Texas Health – Huguley Memorial Medical Center Emergency Department

Fort Worth, Texas


  • Healthcare


  • mechanical / plumbing engineering
  • electrical engineering


  • 5,200 SF

Baird, Hampton & Brown provided MEP engineering services to remodel the existing Operating Room Suite on the main floor of Texas Health Huguley Hospital. The remodel included a new Hybrid Cath Lab/Operating Room with associated control room and equipment storage, an updated staff breakroom, expansion of two locker rooms, and addition of new crib storage.

Prior to installation, BHB assisted the hospital in reviewing space and equipment requirements and designed utility extensions and rough-in for all testing, diagnostic, and computer equipment within the lab. 

The mechanical design removed existing downstream systems in favor of modern, energy-efficient equipment that would provide comfort control within each space. The Hybrid Cath Lab mechanical systems included variable air volume boxes, steam humidification for proper Operating Room conditions, HEPA filtration of all supplies, control of smoke evacuation within the suite, and tight pressure control. The Cath Lab equipment room was also designed with its own dedicated chilled water air handling unit.

The electrical design included a new 225-amp, 480-volt, critical branch panel with power distribution equipment to serve the new heart catheterization suite. As an energy-saving measure, lighting in non-critical areas were designed with occupancy sensors to shut off lights when spaces are unoccupied. All power, communication, and nurse call systems meet the hospital’s requirements and state regulations.

The project was designed to be in compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code, the International Mechanical Code, the National Electrical Code, and the requirements of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

Key People

  • Richard J. Watters, PE

  • Mark Arnold, LEED AP

  • Ali Buron, PE