Children's Hospital, AURORA, CO
Mechanical Infrastructure Site Work
TRAUTMAN & SHREVE SERVICES VALUE DELIVERED
A larger, more modern mechanical systems infrastructure and increased productivity and comfort.
CLIENT MECHANICAL PIPING SERVICES OBJECTIVES
To expand and enhance the mechanical piping lines for various mechanical systems.
EMCOR MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION
In providing mechanical construction for the high-performance mechanical systems, Trautman & Shreve installed over 16,000 feet of 20-inch-in-diameter pipe extending for one-half mile through the campus. The mechanical installation involved six runs of pipe, including two separate chilled water supply and return lines (four total). In addition, the company buried a high-pressure steam main and a pumped condensate line more than 20-feet deep.
INNOVATIVE MECHANICAL PIPING SOLUTIONS
One of the biggest challenges this mechanical construction project presented was the overall size of the pipe system excavation. The one-half-mile trench was 70-feet wide at the top and over 20-feet deep. In addition, utility vaults are located throughout the campus to enable future connections to existing piping and allow easier maintenance. Trautman & Shreve installed five new vaults at 500-foot intervals and tied them into two existing vaults. Located at the bottom of the 20-foot deep trench, the new vaults measured 28 feet x 21 feet x 12 feet. The company fabricated mechanical piping for the vaults at its own piping facility. The piping included large valves, as well as special expansion joints and fittings.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FACILITY BACKGROUND
Founded in 1908, Children's Hospital is a private, not-for-profit pediatric healthcare network that is dedicated 100 percent to caring for kids. For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked it one of the best children's hospitals in America. With 1,130 pediatric specialists and more than 2,300 full-time employees, Children's Hospital is home to a number of nationally and internationally recognized medical programs.