UHS Henderson Hospital

Located in Henderson, Nevada, UHS Henderson Hospital is a cornerstone facility for the Union Village Development. The facility offers residents a comprehensive list of around-the-clock, quality services.

Spanning 244,000 square feet, Southland Engineering provided HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection for the 142-bed medical facility. UHS Henderson features a women’s center, four operating rooms, a catheterization lab and special procedure operating rooms, as well as full radiology department with MRI, and complete pharmacy and lab services.

Approach & Innovations

Throughout the design phase, Southland Engineering was able to provide a series of creative solutions that resulted in significant savings. The design team was able to secure approval from the city of Henderson for the use of single story sovent for the first-floor sanitary sewer system. The use of sovent in a single story area, as well as the bed tower, drastically reduces the amount of vent piping required, as well as the number of floor and roof penetrations. This, in turn, decreases labor, pipe, and fitting costs, as well as hanger quantities, seismic bracing, and layout and detailing hours.

The design team evaluated the use of prefabricated roof screens to be installed by the sheetmetal trade versus the structural installer. Utilizing the sheetmetal trade, approximately $250,000 was saved for the owner. Additionally, Southland Engineering was able to reduce water consumption by about 35% by reusing water from the chilled water system to fill and test the heating hot water and boosted chilled water systems.

 

Information

Client: Universal Health Systems

Location: Henderson, Nevada

LEED: N/A

Square Footage: 244,000

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