers primary and specialty care for children of all ages, from newborns to young adults, as well as expectant mothers. The MemorialCare Center for Women at Miller Children’s Hospital welcomes 6,000 babies into the world each year and is home to one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in California, treating more high-risk.