The new $160 million 144-bed psychiatric facility at the Hawaii State Hospital is now set to begin housing its first patients. The new building at the Kaneohe campus provides state-of-the-art security, with rooms and common areas equipped with hundreds of digital cameras, clear lines of sight, design features for patient safety, elevators with separate compartments for staff and patients and rooms designed for special needs patients.
Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates (RNSHA) provided electrical engineering design services for the new patient facility (NPF). The design included general purpose power, EV chargers, metering distribution switchboard, and electrical connections; telecommunications; lighting; exterior lighting; standby generator system as backup to the existing primary power; lightning protection system; fire alarm system; uninterruptible power supply system for IT equipment and life safety systems including egress lighting and security control systems. Services also included specifications and construction cost estimates, and coordination with Hawaiian Electric Company.
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