University Health System - University Hospital

San Antonio, Texas

The University Hospital Expansion project is a 1,000,000-square-foot, 390-million-dollar, new eleven-story tower with an upgraded Central Utility Plant. The University Hospital is the lead Level 1 Trauma Center for San Antonio and the surrounding communities and will provide the latest in emergency medical, surgical and critical care.

The hospital is rated LEED Gold for environmental design and energy efficiency. The UHS addition features 35 operating rooms and 420 patient rooms.

The new Central Utility Plant provides an upgrade to the existing central plant and houses five chillers, five cooling towers, four natural gas/fuel oil steam boilers, heat exchangers and additional pumping stations.

DSI RolesMechanical Contractor, Plumbing Contractor, Medical Gas Contractor, Design Assist
Self-Performed WorkHVAC Piping, HVAC Sheet Metal, Plumbing, Medical Gas Piping
Project Size1,000,000 sq. ft, 420 patient rooms, 700,000 projected manhours
Total Volume$390 million