Leach Wallace completed the mechanical and electrical design for the addition and renovation to the University of Maryland College Park Health Center. The existing four-story 25,000 SF building constructed in 1964, was completely renovated and doubled in size with the 25,000 SF addition. The new facility now boasts new exam rooms, radiology, dental services, physician offices and a new entry lobby with elevator and stair tower.
Emergency power was provided by a new diesel-fueled engine-generator set, located outdoors in a sound-attenuating enclosure. Connected to the generator are life safety equipment, egress lighting, telephone equipment, selected track lighting, receptacles and additional equipment necessary for continued operation of the health center. The generator would only run if the Health Center loses utility power. Communications Systems design for the project included a complete telecommunications premises cabling system for voice and data services. The telecommunications design includes backbone and horizontal cabling, outside plant cabling and new telecommunication rooms. Other miscellaneous systems included nurse call, paging, access control and closed circuit television (CCTV) systems.