Tacoma General Hospital Central Utility Plant

This new 20,000 sq. ft. central utility plant houses three steam boilers (two 1200 hp and one 600 HP), three emergency power generators (1,500 kilowatt each), 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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