Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children

The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children—one of the largest hospital construction projects in Alabama—is the centerpiece of Children’s Hospital of Alabama. This renowned medical institution based in Birmingham offers comprehensive pediatric care.

In a joint venture with HOAR/BE&K, CHA developed comprehensive fire suppression systems. Features included variable speed fire pumps, high-pressure standpipe systems, and numerous wet, dry, and pre-action systems. Taking over from a lagging fire sprinkler contractor, CHA installed the system without delay, meeting the project schedule.

This significant undertaking showcases the Children's Hospital of Alabama’s commitment to providing exceptional medical services in a safeguarded environment.

Project summary


Third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S.

762K sf.

Fire suppression systems for 762,000-square-foot medical building.


Pediatric hospital housing over 340 beds for patients.

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Josh Crow

Josh Crow
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Business Line Director

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Josh's focus throughout his decades-long career has been on giving clients the peace of mind knowing that their facilities are safeguarded by the best systems installed and inspected by the best people. He leads a team of certified technicians to provide various solutions for code-compliance, storage efficiencies, and cost-effective fire protection systems.