General Contractor: Hensel Phelps
Location: Phoenix, AZ (Downtown)
Year Completed: 2015
Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLC
Engineer: Affiliated Engineers Inc.
Design Phase Services: Design Assist / BIM-VDC / HVAC / Plumbing / Medical Gas
LEED: GOLD (anticipated)
Downtown Phoenix’s newest jewel, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, is scheduled for grand opening in 2015. This five-story 220,000 square foot building is located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. It is anticipated to receive LEED Gold Certification. This state of the art facility will offer comprehensive cancer treatment services including infusion, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, endoscopic and interventional radiology, a women’s center, specialized cancer clinics, patient wellness and support services, prevention health clinic, clinical laboratory space and other support spaces.
Bel-Aire Mechanical set up a collaborative workspace for the Design Team to complete the mechanical, plumbing and medical gas systems as well as BIM modeling and coordination. Early collaboration on the project allowed the entire team to maximize the benefits of BIM. The indoor environment is maintained by four large variable volume air handling units, four heating hot water condensing boilers, humidifiers, air terminal units with hot water reheat, various exhaust systems and three-hundred ninety eight active chilled beams for maximum comfort, efficiency and optimum performance. Chilled water is provided by district cooling. Plumbing and Medical Gas systems consists of domestic water booster pumping station, two natural gas water heaters with 500-gallon storage capacity, pumps and lift station, drinking fountains with remote chillers, duplex stacked medical air plant, duplex stacked medical vacuum plant, alarm panels, wall and boom outlets and liquid automatic changeover panel with high pressure reserve cylinders.