• Corporate Announcement

The Miami Beach Convention Center Alternate Care Facility opened as a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility on May 9, 2020. The facility was reconfigured by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to serve as a functioning hospital to support the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

M.C. Dean established the distribution and backup power systems needed to transform the convention center’s 500,000-square-foot exhibit hall into a functioning 450-bed hospital. The hospital conversion was completed in less than two weeks to meet the city’s accelerated schedule request. The Alternate Care Facility was successfully turned over to the city on April 21.

“Our 50-person team began mobilizing in less than 24 hours and worked for eight long, consecutive days to meet the city’s aggressive timeline,” said Matt Kilpatrick, Florida regional vice president for Electrical Systems.

The distribution systems supply power to 400 acute care beds and 50 negative-pressure isolation bay spaces. The entire unit is being run by 1,000+ medical Florida National Guard Reservists activated to support the facility.

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.