Upgrade Electrical Utilities, Phase 3
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL
Project to design upgrade to the existing emergency power and electrical distribution system located in the Main Building E‑Wing electrical vault and provide for future replacement of the Main Building E-Wing electrical distribution system. Included complete design of new emergency generator, emergency transfer switches, and associated equipment. Components included risers, transformers, automatic transfer switches, cabling distribution, circuit protective devices, control wiring, panel boards, and circuit breakers. The project also included installing a new emergency generator to parallel with existing generators and supply emergency power to existing emergency switchboard; upgrading existing synchronizers and associated devices within the emergency paralleling switchgear and replacing all existing meters with new meters that are compatible with the facility’s existing metering system; and providing recommendations on construction phasing to minimize the impact on regular facility operations, especially during utility shutdowns.