Consulting Engineering

Salem Hospital

Mass General BrighamSalem, Massachusetts

As part of a consolidation effort for two community hospitals, CMTA performed a $137 million expansion and renovation project for Salem Hospital, previously known as North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. The project consisted of 118,000 square feet of new construction and 123,000 square feet of renovation for the existing facility. This project provided the community with a 64,000 square foot emergency department, four floors for in-patient psychiatric beds, two levels for medical-surgical in-patient beds, and 48 private rooms.

CMTA also designed a new generator plant consisting of two 2-megawatt generators and an expanded 2,800-ton chiller plant to serve the new building, as well as the rest of the medical campus. Special energy conservation provisions, such as a new energy-efficient central plant, high-performance VAV systems, and DDC controls with unoccupied mode airflow setback and demand control ventilation were incorporated into this LEED Gold facility. The local utility provided an incentive of $1,100,000 for the energy-efficient design.

There’s no question that the attention to detail and the outstanding staff at CMTA greatly contributed to the success of this project. There were practically no MEP/FP related change orders on this project because the drawings were so accurate.

Shelly Bisegna, Senior Director of Project Management & Real Estate