Genesys Healthcare

Grand Blanc, Michigan
Owner: Genesys Healthcare Systems
Architect: NBBJ
Engineer: DiClemente Sigal Engineers
Contract Value: $32.2 Million

This hospital was built on a fast track basis.  To ensure that the construction schedule would be met without exceeding the budget, Pierce Associates provided preconstruction services.  Pierce’s early involvement with the project allowed the mechanical system to be coordinated and designed in conjunction with the schematic design phase.  During the schematic design phase, Pierce determined the types of mechanical materials and equipment that was to be used throughout the project, thus ensuring that our costs would not exceed a guaranteed maximum price.  Additionally, this process allowed Pierce to commit to fixed pricing with subcontractors and suppliers and avoid cost escalation.

The main cooling system consists of one 775 ton steam fired absorption chiller, two 800 ton centrifugal chillers, and six packaged cooling towers.  This system then fed 19 custom fabricated variable volume A.C. units with 1,300 VAV terminal units.  The heart of the heating system includes three gas-fired steam boilers (1,330 HP) with a deaerator, condensate pumps, and all of the necessary distribution piping and insulation.  A complete medical gas system, with a medical vacuum pump and medical air compressor is also in place.