A New Medical Campus for our Vets in Las Vegas
In Southern Nevada, the Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare System “exists to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being.” Bergelectric has been at the forefront of delivering on this mission through their involvement in nearly $1 billion in construction of VA medical facilities. Its latest endeavor is the 31,000-sf Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) IV in the northeast section of the Las Vegas Valley—one of four new facilities that will “give our veterans access to primary and specialty care, mental-health services and diagnostics close to where they live.”
Bergelectric’s experience on medical facilities with SR Construction, as well as its knowledge of the
VA system, created real value to the owner/developer, as well as the design and construction team. Developing the property is SDA, which will provide a long-term lease to the VA for the $6.2-million turnkey facility featuring treatment and exam rooms, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy. The low-voltage systems that Bergelectric is providing—fire-alarm, tel/data, closed-circuit television (CCTV), as well as a duress-alarm system used to notify staff in the event of a patient fall or similar event—will address the security measures specified for each area within the VA clinic.
Under the leadership of general contractor SR Construction, Bergelectric installed all electrical power and distribution systems, in addition to connecting the clinic with the existing security systems at the massive new Las Vegas VA Medical Center—all originally installed by Bergelectric.
“Our team’s early involvement in the planning of the clinic, through the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), really paid off in the long run by thinking ahead about such issues as overhead coordination in the field,” noted Bergelectric’s Project Manager. Using the Autodesk Revit program during the design-assist effort revealed that the building’s roof would need to be raised in order to accommodate equipment such as air ducts and cable trays, while still being able to meet the VA requirement of a 9-foot ceiling clearance. To comply with the VA’s objectives, while design changes were being made the construction team put forth an intensely-coordinated effort to change the sequencing of tasks and kept the aggressively-scheduled project on track for its opening in September 2012.
780,750 square feet
Electrical Construction Cost
October 2008 – September 2012
Other Team Members
Syska and Hennessy Group Engineers
RTK/JMA JV Archtiects
TelData, Fire Alarm, Security, Public Address, Nurse Call
Berg Regional Office
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