Category Archives: Hospital Construction

Greenland Enterprises Selected to Upgrade Kansas City VA Medical Center Boiler Plant Controls

HAMPTON – The team of Greenland Enterprises and SAW Contracting has been selected for a $1.5M project to upgrade boiler plant controls for the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center.  The project includes upgrading combustion controls on four dual fuel boilers, upgrading water level controls and alarms, and various repairs and testing. Continue reading

2018 Hospital Construction Survey Addresses Hurricane Hardening

Designing and building central plants for hospitals is no longer limited to efficient systems with redundancy for critical components.  The lessons learned in Texas and Florida after major hurricanes are leading to changes in design and construction approaches for medical systems and similar environments.

According to the 2018 Hospital Construction Survey, conducted by The American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 89 percent of facilities professionals consider “resiliency” when designing and building new spaces.  Resiliency in construction means structures and components that resist both natural and human caused disasters, and allow for fast recovery after events. Continue reading