Parkland Hospital—Central Utility Plant

As part of Parkland Health & Hospital System’s $1.2B new campus, the Central Utility Plant (CUP) comprises 81,146 square feet of cooling towers, a generator building, domestic water storage tank, chillers, boilers and a heat pump chiller. Peter Stricker, the Project Architect with KAI Texas, cited that, “it is the first building visitors see when they arrive at the hospital via Dallas’ DART Light Rail Station and the hospital wanted to ensure it was a signature building.”

After the concrete slabs on both levels of the building had cured, the post shoring was removed and revealed rust stains on the concrete beneath more than 300 metal base plates. Cleaning and grinding efforts were not acceptable, so Mobile Enterprises worked with JE Dunn Construction and Dur-A-Flex to prescribe an application of Dur-A-Gard epoxy-based seamless flooring system with a topcoat of Armor Top that provided a clean, attractive finish that is UV-stable and slip, chemical and abrasion resistant. Everyone involved in the project were pleased with the results.

Project: Parkland Hospital-Central Utility Plant, Dallas, Texas

Owner: Parkland Health & Hospital

GC: JE Dunn Construction

System: Dur-A-Gard with Armor Top

Area: 66,815 SF

Completed: March 2013