To bring the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Iowa City up to current Veterans Affairs standards, site visits, field investigation, studies & user interviews to prepare drawings, specifications, and cost estimates were provided to facilitate a construction project to upgrade the facility’s electric distribution system and IT infrastructure to allow for the new Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM) system.
Telecommunications and security designs were provided and include the facility’s fiber optic backbone, redundant fiber pathways, entrance rooms, dual pathways of multimode fiber to each telecom room, cable pathways, 38 telecom rooms, and replacing all Cat cabling with Cat6A.
In addition, upgrades will be designed for the existing electrical systems, Building Management System interfaces, access control points, main server room systems, among several other key infrastructure systems. A new data center has also been designed to serve the VAMC Iowa City campus.
The project spans the main hospital and 10 outbuildings totaling an estimated 500,000 SF.
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