Banner University Medical Center Expansion Commercial & Industrial

Banner University Medical Center Expansion

Client Banner University Medical Center
Completion Date 2019
Location Arizona

Sturgeon Electric provided electrical construction services for the expansion and renovation of Banner University Medical Center, which encompassed 670,000 square feet of new construction and 75,000 square feet of renovations within the existing facility.

Nearly four years under construction, the $446 million tower features 228 private rooms, 20 new operating rooms, new diagnostic imaging, and cardiac catheterization labs, a new cafeteria, and views of Tucson and the Santa Catalina mountains.

Because the project was delivered under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract, Sturgeon Electric team members shared a “big room” with other stakeholders to help streamline communications and decision-making.

Project highlights:

  • Relocating the site and preparing the footprint of existing utilities, which included relocating MV feeders, communication duct banks, and FA fibers, and demolishing parking lot lighting.
  • Building a central utility plant backed up by three 2 MW, 13.8kV diesel-driven generators and paralleling switchgear.
  • Supplying the main tower with two-unit substations gear, located on the fourth floor, that totaled 7000 amps and were supplied from a 15kV 1200-amp metal-clad gear at ground level.

Sturgeon Electric crews performed all the gear installation, conduit, and feeder wire and the start-up and commissioning of these systems. The remainder of the work consisted of distributing that power through the nine floors for various pieces of mechanical and hospital equipment. This power served the emergency, life safety, critical, and normal operations of a hospital.

Sturgeon Electric also provided and installed LED lighting throughout, automatic and local digital lighting controls, fire alarm systems, convenience power, and provided all the conduit and backboxes for the various special systems infrastructure.