The Woodlands Bed Tower & Central Plant

Memorial Hermann

Shah Smith & Associates, Inc. provided MEP engineering services for the new 351,636 SF, 8-floor south tower, which 36- bed patient care unit. The $250+ million expansion project includes:

  • New, comfortable registration and family waiting areas
  • Five additional operating rooms with expanded pre-and post-surgical areas
  • Four new endoscopy suites
  • Seven new, larger interventional labs for heart, neuro, trauma and oncology care
  • Cardiopulmonary unit relocating from the first floor of the Hospital Pavilion
  • Parking Garage, conference center, catheterization labs, an intensive care unit and three shelled floors for future patient bed

This project included a renovation at the Central Utility Plant to accommodate the new bed tower. The renovation included:

  1. Designing the sequence of construction to ensure there was never an outage of utilities to the existing
  2. Expanding the overall chilled water capacity from 3,700 tons to 4,800 tons.
  3. Adding more chilled water capacity and larger equipment without increasing the size of the existing central plant
  4. Redesigning plant chilled water and condenser water piping to work with the larger flows and new equipment layouts.
  5. Brought the plant up to current codes and safety