In an effort to enhance efficiencies and control costs, the university decided to decommission their old steam plant feeding the entire hospital and build a new steam plant connected to the existing maintenance building.
With the new addition, IPS installed four (4) 600HP boilers, and an 85-ft tunnel underground was installed to tie-in the existing steam piping. Work included all plumbing, HVAC, piping, excavation, carpentry, roofing, controls, and insulation systems.
With a brand-new steam plant addition, UTMC had a backup system, along with an added boiler to the system. The new steam plant was more reliable, and energy efficient, saving the university money, and allowing for a more comfortable environment for staff, students, visitors, and patients.
UTMC needed the new steam plant addition completed quickly, and during the winter months. This pressed work activities, including the difficult task of working around the underground utilities to install the tunnel. IPS coordinated work activities with UTMC’s maintenance personnel and hospital staff providing all occupants with necessary information regarding daily work activities. This communication helped increase work efficiency and helped ensure project safety.