Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital

Client: Rodgers Builders

Location: Charlotte, NC

Completion Date: 2013

Services Provided:

Relocation of existing penthouse mechanical and elevator systems to new roof level, addition of 32 patient rooms on new 5th floor and multiple nurse service areas.   A new 1,000 KW generator, modification/expansion of existing paralleling gear and multiple existing switchgear modifications were also included.

Novant Health’s second largest facility with 622 beds provides emergency services (including pediatric emergency care), maternity care, neonatal intensive care for infants, as well as other specialized care to patients with cancer and heart disease. Centers of excellence include the Heart & Vascular Institute affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic, Cancer Center, Women’s Center, Stroke & Neurosciences Center, Rehabilitation Center and Behavioral HealthUtilize a multiphase construction schedule spanning over 14 months. Weekly meetings with hospital staff, maintenance, and administration to clearly communicate upcoming events, plans, rick of exposure, and contingency plans. Coordinate every shutdown down to the minute to keep exposure during both utility and emergency power systems outages to an absolute minimum.


This consists of four main projects: The Central Energy Plant (CEP) Expansion & Renovation (39,531sq’), G-wing Addition & Renovation (41,214sq’), E-wing Renovation (36,347sq’) and the ICU Renovation (27,682sq’). In the CEP project, three 2MW generators were added to provide emergency power to the hospital’s equipment branch including new chillers utilizing automatic transfer switches and a 10,000 Amp rated paralleling gear. The G-wing project consisted of a new 3-story addition to the hospital with renovation to adjoining areas. It has Pediatric Emergency facility on the first floor, an Operating Suite on the 2nd floor with seven operating rooms and a Pharmacy with a compounding lab on the third floor. The E-wing project consisted of a complete gut and renovation with a finished operating suite with seven operating rooms, a cysto room, pre/post operating rooms and PACU. The ICU project is also a complete gut and renovation with a finished nineteen ICU rooms and two bariatric ICU rooms.  In typical ground up construction the basic goal is to complete a project within budget and within schedule. This project required us to both of those things while keeping patients alive in a working hospital without interruption.