A team of hearts making progress

Heart Hospital By the Numbers

Posted by AT THE HEART OF IT ALL… JUNE 30, 2016

When you begin to build something – like a deck in your backyard – you need to know how many feet of lumber, pounds of concrete, and boxes of screws you need. When you built a Heart Hospital – like the one at Beloit Hospital – you need to know how many feet of pipe, sheet metal, and drywall you need.

Thank goodness, the experts building the Heart Hospital have it down to a science. Out of curiosity, we asked some of these experts to give us an idea of what goes into building a project of this kind.

bhs06-2016For the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system within the Heart Hospital, NAMI Comfort System tells us the project will require a total of 48,500 pounds of sheet metal ductwork and over 8,000 feet of hydronic piping.

Plumbing is another area that requires attention. Monona Plumbing and Fire Protection, Inc. reports they will remove about 19,000 feet of pipe during the renovation. They will replace that with roughly 2,900 fee of medical gas pipe, 7,400 feet of sanitary pipe and more than 6,700 feet of water pipe. That is enough pipe to run from one end of a football field to the other more than 47 times.