Portland VAMC 17-101

Vancouver, WA

Portland VAMC

Transplant Lodging Unit HVAC

This project was for the design of a dedicated outside air system intended to ensure that the occupants of the Transplant Lodging Unit have access to filtered air in all residential rooms. Project covered the installation of packaged terminal air conditioning, dedicated outside air system, associated duct work, and sound proofing as was required per the contract documents. TLU HVAC project required two new heat recovery ventilators: Heat recovery ventilation (HRV), also known as mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR), is an energy recovery ventilation system using equipment known as a heat recovery ventilator, heat exchanger, air exchanger, or air-to-air heat exchanger.

The project required that we provide construction drawings for an HVAC system upgrade meeting the requirements of the most recent VA HVAC Design manual for Nursing Units (Intensive Care Units). Our design met all VA standards and criteria, and all applicable local, state, and federal codes. The VA follows all National Fire Protection Association codes and standards, as they are issued. Placement of construction barriers for containment of dust and debris during the demolition and installation as per VA ICRA and VA Safety requirements. The Architect/Engineer verified that structural and vibrational supports are adequate and designed the structural and vibrational improvements. Project was completed ahead of schedule.