Shawnee Mission Medical Center Birth Center

  • Date: July 2013
  • Location: 9100 W. 74th St., Shawnee Mission KS
  • Category: Electrical, mechanical and fire suppression
  • Project Owner: Shawnee Mission Medical Center

This four-story expansion wing included 26 labor/delivery rooms, nursing stations, a recovery/post-partum floor, 26 neonatal intensive care unit rooms, covered parking, admitting and connections to the existing Birth Center and main hospital.

Capital Electric Construction's work included relocating the existing 15-kV main service to the hospital and installing a new 200a 15-kV service with 2500 kVA substation transformer. Capital Electric added a new 1500-kW generator to the existing paralleling gear and installed four automatic transfer switches as part of the emergency system. Building information modeling and GPS equipment guided the placement of prefabricated branch conduit racks. Work also included installing a digital addressable lighting system that can program settings, dimming and daylight harvesting. Subcontracts included voice/data, fire alarm, security, nurse call and card access.