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Electrical Power Process in Saudi Arabia

2m 55s

Jorge Barrero of HKS takes us through the schematic design phase of Prince Sattam University teaching hospital in Al-Karj, Saudi Arabia.  He will explain how the economical and cultural conditions in Saudi Arabia influenced the building’s design. Additionally he will talk about the building program, budget, and materials used.  

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So if you take what the utility company gives you, you have to provide space for it, and putting it in the building, in this case, was just going to take a very large amount of space because there was just too many transformers that would have to live inside the building. So, the project was significant in size enough to provide a separate central energy plant, and that's where we decided to put in the mechanical systems for cooling as well as all the electrical transformers needed to run the project. And having done other projects in the Middle East, that was sort of the norm.

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HKS Chicago - Prince Sattam University Hospital

Duration: 27m