Lawrence General Hospital surgical building
Lawrence, MA – E.G. Sawyer Company,of Weymouth is in progress with the two-phase electrical construction of Lawrence General Hospital’s new 43,627sf surgical building and a 15,450sf electrical renovation at the existing healthcare facility.
E.G. Sawyer is working on a project team headed by general contractor, Bond Brothers, of Everett. MorrisSwitzer – Environments for Health, based in Boston, is the project architect, and Vanderweil, of Boston, is providing engineering services.
The project scope for the new building includes installation of primary and emergency power, fire alarm, security, and nurse call systems, and the build-out of seven state-of-the-art operating rooms, a catheterization laboratory, and interventional radiology room. The new building’s electrical service is comprised of 480/277V, 2,400A double-ended switchgear, two 1,000KW generators and 480/277V, 5,000A paralleling switchgear, 200 KVA UPS, and multiple panel boards. The new surgical center will open in September 2016.
The renovation project, located in Lawrence General’s emergency building, involves the integration of existing automatic transfer switches (ATS) to the new generators. The project is being handled in two phases, as the occupied hospital’s electrical services must remain operational throughout the project. Use of the existing electrical infrastructure is required during the first phase, and close coordination between E.G. Sawyer and hospital facility personnel is critical, as the intricate project involves the NECA contractor’s crew to trace existing circuits and systems to ensure there is no interruption of power. The renovated area is scheduled to open in late February 2017.
E.G. Sawyer project manager Rick Goulet and general foreman Conrad Eleckna are managing a field crew of 24 IBEW Local 103 electricians in the two-year project.
LCN, the tel/data and security division of E.G. Sawyer, is providing security and tel/data services, with project manager Scott Lucca and foreman Bob Leblanc supervising a crew of IBEW technicians.