UHS Temecula Valley Medical Center
Located in Temecula, California, the Temecula Valley Medical Center provides much-needed quality healthcare in a region that has been drastically growing.
Southland Engineering provided HVAC, plumbing, and building automation designs for the medical facility. Spanning more than 170,000 square feet, the 140-bed hospital features 28 treatment rooms, an intensive care unit, several surgical suites, and 100-seat dining and foodservice facility.
Approach & Innovations
Temecula Valley Medical Center is one of the first healthcare facilities to be designed and built utilizing lean practices and an Integrated Form of Agreement contract structure. With the IFOA, Southland Engineering was able to plan work in a linear fashion and eliminate rework and intermediate submissions. With Big Room meetings, the design team was able to resolve a significant amount of common review comments before submitting the project for review.
Southland Engineering took a holistic approach to the design by coordinating with all trades and maximizing the facility’s layout. Through strong collaboration, the design team created a centrally located air supply system to maximize shafts and cooling layout.
To protect the medical facility from waterborne infections, Southland Engineering provided a copper-silver ionization system on in domestic water piping. This process is used as a protection again Legionnaires’ disease. Copper-silver ionization disperses positively charged copper and silver ions into the water system which then bond with harmful bacteria and disrupt their cell structure to eliminate reproduction and further spreading.