New Bed Tower and Outpatient Hospital
IMEG served as the structural engineering consultant and certified threshold inspector for the two main structures on the hospital campus: a 92-bed tower and the adjacent outpatient hospital. The hospital building also included a landscaped roof to help improve the patient experience.
UF Health North opened the first phase of the campus in 2015, which included a medical office building with a 24/7 emergency room, outpatient surgery suites, imaging and other diagnostic services, and four floors of physicians’ offices.
Phase two—a five-floor, 92-bed inpatient tower—opened in May 2017. The facility houses a 20-bed unit dedicated to labor and delivery and other women’s services; a 24-bed floor dedicated to intensive care; two 24-bed floors dedicated to general medical inpatients; and one floor for administrative services, a chapel, and a cafeteria.
During the design process for the bed tower, IMEG was tasked with joining the effort to reduce the initial construction budget by 5% through value engineering, without reducing scope. The experience, flexibility, and adaptability leveraged by the team led to a project that successfully reduced the budget and met the client’s additional goals.
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