• Corporate Announcement

In response to increased medical demand caused by the coronavirus, the University of Virginia (UVA) Hospital Expansion project recently reached an impressive milestone. Several weeks ahead of schedule, M.C. Dean’s team in Charlottesville, Virginia, designed and delivered 12 specialized patient rooms to care for COVID-19 patients.

In just 16 days, M.C. Dean teams integrated the power, fire alarm, and mechanical systems to get these rooms ready for action. Used to house and treat infectious patients, negative pressure rooms are designed to divert airflow and dangerous contagions to limit the spread of a virus.

“Our teams, whether remotely or on-site in Charlottesville, had to move quickly to ensure we could deliver these rooms for UVA,” said Mike Keatley, senior vice president of Electrical Systems. “Our design and construction teams collaborated, modifying designs with the owner in real time to expedite the process while limiting the disruption to normal operations.”

In addition to keeping our teams safe and healthy, M.C. Dean had to perform work while maintaining facility operations and reducing impacts to the occupied hospital’s escalated emergency response effort.

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.