GE HEALTHCARE DIGITAL X-RAY FACILITY
The Turner Group provided architectural and structural engineering designs, as well as construction administration services for GE Healthcare Division's new $165 million, 225,000 SF facility for the manufacturing of components for their digital X-Ray and MRI equipment. Completed in 2009, this specialty office and Class 100 Cleanroom Building is one of the first of its type in the U.S. to be approved by the USGBC as a LEED® Gold project. The building also includes 40,000 SF of Class A office space, a showroom for product display, a café / kitchen, health clinic, fitness center, laboratories, high-security lobby / control station and more.
Design features such as sunscreens, photovoltaic solar arrays, variable frequency drives, highly reflective roofing, occupancy and daylight sensing lighting controls, combined with a linear roof monitor / atrium for daylighting to reach the office areas. These features combined to save energy as well as provide an enhanced work environment for all building occupants.
Our conceptual designs were augmented by an all day charrette attended by Bill McDonough a member of GEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s EcomaginationÃ‚Â® Advisory Council, one of the founding participants of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as well as the recipient of many environmental stewardship awards including the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Presidential Award for Sustainable DevelopmentÃ¢â‚¬Â, the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s highest environmental honor.
The building showcases 140,000 SF of high hazard (H5) category cleanrooms and mechanical fan deck areas, 50,000 SF of perforated / conductive raised access floors, clean agent fire suppression systems, multiple 500 LF of 8' and 15' deep piping distribution tunnels, toxic gas and flammable liquid storage bunkers (H2), damage limiting construction with blast walls and roof panels, a 36,000 gallon deionized water system, and many more specialty features supporting the building, equipment, and tools.