Improvements to Water and Bulk Oxygen Storage Systems, Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Administration Medical Center
Saginaw, Michigan

Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Administration Medical Center Water TowerWBCM provided architecture, structural engineering, and civil engineering services for improvements to the water and bulk oxygen storage system for the Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Affair Medical Center’s (VAMC). The Aleda E. Lutz VAMC has served the needs of veterans living in the central and northern parts of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula since 1950.

WBCM prepared technical specification, design documents, and construction documents and coordinated with the Detroit District of the Army Corps of Engineers for the replacement of the existing 150,000 gallon elevated double-ellipsoidal tank with a 250,000-gallon tank, which included the demolition of the existing tank. Other design services included the foundation for a 2,000-gallon bulk-oxygen storage tank, a 480 square-foot water booster pumping station with duplex 10HP, 150 RMP, single-stage, vertical-inline, close-coupled pumps, 1,200 feet of six-inch DIP supply piping connecting to the City of Saginaw metered supply system, and 1,380 feet of eight-inch DIP distribution piping connected to the hospital distribution system that included four hydrants.

WBCM submitted and obtained all required permits and approvals for construction.

WBCM’s construction phase services included reviewing shop drawing submissions and requests for information, performing periodic field observations to assess compliance with design documents, and preparation of as-built drawings from contractor information.


  • Owner:
    Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Aministration Medical Center
  • Total Construction Cost:
    $3.5 million
  • WBCM Services:
    Site Engineering
    Structural Engineering