Howard Co. General Hospital

Howard County General Hospital Renovation

WAI provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design for the renovation of 18,800 sq. ft. of the existing hospital. Services first included a site survey to ascertain the existing MEP conditions. Based upon the site survey, WAI proceeded in providing design and construction administration services for: an HVAC retrofit, plumbing design of medical gases, sanitary, waste, vent, domestic water, and fixtures, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, power distribution system, and lighting design.

The design for the renovation of the Emergency Department at Howard County General Hospital was divided in two phases. The first phase, which was designed in less than three months, included the renovation of the emergency department, renovation of the adult behavioral unit, and renovation of the administrative area to create a new PEDS BHU area. Phase II included design services for the renovation of the lobby.

Our services for this project included design of a new routing for oxygen, medical air and vacuum systems. We also provided new anti-ligature type fixtures as well as modification of the existing cold water, hot water, hot water recirculation and sanitary piping, to accommodate the changes necessary for the area. We provided new terminal units for the heating and cooling of the emergency department and the PEDS BHU area. The temperature was controlled via temperature transmitter in the return air ducts. Per the owner’s request, WAI provided separate means of temperature control for the seclusion rooms, along with displays in a safe elevation that would assist the staff on checking the condition of rooms individually. WAI also provided fire alarm and electrical power and lighting design for this project. The lighting design provides the capability of controlling the light level in each room separately, to create the most convenient environment for the patients.

  • Location: Columbia, Maryland
  • Size: 18,000 sq. ft.