Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia, adding an average of 950 residents per month according to 2016 U.S. Census data. To meet the needs of a growing population, in 2015 Inova Loudoun Hospital launched a five-year expansion plan, with an expected completion date of 2020. BION is honored to be a part of this initiative. Our involvement includes providing mechanical (plumbing and medical gas) systems for the new 14-bed Observation Unit, Surgical Center expansion (adding three operating rooms
Mechanical Contracting Firm Encourages Donations to Streetlight Ministries Since the 2008 opening of its first humble “office” in the kitchen of co-founder and CEO Josie Geiger, CHC, BION, inc. has quickly become a respected name in the Northern Virginia healthcare construction industry. Now, with nearly 100 employees and its own facility expansion underway, the firm has participated in multi-million hospital projects, winning industry awards for excellence in its work with HVAC, plumbing and medical gas systems. Celebration plans for
High Level of Collaboration Allows Operating Suite to Remain Open During Renovations Any time a project requires various subcontractors to work together, challenges are expected. There can be miscommunications, unrealistic expectations, culture clashes and difficulties coordinating schedules. That is why the Inova Fairfax Hospital Immediate Needs Project, a complicated infrastructure upgrade with major updates to the mechanical, plumbing, medical gas and electrical systems, stands out. Led by L2 Construction Management Corporation, the project called for the highest levels of collaboration to
The Inova Fairfax Hospital Immediate Needs Project was a complicated infrastructure upgrade that included major updates to the mechanical, plumbing, medical gas and electrical systems. This project required extreme coordination and planning to prevent any interruption to the operating rooms suite, which remained in service during the entire project. Over the course of thirteen (13) months the upgrades included: • Replacement of three (3) medical vacuum pump systems • Replacement of the domestic water heating system serving SPD • Replacement of the heating water
BION completed a large addition at a local facility. The three story, 90,000 sf addition to an existing hospital presented several challenges, all of which were overcome with great determination and dedication by BION’s experienced staff. The addition consisted of ten (10) new Operating Rooms, a new Sterile Processing Department, new Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Recovery Area. All of the medical gas, plumbing and HVAC for the new addition were served by mains in the existing hospital requiring careful
BION had the pleasure of working with HCA’s Reston Hospital during the Observation and Lab Renovation that included creating a thirteen bed (13) Observation space and an intricate Laboratory. The Lab included several island fixtures, acid waste piping utilizing a fusion seal system and required close coordination for rough-in of owner provided lab equipment. The majority of the piping was run through existing, occupied spaces requiring day, night and weekend crews. In addition to BION providing the HVAC, Plumbing and Medical Gas
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Fairfax Hospital awarded Shapiro & Duncan and BION the mechanical construction work for its South Patient Tower. The project consisted of adding a new 11-story patient tower adjacent to the existing patient tower. In addition to patient rooms, the new structure features an ultrasound suite, cafe and the addition of a cooling tower at the power plant.
The project included phased renovation of interior space for a histology lab, offices, IT space and reconfiguration of the existing morgue. It also provided space for a temporary grossing area while the project was under construction. All work outside the renovation space, including the new chilled water piping for a new, custom air handling unit serving the lab/morgue space, was being performed off-hours. BION utilized copper pipe and the Viega pipe fitting system in order to eliminate the need for brazing
BION has completed construction of the Heart & Vascular Institute Hybrid CVOR project. This project consisted of creating a hybrid operating room that results in a CVOR surgical suite and a cardiac catheterization lab in the same space. This combined suite affords tremendous benefits to both hospital staff and patients.