Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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mcdmag.com September/October 2014 | Medical Construction & Design 57 the Mansion & Gardens to serve children with orthopedic and physical rehabilitative needs. Since then the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has grown to be one of the nation's most highly regarded full-service children's hospitals. Over the years, the coexistence of these two renowned institutions — the Mansion & Gardens and the duPont Hospital for Children — resulted in opportunities for synergy, especially in the area of sustainable systems and infrastructure. One par- ticular opportunity existed in the area of water reclamation and irrigation. The Mansion & Gardens require as much as 40,000 gallons a day in its most demanding month, July, to support the garden irrigation and aesthetic needs of the various pools and fountains. This adds up to millions of gallons a year being purchased directly from the city of Wilmington. And yet, at the same time this water is being purchased for irrigation, rainwater runoff from the hospital grounds fl ows as runoff into the Brandy- wine Creek. During a massive restoration of the Mansion & Gardens with phase one completed in 2008, Executive Director Grace Gary, with design input from Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects, Inc., developed a strategy for capturing, storing and reusing water runoff from the hospital grounds. However, it was not until the hospital embarked on a $256-million expansion project in 2011 that the infrastructure necessary to execute this water reclamation strategy could become a reality. Built for families, by families This 450,000-square-foot expansion was built for families, by fami- lies and features large, single-patient rooms, a new and expanded UÊNumerous arrangements and attachment assembliesÊ`iÃ}i`ÊvÀÊÕÃiÊÜÌÊÃÌiiÊÊ vÀ>i]ÊÃÌiiÊÃÌ]Ê«>ÊÃÌÊ>`ÊVVÀiÌiÊÊ LÕ`}ÊÃÌÀÕVÌÕÀiÃ°Ê UÊ >ÊLiÊVw}ÕÀi`Êfor use with most manufacturers'ÊLÊ>`Ê}ÌÊiµÕ«iÌ° UÊMultiple mounting solutionsÊ`iÃ}i`ÊÊ iÝVÕÃÛiÞÊvÀÊiÝ>Ê}Ì}]ÊÃÕÀ}V>ÊÊ }Ì}]ÊLÊ>`ÊÌ>`iÊVw}ÕÀ>Ìð UÊ ««i`ÊViVÌÃÊ>`ÊLÌi`ÊV«iÌÃÊ reduce downtime and eliminate field weldingÊ >`ÊÃÌiÊv>LÀV>Ì° Ê>`Ê}ÌÊÕÌ}Ê-ÕÌà 6ÃÌÊÕÃÊ>ÌÊÊ ÜÜÜ°i>ÌV>ÀiÌiV°V /ÊÀiiÊnÇÇ°nÇn°ÎxÎ{ Ã>iÃJi>ÌV>ÀiÌiV°V The Leader in Structural Pre-manufactured Mounting Solutions for Over 10 Years! *,"19ÊÊ Ê/Ê1°-° The $256-million expansion project at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was built for families, by families.

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