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Duke Hospital Facility Upgrades

Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) is a world-class academic and health care system. The 2014-2015 U.S. News & World report ranked DUMC among its honor roll of top hospitals in the nation. Duke University hospital provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care service, with a regional emergency/trauma center, a major surgery suite containing 35 operating rooms, and an endosurgery center.

In keeping with their mission of being a world-class academic and health care system, many of Duke Hospital’s original facilities required renovations in order to replace aging equipment, improve system efficiency and deficiencies, and provide their patients, clinical staff and researchers with the most up to date facilities to accomplish their mission. RMF has worked on a number of the recent renovation projects at DUMC including: Endo/Bronch backfill complete interior renovation (12,000SF); CCU patient room renovations (10,000SF); Operating Rooms and Patient Tower Renovations (27,000SF); Bed Tower Unit renovation including the conversion of an existing 3200 CTICU patient unit into a Cardiac Step Down Unit (14,000 SF); the replacement of electrical distribution equipment serving all four major electrical systems in the hospital (normal, equipment, critical, and life-safety); and replacement AHU’s and the associated HVAC distribution.

Engineering Highlights

  • Replacement of the main electrical 15 kV service with gear and controls
  • Upgraded the electrical substations, switchgear, switchboards, and panel boards
  • A new air handling unit and the associated ductwork system was provided to serve the renovated and expanded six operating rooms
  • Air handling units were built on site
  • Upgraded the fire alarm and fire protection systems
  • Coordinated phasing plan to maintain operations in 30 other operating rooms during construction
  • RMF garnered input from the operating doctors in order to coordinate shut downs and phasing

Services Provided


12 Locations
9 States
250+ Employees

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  • Albany, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD (headquarters)
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Sarasota, FL
  • State College, PA
  • York, PA
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