VA Dublin: Women’s Clinic

Apogee is the prime contractor, providing project management and design services for the construction of a one-story, standalone building for the primary care and women’s health clinics at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga.

The new building will right-size primary care space through two Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and create a new women’s health clinic to accommodate the growing workload and demand for services.

Apogee was tasked to provide design and full drawings for the new construction of a one-story, standalone building for Primary Care and Women’s Health Clinic at the Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, Georgia.

The new building will right-size Primary Care space through two Patient Aligned Care Teams and create a new Women’s Health Clinic to accommodate the growing workload and demand. Waiting Area has acoustical clouds to assist with acoustics in the high ceiling space along with a wood stack panel system on the check in desk wall. Half wall dividers are used for privacy with acrylic resin panels with pressed flowers and leaves. Exam, Consult and Procedure rooms will use a rail modular casework system for uniformity and ease of reconfiguration in the future. Finishes included a variety of flooring types such a luxury vinyl tile in exam rooms and carpet in team areas to soften acoustics. Whereas, Electrical, Mechanical and OIT have epoxy flooring with rubber base.

The building is single-story structure and served by one sprinkler system. In addition to fire sprinkler system, a fire alarm system with voice evacuation was designed for the building. The building is 100% protected with a wet pipe automatic fire sprinkler system.

Design included new systems for hot and cold water; soil, waste, and vent piping; and roof drain piping.

Design included a Life Cycle Analysis. Three different system types were considered for the system design: DX AHU with HHW, AHU with Chiller and HHW, VRF system with DOAS unit. A Trane Trace energy model was created to calculate the energy usage from the building for the year. For the life cycle cost, a study period of 40 years was considered with an average replacement time frame around 20 years. The life cycle cost considered included initial cost, OM&R cost, and replacement.

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