Fayetteville VAMC-Chill Water Upgrade
Client: Department of Veterans Affairs
Award Date: 01/05/2012
Completion Date: 04/17/2013
Based on Syncon’s to previous task orders, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded this design-build contract to improve water utility infrastructure, upgrade equipment to control water ﬂow, improve temperature control and increase energy savings for the campus chilled supply at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. While working in the critical spaces of an active hospital environment, SYNCON provided extensive mechanical, plumbing, electrical and automated controls for the campus chill water system within appropriate UFC codes, Infectious Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) and ILSM standards. Connect our holistic system upgrade to previous modiﬁcations and current projects related to the campus chill water system. Extensive new 12”, 8” and 6” piping was designed and installed to support the new chilled water (CW) and hot water (HW) requirements. New Air Handling Units (AHU), internal and external VFD’s and new mechanical pumps were designed and installed to successfully meet the new design loads. Extensive Direct Digital Controls (DDC) were designed and installed. Critical crane lifts performed on four (4) 50-ton Air Handling Units (AHU) without interrupting normal hospital operations.
Upon completion the Contracting Officer stated,
SYNCON provided outstanding management and customer service to the VA Medical Center on this project. They continually met with the VA in repeated attempts to complete this project and meet the VA’s fluid requirements. Syncon proved adept and working with the design team and subcontractor to ensure a mutually agreeable solution could be achieved. SYNCON is an extremely responsive and professional firm committed to serving our nation’s veterans. I give SYNCON my strongest recommendation for future Gov’t work.