The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks embarked on an expansion project to add new outpatient services to its existing facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bernhard was engaged to provided engineering design and commissioning for the 140,000 square foot addition and renovation.
The expansion added diagnostic and ancillary services including orthopedics, gastroenterology, neurology, cardiology, physical therapy, and an expanded pharmacy. The project also includes numerous renovations to the existing building and laboratory. Bernhard’s design included an expanded chiller plant with added capacity for the new square footage and improved system design for energy efficiency. As a mission critical facility, 100% standby power was required, so a new generator plant was constructed to serve the building.