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Behind the Walls: Inova Fairfax Professional Services Building

If you were to take a peek behind the walls at any hospital you would see a network of pipes and lines that perform a multitude of duties: Some piping brings in clean water for drinking and personal hygiene. Another maze of piping and ductwork regulates building temperature, keeping staff and patients comfortable. Other lines supply medical gases for surgeries. BION is proud of the  “behind the walls” work we do at hospitals throughout the Washington, DC

BION Honored to Support Inova Loudoun Hospital Expansion Plan

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

Great Teams: Collaboration Keeps Operating Suite Open During Major Construction

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

Local Community Hospital Receives Upgrades

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

Reston Hospital Center Observation & Lab Renovations

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

Fair Oaks Hospital Histology Lab/Morgue Renovation

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

Heart & Vascular Institute Hybrid CVOR Project Update

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.

BION Oversees Use of 550-Ton Crane at Fairfax Hospital

BION successfully coordinated the placement of an air handling unit at Fairfax Hospital, utilizing a 550-ton crane. It required 17 trucks to transport the crane to the job site. A crane of such magnitude was required due to the extensive distance that needed to be covered to safely place the air handling unit. A project of this scale called for precise communication between a number of organizations and agencies: BION coordinated with Gulf Coast Crane Services, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT),