Denton A. Cooley Building, Texas Heart Institute, HOUSTON, TX
The objective for this project was to install a comprehensive new HVAC system at the Denton A. Cooley Building, an eleven-story, 327,000 s.f. structure, at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute.
Gowan was able to substantially reduce the scheduled completion time and improve budget control measures by delivering the project using its team-build approach.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Gowan installed over 1,500 tons of redundant HVAC sub-systems, air handlers, and absolute filtering systems to the University’s primary utility systems which furnish chilled water and steam. In total, over the life of the project, Gowan provided the client over 200,000 man-hours in mechanical systems upgrades.
- Fabricated and installed all sheet metal (45,000#)
- Installed 4.5 miles of HVAC piping–BIM coordinated
- Installed all HVAC equipment
- Hired subcontractors for piping and duct and BAS system
The building is designed for four primary purposes—patient care, basic research, education, and clinical treatment. There are twelve operating rooms devoted exclusively to heart procedures and three floors of specialized patient care rooms. The building also houses a 500-seat auditorium, a visitor’s center, public service areas, and classrooms. The building’s unique heart-shaped design created unusually shaped spaces that challenged Gowan’s ability to install the mechanical systems that the architect specified. In working with the vendors and the architect, the Gowan team collectively formulated appropriate solutions that allowed for an on-time, on-budget completion. The building has since won many awards for its design, concept, and layout.