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Healthcare Construction + Operations

Hospital expansion goes with copper piping

Copper tubing is being installed for water service, HVAC and medical gas distribution at Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital

When builders were installing the plumbing and mechanical system in the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital's $215 million expansion, the semi-circular shape created challenges for the contractor, according to an article on the Healthcare Construction + Operations.

The building required a large-diameter piping system that was lightweight, malleable and easy to work with. Black steel pipe was proving to be difficult so the builders switched to copper.

Various-sized copper tubing is being installed for domestic hot- and cold-water service, HVAC systems and medical gas distribution, the article said.

The hospital expansion will consist of a 144-bed unit with underground parking. The building’s first floor will contain a new emergency department, atrium, retail and dining facility.

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September 10, 2014

Topic Area: Renovations

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