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Great Plains Health Patient Tower

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Project Description

  • Client:   Great Plains Health
  • Location:   North Platte, NE
  • Surface Area: 220,000 SF
  • Schedule: April 2013 – June 2015
  • Subcontract Sum: $38.5 M

Project Summary: 5 story patient tower with mechanical penthouse on 6th floor & Central Utility Plant. Existing hospital data system relocated and upgraded. GPH is the first hospital in the state of Nebraska to implement the GetWell Network, which is an interactive communication system designed to engage the patients to be proactive about their healthcare and have an open line of communication to their providers. This was the first project Snell used BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools and techniques to help stay ahead of schedule. Over 300 plumbing and electrical penetrations per floor were laid out with a Trimble Robotic Total Station 773. This project was also the first time utilizing a pre-fabrication workflow. A lot of the larger 6”-24” hydronic piping system was built in a fabrication shop off-site and brought on-site and installed. The new process was a great success for the construction team, hospital owners and the surrounding community. Snell Services, Inc. was a Prime Contractor on this project. Installing 4 – Caterpillar back-up power supply diesel-powered generators, 5 – Aldrich three-pass firetube boilers,5 Trane Indoor Air Handling Units. 4 of which push 32,000 CFM & 1 is 60,000 CFM, 2 – 750 ton Trane centrifugal water chillers, 2 – Marley Quadraflow Series Crossflow +2,000 GPM Cooling Towers along with various other equipment to keep this health care facility operating safely, comfortable and efficiently.

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