Overview

World-renowned Parkland Hospital is the county hospital for Dallas County, TX and the largest teaching hospital in the country. A Level 1 Trauma Center, Parkland is a medical and surgical referral center for Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. The hospital also averages 15-16,000 babies delivered per year.

The tremendous number of patients seen at Parkland led the Dallas County Commissioners Court to make plans to replace the facility with a new 2,500,000-square-foot, 862-bed facility. Included in the plans are a new 380,000-square-foot outpatient center, a 275,000-square-foot office facility and parking for 6,000 cars.

When completed, Parkland will be the largest greenfield construction project for a hospital in the world.

Project:
Texas AirSystems was selected as the Basis of Design by the architects and engineers, HDR, Inc. After completing the functional requirements, the HVAC equipment was put out for bid through a traditional plan and spec process. The result of the competitive bidding was the selection of industry leading Temtrol as the manufacturer to provide the equipment, complete with FANWALL™ technology for the building’s HVAC system.

Technical Solution:
The Temtrol system components include air handling units and the industry leading FANWALL™ technology. Rather than one large fan, the air handling units are composed of a wall of smaller fans that boasts a number of advantages including planned redundancy, low maintenance costs, improved acoustics and smaller units without as many moving parts (no fan belts, fan shafts or need for regular bearing lubrication).

Texas AirSystems is utilizing Temtrol and FANWALL™ advantages to meet the vision of the HDR architects and engineers.

Summary:
Parkland Health & Hospital System represents a historical landmark and a vital piece of the infrastructure to the North Texas community. The public entity faces a high level of scrutiny to deliver a project on time while remaining cost-conscious.

Working as a team, the public entity, architects, engineers and contractors are delivering a project that meets the efficiencies needed for long-term value to the DFW Metroplex.

Equipment

ABB

Variable Frequency Drives

Enviro-Tec

Coils

Fan coil units

Pottorff

Dampers & Louvers

Pottorff Dampers

Price

Grilles, Registers, Diffusers (GRDs)

Temtrol

Air Handling Units

FANWALL Air Handling Units

York

Chillers

Partners

Owner

Parkland Hospital

World-renowned Parkland Hospital is the county hospital for Dallas County, TX and the largest teaching hospital in the country. A Level 1 Trauma Center, Parkland is a medical and surgical referral center for Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. The hospital also averages 15-16,000 deliveries per year.

General Contractor

BARA Building Solutions

Specializing in commercial construction, building from the ground up or rehab. 

Architect

HDR Architecture

Providing industry-leading designs for highly integrated facilities where every aspect is carefully conceived to provide the desired experience within the built environment, perform reliably and efficiently support the anticipated outcomes. Their engineers are able to adapt rapidly to the unique challenges of a variety of market sectors and building types by leveraging past experience through the use of data and predictive analytics to provide resilient solutions and drive design decisions early in the project delivery process.

Mechanical Engineer

HDR Engineering

HDR provides a diverse range of MEP system designs as well as consulting services for all building types and business classes, including facility system investigation and recommendations, writing/editing specifications, energy studies, cost analyses and payback studies, peer reviews, commissioning support, and construction administration.

Mechanical Contractor

Community Health Partners

Mechanical contractors.

Manufacturer Partners

ABB / Enviro-Tec / Pottorff / Price / Temtrol / York