• Corporate Announcement

The University of Virginia Hospital Expansion program celebrated a significant milestone with the opening of the new emergency department on October 15.

As one of the chief trauma centers for central Virginia, the UVA emergency room is often pushed beyond its capacity, serving 64,780 patients in 2018 alone. The new 45,000-square-foot trauma center is three times the size of the original emergency room, and includes more than 80 examination/ prep-post rooms. The emergency center is comprised of separate behavioral health, pediatric, and adult care departments, all powered by two M.C. Dean-provided substations.

M.C. Dean’s scope on this signature project included power, lighting, fire alarm, and low voltage pathways. We designed and built 14 modular electrical rooms in seven modules, each containing two separate normal and emergency components. All were manufactured in M.C. Dean’s ModularMEP™ Manufacturing facility.

To celebrate the unique approaches used in this building, UVA will co-present on engaging trades early for modular MEP systems at the Design Build Institute of America Conference on November 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Presenting alongside UVA at this event will be James Pattee, vice president of Engineering & Construction group and Christopher Edge, UVA project lead for M.C. Dean.

About M.C. Dean

M.C. Dean is Building Intelligence®. We design, build, operate, and maintain cyber-physical solutions for the nation’s most recognizable mission critical facilities, secure environments, complex infrastructure, and global enterprises. The company’s capabilities include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, life safety, automation and controls, audio visual, and IT systems. M.C. Dean is headquartered in Tysons, Virginia, and employs more than 5,800 professionals who engineer and deploy automated, secure, and resilient power and technology systems; and deliver the management platforms essential for long-term system sustainability.