Upgrade Water System & Legionella Prevention

Leeds, MA VA Medical Center

Field study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs on the domestic water distribution lines.

  • Provided record drawings depicting existing layout of the domestic water system on the Leeds Campus.
  • NEI team accessed each floor, room, corridor, and crawl space on site. 800,000 SF
  • Identified over 250 dead legs
  • ICRA compliance
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Upgrade Domestic Water Distribution System

Shreveport, LA VA Medical Center

Field Study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs in the domestic water distribution system.

 

  • Provided record drawings depicting existing layout of the domestic water system in the 14-story building on the Shreveport campus.
  • NEI team accessed each floor, room, and corridor in 14-stories. 610,000SF
  • Identified over 200 dead legs
  • ICRA compliance
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Modernize Waste Water Treatment Plant

Lyons, NJ VA Medical Center

Design of a copper removal system for a WWTP with an average daily flow of 0.4 MGD

  • NEI provided all A/E design, technical specifications, as-built documentation and cost estimates
  • Electrical connections for sand filters backwash system
  • New comminutor, including electrical and controls
  • Replacement of exterior UV disinfection system
  • NEI provided laboratory tests of soils around tanks for lead

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Cross Connection Survey

Fayetteville, AR VA Medical Center

Field Study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs in the domestic water distribution system.

  • Provided record drawings depicting existing layout of the entire domestic water system consisting of 37 buildings on the Fayetteville Campus
  • NEI team accessed each floor, room, and corridor in 37 buildings. 695,000 SF
  • Identified 775 dead legs
  • ICRA compliance
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Modify Water Distribution System

Wilmington, DE VA Medical Center

NEI performed all design work and phasing to attain 100% compliance with VA Directive 1061.

    • Two buildings / 420,000 SF
    • NEI assessed and mapped all potable water distribution system (hot and cold), located and tagged all dead legs to be removed
    • Determined method of maintaining required water temperatures
    • Designed continuous monitoring systems to improve the hot water return systems – including re-sizing and replacing pumps
    • 320 day completion schedule
    • 762 Dead Legs identified
    • ICRA compliance
    • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Plumbing Study

Castle Point, NY VA Medical Center

Field Study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs in the domestic water distribution system.

  • NEI identified a total of 965 dead legs
  • NEI produced a full set of record plumbing drawings depicting existing layout of the entire domestic water system of the 15 buildings on the Castle Point campus. 521,000 SF
  • Prepared Design Development and Construction Documents
  • ICRA compliance
  • Retained services of in industrial hygienist for asbestos abatement
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Plumbing Field Study

Montrose, NY VA Medical Center

Field Study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs in the domestic water distribution system.

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Plumbing and Mechanical System Study

Northport, NY VA Medical Center

NEI performed a plumbing study to document the campus piping system and develop as-built documents to identify potential Legionella causing dead legs on the potable water distribution system.

  • This was a multi-phase operation that required NEI to access each floor, room, corridor, and area in 16 buildings totatling 997,000 SF.
  • Environmental services included testing and design abatement and remediation of asbestos and lead.
  • Identified 1,383 dead legs
  • 320 day design completion schedule
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Facility Water Mapping

Lebanon, PA VA Medical Center

Field Study to identify all cross connects and potential Legionella causing dead legs in the domestic water distribution system.

  • A multi-phase project
  • NEI team accessed each floor, room, corridor, and area in 13 buildings. 753,000 SF
  • Identified over 331 dead legs
  • ICRA compliance
  • 120 day completion schedule
  • Night/weekend work to minimize interruption of patient care

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Fire Protection Piping & Loop

Wilkes-Barre, PA VA Medical Center

Upgrade of exterior water piping and sanitary sewer systems.

 

  • Topographic Survey of existing water line location.
  • Ground penetrating radar used to determine location of existing UG utilities near the existing water line
  • Site surey and infestigation, load and sizing calculations, concept development, design development, preliminary drawings, construction drawings, specifications, cost estimates and construction period services.

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