Projects

DMC Harper Hospital Emergency Generator Upgrade

Detroit, Michigan

    Client

  • Detroit Medical Center

    Project Size

  • 6,000 SF

UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE

As existing emergency generators had become unreliable, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) decided to quickly replace the outdated equipment at Harper Hospital with three new 1,500kW generator sets, paralleling switchgear, and automatic transfer switches. We provided architecture and engineering services, working closely with DMC to help them achieve this move expeditiously and cost-effectively.

TAILORING THE SOLUTION

These new generators—vital for better serving the hospital’s life safety power, critical power, and equipment power distribution systems—forced the need for more space. To overcome this obstacle, we conducted an extensive feasibility study resulting in an engineered solution that was more cost-effective than the original plans dictated. 

SUPPORTING WHAT MATTERS

We were able to complete the renovation and expansion of the existing generator room without disruption to the current emergency power system or the neighboring patients and staff on the floor below, keeping the hospital both safe and operational.