New Hospital Building
The University of Kansas Hospital commissioned IMEG as the design engineer for their new hospital facility building. IMEG provided MEP, SD and DD level services with peer review of the Engineer of Record’s construction documents and full Technology level services from SD through CA.
The hospital has been developing a comprehensive facilities master plan since early 2011. One conclusion of the master plan was the immediate need to construct a new inpatient facility on the University of Kansas Medical Center’s campus, including the related infrastructure and support improvements. The hospital approved the conceptual program for the facility, which became the basis for more comprehensive programming efforts. The conceptual program identified a projected need to the year 2020 for a total clinical space requirement of 357,000-sf, and the hospital sought to complete the detailed programming for the entire space need in two or more phases of construction. The Phase I initial development consisted of a 265,000-sf shell and core, fit out for occupancy and future additional space.
The project included pedestrian connections to the existing campus over 39th Street. This link allows public, staff, and services to move between the new and existing facility. The new facility has a dock for the delivery of goods to the tenants of the building. The University of Kansas Hospital retained the services of a Construction Manager for this project and an early release bid package for civil and structural disciplines is anticipated.
The conceptual construction budget was set at $115.5M for Phase I and $6.9M for the future phases, but allowed for continuous refinement based on the final programming effort, changes in the phasing plan, and input from the selected Construction Manager. The project required some fast-track document production and construction phasing.