SSOE Group Provided Engineering Services for Award-Winning Children’s Hospital of Alabama Project

Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit Expansion Receives
Birmingham Business Journal Building Birmingham 2020 Award

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, October 2, 2020 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, is proud to announce that one of their projects has recently been recognized as a Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) Award recipient. The Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit Expansion project won the BBJ’s Building Birmingham 2020 Award.

Working with Poole & Company and Doster Construction Company, SSOE provided electrical (power and lighting), fire alarm, and technology systems engineering for the Children’s Hospital of Alabama’s new 10,000 SF Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit expansion project. This project was a result of the hospital’s long-term goal of relocating this particular unit in order to have all of the hospital’s Behavioral Health services on one floor. The project includes a large open day space immediately adjacent to ten inpatient rooms (one ADA compliant), one small day space dining area, a nourishment room, a medication distribution room, a laundry room, a secure nurses desk, two exam rooms, a sensory room with specialized audiovisual technology and color-changing RGB lighting, and consulting space. All-day spaces included tunable white LED luminaires in the ceiling, which is beneficial to the patient’s overall behavioral health.

Children’s is one of SSOE’s longest and largest healthcare clients. They are ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the U.S. and with over 3.6 million SF, it’s one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the U.S.

SSOE has nearly 40 years of experience executing projects in the Southeast U.S. for clients in the healthcare, education, commercial, and industrial sectors—most recently for BMW, Honda, BOCAR, Encompass Health, among many others. SSOE currently has four Southeast U.S. offices, Atlanta, Birmingham, Huntsville, and Nashville as well as nearly 20 additional SSOE offices across the U.S. and in Mexico, China, and India. SSOE has been named a Top Engineering Firm by the Birmingham Business Journal for five consecutive years. The List ranks the top 25 engineering firms based on the total number of local licensed professional engineers.

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About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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