Winthrop-University Hospital Trauma Expansion
The Winthrop Trauma Expansion project was part of an expansion of the Winthrop-University Hospital's main campus. It included the addition of three trauma bays, two holding bays, a decontamination shower, an ambulance triage area, and support service spaces. This project was designated as a fast track design, requiring LiRo to produce design documents for filing within four weeks and a complete set of documents within eight weeks. LiRo delivered this project on time and under budget, ultimately allowing Winthrop to receive their Level 1 designation on time. In order to adhere to the tight time constraints, LiRo designed MEP systems that utilized simultaneous off-site construction and rapid on-site demolition to the greatest extent possible. The design included two new custom VAV central air-handling units, two chillers, receptacle power, and lighting. The medical gas, plumbing, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm designs included facility integration and connections in the prefabricated building to allow for rapid connection to the existing systems of the facility.