Beckett Springs Hospital
Springstone, Inc. provides high quality treatment services to individuals and families suffering from mental illness. It is common for these types of facilities to feel “institutional”. Springstone, Inc. has taken great measures to remove that feeling while providing quality care at a reasonable cost.
Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. (KGEI) was selected as the mechanical and electrical engineer for several of their facilities. Contributing factors to the selection of our firm include our ability to provide innovative solutions and our capability to maintain the project budget.
The Beckett Springs facility is 37,000 square foot. It was designed to comply with current codes including the “FGI – Health Care Facility Design and Construction Guidelines” and the “NAPHS – Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities.”
Highlights of KGEI’s design include:
- Packaged rooftop equipment utilized to save floor space, aid in service ability and replacement of the HVAC equipment, and minimize the initial cost.
- Optimization of the electrical design to reduce the total load required to be on emergency power back-up. This allowed a smaller generator size and created a more power efficient building.
- Low water use plumbing fixtures used throughout to conserve water, while total fixtures in the building were reduced to minimize cost.
- KGEI minimized the mechanical and electrical costs at the same time providing a code compliant and functional facility. This allowed more money to be spent on the architectural features of the building, which was important to the Owner.