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Project Profile: Research Medical Center/Central Plant

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Technology and Fabrication Team up to Drive Efficiency

PIPERetrofit projects like the Research Medical Center/Brookside Central Plant in Kansas City can be a challenge, but thanks to P1 Group’s Virtual Design Construction (VDC) and Fabrication capabilities, P1 has demonstrated efficiency and agility in moving this project toward completion. “This design build project entails transforming existing space at the RMC campus into a newly functioning central plant that will provide chilled water and steam for approximately 196,000 square feet of medical office space and 40,000 square feet of hospital space,” Project Manager Bo Wempe said. The pipe fabrication portion of the project began with the VDC department’s 3D laser scanner which scans the space to capture extremely accurate jobsite data. The VDC department uses the scanned data to develop a virtual piping model and create shop drawings for fabrication.

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Intern to Associate: Brady K. Turns Valuable Experience into a Career

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L to R: Brady K. in the field during his P1 Group Internship, with Plumbing Foremen Rob D. and Daniel C.

When P1 Group recruits interns, the company strives to find talent that will go on to do great things in a P1 career.

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More efficient by going paperless

P1 Group is more efficient by going paperless

To reduce inefficiencies and utilize new technologies, P1 is replacing stacks of paper drawings at many project sites with electronic plan documents that can be viewed on tablets in the field.

P1 has also integrated our SharePoint project management system with Bluebeam, a PDF solution that is used by construction, architecture and engineering firms to mark up and edit electronic documents. This allows P1 to provide up-to-date project information to the project foremen, at their fingertips.

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P1 Group’s medical gas solution for expanding hospital

Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) building at Olathe Medical Center

P1 Group Inc. is completing the mechanical, plumbing and sheet metal work for the new Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) building at Olathe Medical Center.

The  “Umbilical Phase” of the project – when the new building’s medical gas system was connected to the old building – presented a challenge. P1 earned high praise for the team’s efforts to connect the system during night shifts to maintain operational status during business hours. This made the outage much shorter – lasting a few hours instead of days.

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Chilled water optimization project leads to big energy savings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A chilled water system at The Saint Luke’s Hospital Energy Center went into operation in 2007 but was not meeting performance standards.

Last year, Saint Luke’s and P1 Group did an extensive review of the system’s design, then completed an energy audit and worked together on an engineered solution. As a team, P1 Group’s Performance Solutions staff and Saint Luke’s building operators have reduced the Energy Center’s utility spend by more than 29 percent.

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KC hospitals reap rewards with reduced energy consumption

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - P1 Group’s Frank Tanner gave a talk “Reducing Energy Usage and Cost in Hospitals” at the February meeting of the Kansas City Association of Healthcare Engineers (KCAHE).

Joining him in the presentation were KCP&L and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) staff members, who encouraged hospital staff to consider all of the rebate programs that are available to them. Both utilities offer rebate programs to businesses.

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