Facility Assessment / Master Planning
IMEG, along with an architectural partner, was selected to complete a detailed master plan to provide a basis of design for a 44,000-sf emergency department expansion/renovation at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) Hospital in Pontiac, MI. The 1.2M-sf facility had outgrown their existing emergency department space and had a significant need for both new construction and expansion within the existing building footprint. Working with the owner and architect during user group meetings, the team was able to develop a conceptual plan with proper department flow and inner-department adjacencies. The IMEG team worked closely with the construction manager to evaluate mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology options, costs, and phasing plans to provide the best value to the owner.
IMEG was able to complete a full analysis of the existing facility infrastructure and get creative with existing air handling unit (AHU) re-zoning and reduce the amount of new AHU’s required. A new mechanical penthouse was provided over the existing ED canopy, taking advantage of existing structure to reduce costs. IMEG also investigated site utility work to help the project avoid costs with relocation of main electrical feeds in potential areas of expansion. Special consideration was given the HVAC system selections and proposed layouts to address the existing issues experienced within the facility.
Upon completion of the master plan, SJMO was able to present a case for capital budgeting requests and is preparing to proceed with design.