DMC Generator Replacement

This Construction Management project involved the replacement and upgrade of the emergency power system for Detroit Receiving Hospital. The scope of work for the project included, three new diesel fuel powered, 1,000 kW emergency generators, a new 25,000 gallon above ground fuel tank, and new paralleling switchgear, including automatic transfer switches.  CM services included on site and off site team conferences, engineer’s inspections, field measurements, layout of the work, preparation and review of shop drawings and the coordination of city and state approvals. All work was performed pursuant to the preliminary construction documents provided by Integrated Design Solutions (IDS).  The project was located on Level 1 of Detroit Receiving Hospital near the receiving dock. Prior to the award of CM services, DMC pre-purchased the three generators and paralleling switchgear to accommodate long procurement durations.

Project challenges included the management of multiple, often simultaneous phases of work involving select demolition and renovations within temporary and final use areas. Roncelli managed the project’s final MEP design through collaborations between Roncelli’s design-assist trade contractors, IDS and DMC’s project staff. The relocation of large water lines, HVAC main duct runs, fire protection piping and electrical wiring required extensive pre-planning of the above ceiling work. Most of this work was performed during non-operational hours in micro segments in order to eliminate risks to patient care and hospital operations

Project Location:

Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, MI


(3) Diesel Generators - 1,000 kW each


Emergency Power System


Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI


Integrated Design Solutions, Troy, MI