Walter Tower – Houston Methodist Hospital – Engineered Air Balance

Houston Methodist Paula and Joseph C. "Rusty" Walter III Tower”

EAB had the privilege of working on Houston Methodist Hospital’s new Paula and Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter III Tower, a 23-story, one million square foot facility that consisted of dedicated patient floors with 366 patient rooms, 18 operating rooms, 14 Cath labs, 3 intensive care units, and bone marrow transplant rooms. The building also contains two kitchens, a research lab space and diagnostic and treatment floors.

EAB acquired all of the equipment necessary to conduct preconstruction consultations which allowed them to pretest thermal performance and functionality of each type of control sequence in our test lab.

This pretesting allowed for the successful testing and balancing of the operating rooms, Cath labs, isolation rooms, patient rooms, as well as general hospital spaces.

In the midst of this project, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston! Despite the devastation caused by this natural disaster, our team worked alongside the owner’s team and design team to modify control sequences to achieve functionality based on installed equipment conditions.

The ability to work during a natural disaster grew our team personally and professionally. Due to our passionate integrity, we didn’t leave the project until we delivered an optimum operating facility.

“Early on in the project, Hurricane Harvey hit, which brought additional challenges and the need to realign and rework our original schedule. The strength of our team was apparent on this project. At EAB, the way we train our team allows us to interchange our teams fluidly, which in this case, allowed our team to get right to work, causing the project to run smoothly and efficiently.”

– Josh Knight, Team Lead