SSOE Group

Project Profile: Women and Infants Center


UAB-WI-1The Women and Infants Center is contained in 430,000 SF on seven floors of the 639,000 SF building, housing a two floor, 70,000 SF radiation oncology center. The remainder of the building is earmarked for future growth and will include medical offices and clinics.


UAB-WI2SSOE provided fully integrated mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (M/E/P/FP) engineering as part of the owner’s design team using a bridging project delivery method.



M/E/P system features included:

  • Electrical and HVAC systems designed to comply with ASHRAE 90.1-2004 energy efficiency standard, in accordance with the Green Guide for Healthcare v 2.1.
  • On-site hot water boiler plant with redundant 800 hp bi-fuel boilers.
  • Standby emergency power plant with two 1500kW diesel gensets, with provisions for a third with 5000 AMP paralleling switchgear.
  • A 30,000 gallon underground fuel oil storage and delivery system.
  • Electrical service provided with reliable spot-network served with four 2500kVA transformers and two 4000 AMP main switchgear.
  • Power quality for Radiation-Oncology systems with four 45kVA rotary power conditioners.
  • A 160kVA central uninterruptible power system to support IT and medical systems infrastructure.
  • On-site medical air and vacuum systems.
  • Connection to campus district chilled water and medical gas (oxygen) plants.
  • Client: University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Size: 639,000 SF
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Highlights:
    • Nine-story, freestanding hospital
    • 55 neo-natal ICU beds
    • 52 CCU nursery beds
    • 17 LDRP rooms
    • Four delivery ORs
    • 118 ante and postpartum patient rooms
    • Three Varian linear accelerators
    • One CT simulator
    • One Varian simulator

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