Kevin J. O’Mara

Senior Mechanical Designer and Project Manager
Mr. O’Mara serves as Senior Mechanical Designer and Project Manager for the firm. He is also the Mechanical Department Manager and has extensive health care design experience. Mr. O’Mara is one of our founding principals and has over twenty two years of experience in mechanical design and project management.
Education: Associate Degree in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Columbus State Community College
Professional Affiliations: U. S. Green Building Council – USGBC
American Council of Engineering Companies – ACEC
Abbreviations: PIC – Principal in Charge; PM – Project Manager; ME – Mechanical Designer; QC – Quality Control; EE – Electrical Engineer; CE – Commissioning Engineer


Nationwide Children’s Hospital – J4 NICU Expansion (Backfill)

PM – This Project renovated the vacated PICU/CTICU area to create an expanded NICU. The original J4 NICU included 55 acute care patient beds and 2 transition rooms and another 28 beds for convalescent care in C-Bldg. Finally, 16 beds in the A2, non-acute care NICU were relocated to J4. The renovation for J4 provided a total of 89 beds with approximately 50% in private rooms. $3,500,000. 2013.

Ohio Health – Riverside Methodist Hospital Operating Room Renovations

QC – Phased renovation of thirty existing operating rooms including replacement of the existing air control boxes, relocation or replacement of laminar flow supply diffusers, sheetmetal reconfiguration, rework of medical gas piping, new lighting and power. The suites use technologies that integrate devices and environmental components, including overhead mounting systems, lighting, the operating room table, endoscopic equipment, cameras, image capture systems and information networks. 2007-2012. $5,000,000.

Ohio Health – Riverside Methodist Hospital – Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

QC – Renovation of 14,000 sf on the 6th floor of the Riverside Methodist Hospital’s McConnell Heart Hospital to accommodate the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. The work included renovation of an existing office suite to accommodate the multi-disciplinary/time-share needs of the Cardiovascular program. The project also includes the relocation of a nuclear camera from the 2nd floor. $ 1,145,000. 2012.

Ohio Health – Riverside Methodist Hospital – Cath Lab Modernization

QC – Renovation of two (2) 850 sf cath labs on the 2nd floor of the Riverside Methodist Hospital’s McConnell Heart Hospital. The project will include work in cath labs 4 and 8. The project will remove existing Philips floor mounted equipment and replace it with new ceiling mounted Philips equipment. Upgrades to the room finishes to OhioHealth’s finish and furniture standards are also included. $280,000. 2012.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – J5 & C5 ID and Gen Med Inpatient Backfill Renovations

PM – Partial renovation of J5 & C5 to create a new ID (Infectious Diseases) unit along with ID and Gen Med overflow and observation beds. Approximately 18,000 sf of light/moderate renovations and systems upgrades are being provided for C5 and 25,000 sf of moderate to heavy renovations and systems upgrades are being provided for J5. $4,500,000. 2013.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – NICU Expansion

PM – The project scope consisted of the expansion of the existing NICU on the Fourth Floor of “J” Building. The project provided expansion of the existing floor area and reconfiguration of the existing space to provide an additional ten (10) beds. $2,000,000. 2006.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – T1 Urgent Care and Phys. Med. Clinic

PM – Renovation of the existing Emergency Department space on the 1st Floor of T Building (22,600 sf) to create an Urgent Care (6,650 sf), Phys. Med. Clinic (6,100 sf), and shell space for the “Path Project”. The Phys. Med. Clinic will also house Developmental Disabilities (DD) and Cerebral Palsy (CP) Clinics. Adjacent spaces will remain operational through construction. Design is underway and construction will be complete in 2012.

Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals, Eastside Ambulatory Surgery Center Alterations

PM – The project scope consisted of the construction of a new operating room, sub-sterile and scrub room in an existing shell space on the first floor of the Eastside Ambulatory Surgery Center. DDC controls were provided for the new constant volume box serving the OR. 2003.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital NICU and PICU Addition and Patient Tower Renovation

PM – Project included isolation rooms with redundant exhaust systems. New chilled water, heating water, medical gas, medical air, vacuum and emergency power systems were designed. Renovation of the existing plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems serving the fifth and sixth floors of the existing patient room tower was also included. The patient rooms were enlarged and the existing fan coil units were replaced. $30,000,000. 2002.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – The Path Public Space Enhancements

PM – Interior renovations of several public spaces in the hospital known as “The Path”. The renovated spaces will be in harmony with the Patient Tower design character and schedule. The project will be completed in numerous construction phases. The MEP scope of the project includes lighting upgrades, sprinkler system modification, air device replacement and minor duct reconfigurations to support the interior improvements. $7,000,000. 2011.

The Ohio State University Medical Center – Gowdy Fields Medical Office and ASC

PM – New 100,000 sf Ambulatory Surgery Center and Medical Office facility for the OSU Medical Center at the Gowdy II Site on Olentangy River Road in Columbus. The program included for the following uses by floor: 1st Floor: Ambulatory Surgery Center (25,000 sf), 2nd Floor: Convening Space, Deli/Cafe, Waiting Areas, Office (27,000 sf), 3rd Floor: Office (28,000 sf), 4th Floor: Medical Office/Clinical (28,000 sf) and 5th Floor: Shell Space (28,000 sf). $10,000,000. 2009.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – “A” Building 6th Floor Renovation

PM – The project scope consists of the renovation of the existing inpatient unit on the 6th floor of “A” Building. The size of the renovation is approximately 13,400 sq. ft. The existing HVAC system (including air handling unit) is being completely replaced. $2,172,000. 2006.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital – A5 West Inpatient Bed Unit Renovation

PM – The project scope consisted of the renovation of 7,200 sf of A-Building, 5th Floor. The renovated space included patient rooms, nurses station, waiting area and office and support space. New MEP systems were provided throughout the renovated space. $1,200,000. 2008.