WSP USA Delivers Three COVID-19 Treatment Centers for USACE

Engineers worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rapidly design and create overflow medical facilities created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The conversion of the Paramus gymnasium into a COVID-19 treatment facility was fully operational in two weeks, providing overflow capacity to the local community.
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WSP sketched designs of the Bergen facility’s sprinkler and plumbing systems to identify and correct spacing deficiencies and obstruction in the existing sprinkler system layout that could impede the fire protection system.
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At the Bergen New Bridge Hospital, a system was designed around two readily-available air handling units located outside the gym and ducted in to the space.
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The St. Croix facility's existing emergency generator was still in disrepair following damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Extensive on-site testing was conducted to determine the best path to bring the generator to working condition.
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Bringing the spaces to modern standards would have required a time-consuming tear down and redo, so the decision was made to refurbish and replace the existing equipment to get it ready for patients more quickly.