- Location Miami, Florida
- Architect MGE Architects
- Owner Baptist Health South Florida
- Scope of Work Four-Story Hospital/New Construction
- General Contractor Robins & Morton Group
- Category Healthcare
West Kendall Baptist hospital was a new 300,000 square foot facility comprised of a central energy plant, 4-story medical arts building, and a 4-story hospital. Each building is built to with stain Category 5 hurricane winds in case of a catastrophic event occurring in west Miami. The central energy plant was designed with expansion in mind, both on the cooling and heating sides of the equation. Currently there are (3) 900-ton Trane chillers, (6) Marley cooling towers, and (2) 350-hp Cleaver Brooks boilers within the plant that service the entire facility. The new 25,000 above-ground fuel oil system will supply the generators with fuel, as well as, the boiler system in the event emergency services are needed. The central plant also houses the domestic water booster pump system, domestic hot water heat exchangers, medical gas equipment and manifolds necessary to service the entire facility. All piping systems are run overhead through an exposed corridor from the central plant to the hospital facility.
The new hospital facility has (16) air handling units serving over 450 constant volume terminal boxes throughout the facility in order to provide the comfort cooling needs within the building. Some of the monitoring systems installed to help reach LEED milestones were outside air flow stations in each of the air handlers and CO2 monitor systems in public areas. All roof-mounted exhaust fans where designed to meet the Category 5 requirements by Miami-Dade and installed in strict accordance to the NOA documents from the city. This facility can provide all the services to support the needs of the growing community in west Miami-Dade.