Free Standing Emergency Departments (FSED) provide comparable care to hospital emergency rooms but at more convenient locations with faster service. Five Star ER operates multiple FSEDs in the Austin area.
Cleary Zimmermann Engineers provided full MEP services for the facility. It has five exam rooms and two treatment rooms with stringent air change rates. The FSED also has an x-ray room, CT scan room, and a small lab. Our team designated many outlets to take advantage of the large amount of power we designed for the building. We also installed an emergency generator in case the standard power fails. We ran medical gases to and included scrub sinks in many of the rooms. We worked carefully to fit in the duct work amongst the layout and architectural features.
David Post, Cleary Zimmermann Director of IT/Security, designed all of the structured cabling and security systems of this clinic. The structured cabling supports the data network and voice systems, while security systems include locks, card access, and surveillance. In this role, Post has coordinated heavily across disciplines and with client representatives to gain a full understanding of the project goals and system placement within the buildings, helping to ensure the most functional, maintainable systems are in place. This project required unique consideration for running and concealing cabling in the open ceiling and clerestory design.
Cleary Zimmermann also completed MEP and IT/Security design for Five Star ER locations in South Austin and Pflugerville.
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