Facility As-Builts, Legionella Suppression Design, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

July 24th, 2017
legionella prevention planning

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) issued Directive 1061 on August 13, 2014. This Directive addresses the prevention of healthcare associated Legionella Disease and Scald Injury from potable water distribution systems in VHA-owned buildings in which patients, residents, or visitors stay overnight.

In order to comply with the Legionella Directive, Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital is implementing water treatment and controls upgrades to the existing water distribution system.  Research of existing records identified incomplete As-Builts, insufficient for establishing a basis for the intended design. Supported by extensive site investigations, AE Works completed a set of As-Builts for three buildings and site (utilities) in order to have the most updated data including campus water service and hot water distribution system to proceed with needed upgrades.