MUSC | Consolidated Sterile Processing and Distribution Facility

July 30, 2018
Thorne Research
July 10, 2018

Medical University of South Carolina | Consolidated Sterile Processing and Distribution Facility

Owner - Medical University of South Carolina

Location - Charleston, South Carolina

Architect - Mcmillan, Pazden, Smith Architecture

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

Evans General Contractors was chosen by MUSC & Sensusone to provide design-build services for a 106,000 square foot state-of-the-art sterilization and distribution facility to service all MUSC facilities across South Carolina. This includes the coordination of design & installation with Belimed who is the equipment supplier for the project. The project includes 25,000 square feet of processing area for decontamination, washing, packaging, and sterilization of hospital equipment and tools. Critical utilities include generation, storage & distribution of compressed air and purified water to support the processing areas. Building support systems include air-cooled chiller, boilers, and air handling units. A building automation system is included to control and monitor pressure differential in critical areas and control environmental conditions throughout the facility. The project includes emergency power generation and distribution with automatic transfer switches. The project include fit out of 6,000 square feet of office and administrative space to support the facility.