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RDK Wins National Design Award


Energy plant interior / © Peter Brentlinger

Andover, MA – RDK Engineers was recently awarded an American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Vista 2016 Award for its MEP systems design and commissioning of the Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville Energy Plant. RDK won the Infrastructure Category Award, which honors projects that focus on a facility’s utility generation, distribution, or control systems.

The Pineville Energy Plant is a new, $37.5 million, 22,000sf standalone energy plant that serves a 700,000sf hospital. The project features redundant utility systems, flexibility to accommodate future growth, and is capable of being operated and managed remotely. The project was a complete infrastructure replacement and had no clinical impact on hospital operations.


Energy plant generators / © Peter Brentlinger

RDK vice president, Scott Shipp, PE, who led the Charlotte-based team on the project, and Carolinas HealthCare System vice president, Zachary Zapack, accepted the award at the Annual ASHE PDC International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design, and Construction, held this year in San Diego.

Additional members of the team included: Rodgers Builders, construction management; Wright McGraw Beyer Architects, architectural; and Bloc Design, civil/site engineers.


ASHE presents the prestigious Vista Awards each year to “recognize the importance of teamwork in creating an optimal healthcare physical environment. The winning teams show a unity of purpose that helps their projects succeed from preplanning to implementation.”



Energy plant boilers / © Peter Brentlinger

Shipp stated: “On behalf of RDK Engineers, I am extraordinarily proud of the entire design and construction team and what we were able to accomplish on this important healthcare project. I am truly grateful that all of our hard work and dedication to achieving a common goal has been recognized and honored with this award.”





Energy plant exterior / © Peter Brentlinger