Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital

Subcontractor to Turner Construction
Fort Irwin, CA

This project called for the ground up construction of a hospital, including the installation of 3 diesel generators at the Central Utility Plant, as well as all electrical systems in the hospital and clinics, and seismic protection for electrical equipment.

The new building was built as a replacement for a 51-year-old medical facility that had become inefficient and outdated for modern standards. The four-story hospital is 60 percent larger than the previous facility, providing much-needed space to better meet the needs of soldiers and their families. It features two clinic wings with 55 exam rooms, 15 beds, an emergency department, a helipad and an ambulance shelter.

Scope also included commissioning, power monitoring system, interior distribution system, switchboards & switchgear, electric vehicle charging stations, coordinated power system protection, variable frequency drive systems under 600 volts, diesel-generator sets & paralleling switchgear, uninterruptible power supply (ups) system above 15 KVA capacity, automatic transfer switch & by-pass/isolation switch, and lightning protection system.

Stronghold Engineering, Inc. was Subcontractor to Turner Construction. Stronghold self-performed all electrical work including all the site utilities, & all the low-voltage electrical work – Safety & Security [intrusion detection], telecommunications, fire alarm, intra-building radio enhancement systems, interactive television [ITV], radio & public address systems, emergency call & nurse call systems, electronic security [ESS], interior fire alarm & mass notification systems. Stronghold also provided temporary power during outages & cutovers.