SALINAS VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (SVMH) 3RD FLOOR NURSING UNIT
This project is an infill with occupied patient rooms directly above and below. Plumbing design and construction required close coordination to minimize shutdowns of occupied patient rooms above and below. The HVAC system included expansion of the chilled water piping system to allow for this infill and future additions to the chilled water plant.
The HVAC design accommodated changes in the program and the life safety code subsequent to the construction of the building shell. Space limitations imposed by existing floor-to-floor height as well as occupied floors above and below were significant design challenges.
The infill area includes a negative pressure isolation room, a nursing station and thirteen patient rooms, each complete with toilet, sink, and shower. Axiom’s services also included medical gas systems, fire protection, construction administration, and commissioning.