Total Asset Management Program Will Help Deliver State-of-the-Art,
Well-Maintained Healthcare Facility
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27 /CNW/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that
it is part of Integrated Team Solutions (ITS), a consortium responsible for
the Woodstock General Hospital project. ITS signed a $268.7 million (CAD)
contract to build, finance and maintain the hospital -- a new healthcare
facility with capacity for up to 178 beds that will replace the existing
hospital in Woodstock, Ontario.
Honeywell will deliver a Total Asset Management (TAM) program as part of
the contract, providing service, maintenance and security for the facility for
the next 30 years. The company will also help design and install the building
automation, security and life safety systems in the hospital.
The work will be performed under the government of Ontario's Alternative
Financing and Procurement (AFP) model. The Honeywell program and overarching
consortium will provide a state-of-the-art, well-maintained facility that is
built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(R) (LEED) certification
requirements, and leverages the latest building systems to meet regulatory and
security requirements critical to the healthcare industry. As a result,
hospital administrators will be able to focus on employing the best clinical
team to serve patients.
"Providing Woodstock General Hospital patients and staff with a safe,
secure and comfortable experience is our top priority," said Natasa Veljovic,
president and CEO of Woodstock General Hospital. "The partnership with
Honeywell allows us to focus on patient care and gives us peace-of-mind that
our facilities will be running well for the next 30 years."
ITS also includes financier LPF Infrastructure Fund and builder EllisDon.
Initially, Honeywell will work with EllisDon to install energy management and
control systems, surveillance, access control, fire alarm, and nurse call
equipment in the hospital.
Engineers will tie these systems together with Honeywell Enterprise
Buildings Integrator (EBI), a facility management platform that provides a
cohesive, detailed view of all building technology. EBI will control comfort,
air quality and energy use to help achieve the buildings' LEED certification.
And it will help administrators meet the complex regulatory requirements
designed to keep patients and staff healthy, safe and secure. For example, EBI
-- Validate critical temperatures in laboratory environments.
-- Monitor air quality levels to ensure safe surgical operating
-- Provide the tracking and reporting necessary to verify compliance.
Once construction is complete, Honeywell will be responsible for facility
management and physical security for the next three decades, lowering typical
hospital operating costs. This includes all mechanical and automation
equipment service, building envelope repairs, infrastructure upgrades and
replacement, security personnel staffing and management, and grounds work.
In addition, Honeywell will measure the baseline energy consumption of
the hospital for the first two years, and develop and implement strategies to
maintain or lower those levels for the rest of the contract. This ensures the
hospital will tightly manage utility costs and help minimize its ecological
Honeywell has committed to strict performance indicators outlined in the
agreement. For example, given the precision needed in a healthcare
environment, the company will maintain temperature controls within a half
degree of set points. It also will thoroughly inspect and recalibrate critical
building equipment on a monthly basis.
"Honeywell has worked in hospitals for decades, having completed building
automation and energy efficiency projects for more than 140 healthcare
facilities across Canada," said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building
Solutions. "We understand what it takes for hospitals like Woodstock to
function at the highest level of efficiency, safety and security. And we'll
deliver that expertise on a daily basis."
The hospital is expected to be built by summer 2011, and Honeywell will
assume maintenance and security responsibility at that time.
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