Lee Company knew going in that building a new chiller tower for HCA’s Parkridge Medical Center in Chattanooga would be incredibly difficult. Everything was out of the ordinary, from the hospital’s location to construction logistics. With no offices in Chattanooga, the project crew worked out of town, away from family and friends for almost a year. The project involved 3D modeling, 12-hour days, limited laydown space in the Life Flight helicopter area, turning the AC off in a working hospital (several times), minimizing patient impact, and keeping hospital leaders happy. The results? Lee Company’s team handled every Chattanooga chiller challenge.

Square Footage:

700 square foot building
Small chiller tower
Water lines run across the hospital

Duration: 9.5 months

Scope of Work:

  • 20” pipe for chilled water
  • 600’ of 8” welded pipe
  • Installed over 150’ of 12” welded pipe
  • Reworked existing 20” welded pipe
  • Installed new 12” tower bypass
  • Installed underground plumbing for new building pad, floor drains, and eye wash stations
  • Demoed old 1200-ton cooling tower
  • Installed new 1200-ton cooling tower
  • Installed owner furnished 600-ton chiller
  • Demoed old 600-ton chiller from inside hospital mechanical room
  • Re-worked existing cooling tower pump room
  • Installed one 1000-ton temp cooling tower
  • Installed one 800-ton temp cooling tower
  • Installed one 600-ton temp cooling tower
  • Re-worked existing 3” chilled water lines from air cooled chiller

Awards: ABC Award Winner