Health & Wellness Center, Muskegon Community College
Tec Inc. provided engineering and design services that include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, fire protection and selected low-voltage systems for a new 45,000 sq. ft. Health and Wellness Center. The Health and Wellness Center includes a new competition gymnasium, locker facilities, fitness center, healthcare clinic with partner Mercy Health, and healthcare simulation labs/classrooms. The building will support the college’s nursing, respiratory therapy, medical assistant, health, recreation and physical education programs. This includes NICU/ICU simulation labs consisting of four lab spaces, each with individual control rooms, nursing station, and viewing and debriefing areas. Tec engineers coordinated with the NICU/ICU designer to provide supporting power and low voltage infrastructure and pathways for monitoring and control of the simulation mannequins.
HVAC systems include packaged rooftop units with DX cooling, natural gas heat, VAV boxes for zoning rooms and spaces, a hot water boiler and piping system for VAV box re-heat control and a building BAS system. The HVAC design also includes a new building automation system. The HVAC for the clinic space has a dedicated packaged rooftop unit to allow for sub-metering.
The plumbing system is a small compressed air system for the simulation labs, and domestic hot and cold-water piping systems, natural gas water heaters, interior storm piping, sanitary piping and venting systems serve the plumbing fixtures included in the project. The building’s fire suppression sprinkler system includes identification of NFPA 13 hazard requirements for all areas and a performance specification.
New underground conduits for the communications services to the building, and providing the conduit, box and pathway designs for technology and low-voltage systems within the building were also included in Tec’s design services. In addition, new underground electrical service will include an extension of the existing campus loop feeder system, exterior primary switchgear, and an exterior unit substation with a dry-type transformer.
Interior lighting systems utilize LED fixtures or long-life fluorescent products. Local occupancy sensors will be provided for private offices and smaller spaces, while all other public lighting will be controlled with programmable lighting control relay panels with local over-ride controls where needed. Building exterior perimeter lighting will be included, including new exterior lighting poles for a small (20 space) parking lot and pedestrian walkway lighting.