Expand Emergency Room B-204

  • Location: James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mt. Home, TN
  • Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Project Value: $3,274,741
  • Completion Date: 02/2016

Work included, but was not limited to, general construction, alterations/renovations, roadways and walks (8,500 sf), minor grading and drainage, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, medical gas, utility systems, and the necessary removal of existing construction.

This project was the expansion of approximately 2,775 sf and renovation of approximately 5,760 sf of the existing Emergency Room. The new addition and remodel added (3) Triage rooms, (7) Exam Rooms, (1) Decontamination Room, New Security Office, new Reception Area, New Lobby, (1) Staff and (2) multi-stall Public Restrooms. The expansion area incorporated a portion of an open court yard which was atop an existing underground office space. The new addition connected two (2) separate existing buildings, Building 200 which is the main entry to the hospital and Building 204 the Emergency Room. The Valiant Team designed and engineered the structural steel according to the VA’s needs for this project. Due to the need to isolate the new structure from the existing buildings, full moment connections were required along two (2) sides of the new building. Precise site surveys insured the new columns set directly over the existing columns in the basement below.

The roof was comprised of modified bituminous roof over a light weight insulating concrete deck. A new roof top air handler provides conditioned air to the space and is hidden from view by a 6’ tall, 3 sided screen wall.

This project involved both after-hours and weekend work due to the fact that it was performed in an operational ER which could not be shut down. Specifically, over the weekends, Valiant refurbished walls, ceilings and floors in front of exam rooms that were operational throughout the week. These areas had to be complete and ready for use before Monday mornings.