Tacoma General Hospital Central Utility Plant

This new 20,000-square-foot central utility plant houses three steam boilers (two 1,200 HP and one 600 HP), three emergency power generators (1,500 kilowatt each), and electrical switch gear for back-up of both emergency and normal power distribution.


An 80,000-gallon back-up underground fuel oil tank is located on site. The building also contains a control room, offices, lockers, maintenance shop, and medical gas tank farm. The steel-columned structure with massive concrete shear walls is engineered to withstand a severe earthquake and remain operational.

Awards: Northwest Construction Best of the Best 2009 Regional Award – Best Industrial Project; McGraw-Hill Construction’s National Best of the Best 2009 Award – Best Industrial Project; 2010 ACEC National Track Silver Award in Energy Category

Project Team

Martin O’Leary

Dave Wick

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Medical / Bio Tech