Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center

Descriptions

Power Systems Solutions

Power Systems Solutions provided the short circuit, coordination and arc flash study on this project.  It involved initial meeting with the electrical contractor, general contractor and owner to assist the contractor for proper field gathering of information.  Provided was the professionally created, stamped and sealed reports by Kevin J. Grimm PE.  The reports contained short circuit information, colored coordination curves, breaker capability analysis and arc flash report and also the three color arc flash labels.

 

Wolverine Building Group

The Spectrum Health Heart Center is a 10-story, 332,000 square foot, world-class cardiac care facility. Construction of the Heart Center was challenging as work was performed while maintaining uninterrupted hospital services.

The new Heart Center consolidates various cardiac care functions in one facility including invasive and non-invasive treatment as well as the latest surgical capabilities. Many unique architectural features have also been incorporated including a healing garden atrium and water feature to enhance the patient and family environment.

Allied Electric Inc

When you visit a hospital, it’s easy to notice the medical staff and technical support team so essential to a patient’s recovery. But there’s another indispensable team whose contribution is equally vital to the success of every healthcare facility – a team, however, relatively easy to overlook. Not for Paul Hansma, though. As Allied Electric’s project manager during construction of the Spectrum Health Heart Center, Hansma knows firsthand the kind of effort it took on the part of contractors and crews to make the 10-story, world-class cardiac care facility a present life-saving reality. He recalls, for example, standing on the top floor of the exposed steel structure in the middle of winter, overlooking a frigid downtown Grand Rapids. “You’re sitting at the top of the hill, working in wind and ice,” he recalls, and you can almost detect a shiver in his voice. “There’s ice building up on the floor, which made it physically and mechanically a tough project.”

Hansma and the Allied electricians weren’t hanging out on the frosty tenth floor for their health. That was the location of motor control centers, emergency power, chillers and air handling equipment, as well as a 30,000-pound unit substation that had to be craned, installed and wired. There was also work to be done at street level, running conduits through underground tunnel systems to tap off the huge hospital generators and set a transfer system to emergency generators in case of power loss.

Completed in a tight two-year schedule, the Heart Center houses Michigan’s largest open-heart surgery program and features medical and information technology including wireless patient monitoring and secure laptop access to electronic medical records. The Center boasts Cardio-Cath Labs, MRI Labs and Cardio Operating Rooms as well as a four-story Healing Garden. Training/conference rooms are equipped with room-surround digital presentation and video-conferencing capabilities. The electrical contract portion alone for this project was $12 million, making it the largest single-site assignment Allied Electric has completed. Located on a tight urban site adjoining the existing hospital, the Heart Center was built in a multi-phase construction sequence, and involved utility relocations and structural demolition. “From ground to ten stories, it was a pretty intense project,” recalls Hansma.

Exxel Engineering

EXXEL ENGINEERING participated in this project with office computations and survey staking of building control points at multiple floor levels.

Welch Tile & Marble

The Spectrum Health Heart Center is a 10-story, 332,000 square foot, world-class cardiac care facility. Construction of the Heart Center was challenging as work was performed while maintaining uninterrupted hospital services.

The new Heart Center consolidates various cardiac care functions in one facility including invasive and non-invasive treatment as well as the latest surgical capabilities. Many unique architectural features have also been incorporated including a healing garden atrium and water feature to enhance the patient and family environment.

Eckhoff & DeVries Painting

Working for Bouma Corporation we applied 100 gallons Firefilm to steel in stairways #14 & 20 as per guidelines.

Pioneer Construction

Pioneer erected 1,700 tons of steel for this 10-story heart center. There is a curved radius at the north end and a 120,000 lb transfer girder was built on-site and erected over the ambulance entrance.

Size:
332,000 square feet
Type:
Hospital
Location:
Michigan Ave Grand Rapids MI
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