Upgrade Electrical Distribution System
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
AKEA provided complete AE design to upgrade obsolete components on the secondary side of the electrical distribution system at the Gainesville VAMC. The design intent was to extend new normal and essential power distribution into aging infrastructure throughout the facility. The work included schematic design identifying new electrical space, chases, closets, and raceway routing, along with possible obstacles to implementing the design; measured drawings indicating existing conditions for all disciplines involved; phasing plans for each discipline; and final construction documents. Design included demolition, phasing, new distribution for all disciplines, and structural review of proposed chases and penetrations; equipment schedules and load calculations; load phasing and transition plans and details; and recircuiting of each area for required normal and essential system branches.