An area business has received some recognition for their work on the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Centralized Emergency Power Generator Facility in Iowa City. Price Electric earned first-place National Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Electrical: Commercial – $2 to $10 million category. Representatives from the company received the award March 1 during ABC’s 27th Annual Excellence in Construction awards celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Price Electric used an adaptive and collaborative approach when planning the simultaneous work that needed to be done in three non-adjacent locations in order to provide backup generator power to the children’s hospital. The large scale generation facility houses three 40,000lb generators, providing 6MW of emergency backup power to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. Although the facility is over a mile away, the generators distribute power throughout the hospital in 9.2 seconds.