US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Task Order: AHU Baptist Health Care Enclosure Project

Richmond, KY

About this Project

This project was funded under the Community Disaster Program of FEMA to construct an enclosure around an existing Air Handler Unit (AHU) at the Baptist Health Care Hospital. The enclosure was designed to protect the AHU in the event of the release of biological or chemical weapon materials into the atmosphere by providing “Over Pressurized Air” and creating a protective barrier to the “Free Air Drawing” AHU. This structure will prevent harmful chemicals from entering the hospital during an event requiring a rapid medical response.

There were many complexities and challenges in the execution of this contract. The enclosure was constructed on top of an existing structure which required lifting all materials, manpower and equipment to a working platform 30 feet above grade. The structure, a skeleton consisting of “Cold Rolled Steel” framing members anchored to the existing metal deck, was constructed using “Tyvek,” pre-finished metal siding, and a rubber membrane roofing system. AACON connected the electrical from an existing emergency generator room four hundred linear feet from the enclosure, and also installed a “Step-Down” transformer to power the maintenance receptacles, lighting and fan units. Four Hunter Filtration Fan Units and five low-leakage dampers were installed, and fully integrated into the existing emergency system using a “Programmable Logic Controller.” Though this project was met with its many challenges, AACON’s experience and leadership prevailed, meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations.

Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Value:
Set Aside: Competitive Task Order, SDVOSB MATOC

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