Renderings courtesy of Eppstein Uhen Architects
Eppstein Uhen Architects
RTM provided MEP/FP and technology design for the new construction of a rehabilitation center and a community based residential facility (CBRF) and renovation of existing skilled nursing facility (SNF) units. The team utilized Revit, visual lighting software, and Navisworks for MEP system coordination, and employed environmental design methods, such as LED lighting, reduced lighting power density, and automatic lighting controls.
The technology scope of work included voice and data backbone and horizontal cabling, cable TV system design, card access system design, nurse call system design and wanderguard system design.
The 68,000-square-foot SNF renovation includes 106 units arranged along six resident wings that radiate from the central building core. The core contains related common and administrative spaces. The scope of work included capital improvement updates to the building and to the mechanical, electrical, fire alarm, nurse call, wanderguard, and plumbing systems.
The scope also featured six serving kitchens designed in a household concept. The serving kitchens will receive food that was prepared in the existing commercial kitchen, and there are three households in the existing SNF building, two in the rehab building, and one in the CBRF.
To eliminate any disruption to hospital operations or reduction in patient satisfaction, RTM met with staff to review each phase of construction so they had an understanding of how it would affect operations and the patients, allowing for a comprehensive plan to be developed.
The 36,000-square-foot, two-story rehabilitation center contains 48 units and common spaces. It is connected to the existing building at the end of an SNF resident wing. The 18,000-square-foot, one-story CBRF, which is connected to the new rehabilitation center, is a slab-on-grade building that contains 24 residential units.