Veterans Affairs Medical Center
New Medical Facility
Owner:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location:Las Vegas, NV
Scope:Ductwork, Custom Air Handling Units, Exhaust Fans and Terminal Fans
The new six-story Las Vegas Veterans Affairs Medical Center represents the largest construction contract ever awarded by the VA. The hospital provides complete medical services, including ambulatory care, radiology, laboratories, a pharmacy, diagnostic and treatment clinics, and educational facilities.
Superior Air Handling fabricated and installed 1.9 million pounds of ductwork for Phase IV of the $364.9 million hospital project. Partially staffed on-site, Superior’s BIM team met weekly to coordinate with other trades for interference, using the project model as a reference. The success of these meetings allowed Superior to prefabricate and store most of the ductwork, keeping this enormously challenging project on schedule. Staging the equipment and ductwork ahead of time allowed Superior to install the rooftop and mechanical areas at an unprecedented rate of 44 pounds per hour.