Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Fifth Floor Intensive Care Unit Renovation
One Brooklyn Health System (OBHS) embarked on a significant renovation project for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) located on the fifth floor of the CHC Building. This ambitious project involved transforming a 22,334 square foot area into a state-of-the-art 33-bed ICU. The primary objectives included relocating the existing 26-bed "ward-style" ICU to the new unit and converting seven unused Medical-Surgical (Med Surge) beds into seven ICU beds within the new unit.
The scope of work for this project was comprehensive and included the installation of new air handling units, variable air volume systems, exhaust systems, electrical distribution, lighting controls, fire life safety layout, medical gas systems, and corresponding automatic controls. DM Engineers played a crucial role in this endeavor, serving as the commissioning agent for the project.
DM Engineers' commissioning services spanned from the review of conceptual design through construction drawing development, with continued support during the construction phase. Key tasks during the construction phase encompassed the development of a Commissioning Plan, review of submittals, construction checklists, observation of installation and startup, the authorship and execution of functional tests (including Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing - TAB verification), management of MEP deficiencies and issues, review of Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals, training review, and the facilitation of commissioning meetings throughout the project.
The commissioned equipment featured a 27,000 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) air handling unit, dedicated humidifiers, isolation room fans, variable air volume boxes, normal and emergency power systems, medical gas systems, and the necessary plumbing services for each patient room and specialty areas. The commissioning process ensured the efficient and reliable operation of these critical systems in the newly renovated ICU, enhancing patient care and safety.