Electrophysiology (EP) Lab Renovation
University of Michigan Medical Center | Ann Arbor , Michigan
Osborn Engineering provided design engineering services to verify and evaluate the existing MEP and Fire Protection infrastructure to support the proposed renovations for Electrophysiology (EP) Lab #1. The proposed renovation involved enlarging the procedure room and converting an adjacent room into the equipment room for new Siemens and Karl Storz equipment. The MEP and Fire Protection engineering team developed the design to install a new Siemens Artis Q.Zen Bi-Plane, Skytron Aurora surgical light and monitor booms, and Karl Storz Audio-Visual integration system for EP Lab #1. EP Lab #1 is located within the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, which also includes a number of other rooms for cardiac, vascular and neurological imaging, diagnosis and treatment.
The procedure space is designed to comply with HVAC requirements for an ASHRAE Class B surgery per 2014 FGI/ASHRAE 170-2013. The HVAC system design includes additional air changes, laminar flow diffusers, adjustments to the building automation system, pressure control monitors, and new computer room air conditioning (CRAC) equipment in support of new medical imaging equipment. New plumbing design included a new scrub sink, which required a temporary scrub sink design to serve adjacent EP Labs and allow for replacement of the existing scrub sink. In addition, a new medical gas zone valve box, local area alarm, piping and medical gas outlets were designed to provide flexibility for patient placement in the room. Fire suppression system was designed to provide code required coverage and coordinate with multiple above ceiling utilities. The electrical infrastructure was designed to provide critical emergency power to the room from separate redundant sources. New isolation panels, grounding, receptacles, and dimmable LED lighting was designed to provide support for clinical operations in the renovated EP Lab. Osborn directed a point-to-point conduit coordination between multiple equipment vendors, clinical staff, and bio-medical engineering. All required system shutdowns were planned to minimize impact to on-going operations during construction.