League City Expansion Phase II

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Shah Smith & Associates, Inc. provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for this project that includes a new bed tower, build-out of existing space, and renovation to existing areas. The new bed tower is approximately 140,000 SF on five levels. It is designed for a vertical expansion up to 12 levels.

The following lists each level and its uses:

Level 1 – sterile processing, receiving, and linen

Level 2 – kitchen, servery, dining, pharmacy, clinical lab, and blood bank

Level 3 – patient rooms

Level 4 – patient rooms and ICU

Level 5 – mechanical floor

The build-out included the remaining emergency department space, the endovascular lab, and the remaining endoscopy space.

Renovations encompassed the following:

Level 1 – Scope processing area, expanding the PACU, and moved the AHU for the emergency department and an existing fire pump to make room for a new concourse.

Level 2 – LDRP and waiting room

Level 3 – Office area

SSA design was based on meeting the user requirements, reliability, redundancy, ease of maintenance, and energy efficiency. The mechanical floor includes space for equipment for the vertical expansion. Dedicated pre-treatment outside air handling units are used. LED lighting is used throughout the project. The pharmacy is designed to USP 797 and 800. The kitchen hoods use a VAV exhaust system.