Healthcare, Hospital and Medical

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Below are a few examples of healthcare, hospital and medical facilities we have provided engineering design services for.

Note: The experience provided on this page is current as of Friday, October 20, 2017.
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VA New Mexico Outpatient Mental Health Expansion
VA New Mexico Outpatient Mental Health Expansion
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  • Owner: Veterans Administration
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Area: 21,800 SF

New two-story building consisting of offices, research labs and conference areas. Original design target of LEED v3 silver. HVAC design included extension of chilled water and steam from campus energy plant, steam to hot water conversion in building, VAV air handlers, BACnet EMCS integration into the campus-wide system. Design included complete plumbing and fire protection performance specifications. Fire protection scope included evaluation of the existing FP infrastructure and design of a fire pump system.

Ventana Medical Systems
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  • Owner: Ventana Medical Systems
  • Location: Oro Valley, AZ

Complete fire sprinkler system design including fire service underground and hydraulic calculations. Manufacturing & Research Laboratory 3-building complex including hi-rack storage fire protection and fume hood and exhaust duct fire protection.

Herbert K. Abrams Kino Public Health Center
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  • Owner: Pima County
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Delivery Method: CM at Risk
  • Project Area: 186,000 SF

Four story office building for Pima County health / medical related departments. Complete fire sprinkler system and fire standpipe design including fire service underground and hydraulic calculations. HVAC design includes water cooled variable primary flow central plant with 2 chillers - one with variable frequency drive and a packaged hydronic pumping system integrated with the chiller plant. Engineering services included factory witnessed chiller and chilled water pump system testing. Full DDC building control system design incorporating County Standards and open-protocol systems. Complete plumbing design optimized to eliminate requirement of domestic booster pumps. Complete 3rd party commissioning. Featured in Southwest Contractor Magazine - May 2006.

VA Phoenix Women's Clinic & 1B Renovations
VA Phoenix Women's Clinic & 1B Renovations
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  • Owner: Veterans Administration
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
  • Project Area: 9,800 SF

Building addition and renovations to a portion of the 1st floor of the occupied hospital. A new rooftop VAV AHU was added to serve the new addition and adjacent existing areas. BACnet controls design. Plumbing design included extensive research of the existing conditions to re-define as-built conditions for VA archives and to provide 100% coordinated construction effort.

Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
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  • Owner: Mountain Valley
  • Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
  • Project Area: 45,300 SF

Provided full fire sprinkler system design including hydraulic calculations for new rehabilitation hospital.

Northwest Medical Center
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  • Owner: Northwest Medical Center
  • Location: Oro Valley, AZ

Prepared full coordination drawings for all mechanical systems designed in the new 4-story full service hospital.

More Examples

VA Tucson AHU Renovations

Upgrades and repairs to six existing central air handling systems. Design included substantial site verification for accurate documentation of existing and determination of required down-time (systems serve occupied hospital).

VA New Mexico Primary Care Upgrades

Complete HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design services. Complete mechanical system replacement, including new AHU and major upgrades to two existing systems (3 air handling systems total) serving approximately 26,000 SF of primary care areas. Design included extensive phasing of work to accommodate continual use of the facility.

UMC Hybrid Operating Rooms

Prepared fire sprinkler system design including shop drawings, submittal documents, and stock listings for tenant improvement to 25,000 SF of existing 1st floor level Operating Rooms & Support Areas. Project including 6 construction phases.

CCAH Community Services Expansion

Three stand-alone building additions to existing admin site: 3,000 SF group home, 3,600 SF non-vocational programs, 4,900 SF vocational programs. Designs included split system furnaces and tankless water heaters. Multiple designs completed as part of value engineering services.

VA New Mexico Toilet Remodel

Interior renovations to public toilet facilities within existing occupied multi-story hospital.

St Mary's Medical Offices

Complete fire protection system design including hydraulic calculations and stock listings.

VA Phoenix Medical Carousel

Add medical carousel to existing Pharmacy in occupied hospital. HVAC included report on existing system and options to increase capacity to the pharmacy. Solution included a new 4-pipe AHU system to serve the Pharmacy and modifications to the existing system to benefit the remaining zones. The new Pharmacy system included VAV air devices, variable speed fans and 100% outside air economizer. The new system was integrated into the existing campus EMCS (Invensys).

VA Phoenix 6C Office Renovations

Renovations to a portion of the 6th floor of occupied hospital. Renovations included modifications to all the existing ductwork serving the area, new VAV terminal units, and DDC controls. Plumbing included new toilet facilities and coordination with post-tension slab. Plumbing design included extensive research of the existing conditions to re-define as-built conditions for VA archives and to provide 100% coordinated construction effort.

VA New Mexico Enhance Inpatient Environments

Complete HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection design services. Major upgrades to mechanical systems serving approximately 10,125 SF of surgical inpatient bed unit space.

UPH-Kino Server Room Addition

Evaluation and renovations of existing computer server room within existing building (3rd floor). Server room housed mission critical equipment. Design included full fire protection design, extension of existing chilled water and addition of computer room air conditioning units. Due to space limitations and requirement for zero server down-time, custom air conditioning solutions were provided for each area of work. Design services included complete design of a single interlock packaged fire protection system and renovations to the existing sprinkler system to eliminate / minimize piping within the server rooms.

Mariposa Rio Rico Dental Renovations

Tenant improvement of existing shell space. Design included medical gas, domestic water, and HVAC for six station dental office.

Tucson VA Building 50 Renovations

23,500 square foot tenant improvement to existing, two story administration, out patient medical facility. Prepared complete fire sprinkler system design modification including hydraulic calculations for renovation to existing wet-pipe23,500 square foot tenant improvement to existing, two story administration, out patient medical facility. Prepared complete fire sprinkler system design modification including hydraulic calculations for renovation to existing wet-pipe fire sprinkler system.

UPH Server Room Retrofit

Design a single interlocked, pre-action sprinkler system for existing computer server room located on the ground floor of an existing office building.

Bliss Army Health Care Center

Prepared a Feasibility Study for the purpose of evaluating fire pump requirements to meet current COE design criteria for existing multistory hospital.

AANG Medical Training Facility

Prepared complete design of wet-pipe fire sprinkler system including hydraulic calculations for a new single story 12,060 SF building.

UPH Sports Medicine Clinic Renovations

Interior renovations to existing single story modular construction office building.

SAVHCS Building 17 RO System

Design reverse osmosis water treatment system for existing steam boiler plant make-up.

Mariposa Health Pharmacy & Admin Renovations

Interior renovations to two buildings. Renovations included pharmacy and medical records areas.

UA 3T Installation and Facility Improvements

Prepared fire sprinkler system shop drawings and hydraulic calculations for Tenant Modifications within an existing 3,400 SF single story building being remodeled to accommodate new MRI units.

TMC Surgery Department Expansion

Special inspector to the City of Tucson for testing & evaluation of smoke control system for newly remodeled surgical wing of existing hospital.

UPH Kino Conference Room

Design HVAC renovations for office tenant improvement in existing multi-story hospital building.

VA Phoenix Pharmacy AHU Redesign

Redesign AHU per new VA design criteria for coils. new water temps for cooling and heating and new max FPM thru coils.

Other Project Types

  • College

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  • Commercial

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  • Fire Protection

    KWA continues to lead in areas of Fire Protection Engineering in Southern Arizona. KWA's design experience includes wet & dry pipe, deluge, pre-action, foam, gas agent... (read more)

  • Government

    KWA has extensive experience providing engineering designs for Government projects. The KWA team is knowledgeable of the required design standards and codes... (read more)

  • K-12 Schools

    KWA provides engineering design services for all types of education facilities, kindergarten to high school. Additionally, KWA provides commissioning and energy audits... (read more)

  • Military

    KWA has extensive experience working on military projects in Arizona and California and has vast knowledge of the federal requirements and desires for such projects... (read more)

  • Museum / Arhive

    KWA has the expertise necessary to provide designs for the tight temperature, humidity, and pressurization requirements of museum and archival facilities... (read more)

  • Places of Worship

    The KWA team understands the needs of and provides custom-taylored solutions for the high-occupancy and multi-use assembly spaces in religious projects... (read more)