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Major IMEG projects at or near completion


Here’s a brief look at several major projects featuring design by IMEG that will open in 2017 or 2018.


University of Pikeville Health Professions Education Facility, Pikeville, Ken.


The University of Pikeville’s new $40 million Health Professions Education Facility (shown at right) opened in time for the 2016-2017 school year, with final construction being completed this spring. The facility houses the new Kentucky College of Optometry program, state-of-the-art School of Nursing, and additional health-related professional degree programs. IMEG provided electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and telecom design, as well as commissioning services for the 100,000-square-foot building, which was built into a steep hillside. Engineers designed a dedicated outside air central system with local fan coil units that allowed for reduced energy use, minimized vertical shaft area, and maximized ceiling heights.


Genesis Health System Multi-Campus Integration, Davenport, Iowa


Genesis Health System’s $139 million campus integration project at Genesis Medical Center will be completed this year. The 205,000-square-foot addition and 115,000-square-foot renovation positions Genesis for technological advances and better serving the changing needs and expectations of their patients. The recently opened seven-story, 96-bed and surgical tower contains 11 operating rooms, post-anesthesia care unit, outpatient procedures care center, endoscopy procedure department, sterile processing, emergency department, kitchen and cafeteria, lobby, and offices. The overall challenge of this major renovation was ensuring the design and construction limited disruption to the hospital’s ongoing operations. Specific issues included crossover from existing to new systems, integration of building automation systems, site utility distribution and relocation, phased construction, and low floor-to-ceiling heights in areas undergoing renovation.


Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square, Chicago, Ill.


The new 10,600-seat Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square, the largest convention center in the country, will open this fall. The $150 million facility is part of a redevelopment plan to transform the surrounding neighborhood into a vibrant entertainment district. The multi-purpose building will be used for concerts, family events, conventions, and will be the home facility for DePaul University men’s and women’s NCAA basketball games. The building has 22 suites, club seating, team and support service spaces, broadcast facilities, and concessions. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and technology design, as well as energy modeling and construction administration for the project, which will seek LEED certification upon completion.


Great Hearts Academies New North Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, Ariz.


Great Hearts Academies’ new $13 million North Phoenix Campus will open in time for the 2017-2018 school year. The new campus will accommodate students in grades K-12 on co-located campuses on the same property. The project consists of three buildings – a K-6 classroom building, a 7-12 classroom building with administration space, and a gymnasium with weight room and locker rooms. The spaces include state-of-the-art classrooms, science labs, student libraries, art studios, music rooms and drama rooms. A football and soccer field is also located on the campus. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design, as well as construction administration services for the 96,000-square-foot campus.


National Park Service Museum & Visitor Center Addition and Expansion, St. Louis, Mo.


The $108.9 million renovation and expansion at the St. Louis Arch will be complete in 2018. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design services for the addition and expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion located beneath the Arch. The 100,000-square-foot renovation and 50,000-square-foot expansion involved reducing the amount of combustible material and optimizing the space to minimize the smoke control system. Engineers introduced makeup air into an underground space by coordinating with the fire alarm system and door controls. The facility remains open during the construction activities.


Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, Calif.


The new $45 million Photon Science Laboratory Building at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, Calif., will be completed in 2018. The new 100,000-square-foot building will house modern laboratory space to accommodate simulation, theory and modeling, synthetic and characterization capabilities, collaboration space for both internal and external scientists, and approximately 1,500 square feet of cleanroom space. IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design, as well as energy modeling. The project will pursue LEED Gold Certification and is predicted to perform 30 percent better than the ASHRAE 90.1 energy code for non-process energy consumption. The building’s MEP sustainability features include energy recovery, decoupled ventilation and heating/cooling in non-laboratory areas, high-efficiency boilers and chillers, fan array, low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, daylight harvesting controls, lighting demand response controls, continuous dimming, and vacancy sensors.