New Hospital Building
The University of Kansas Hospital has been involved in the development of a comprehensive facilities master plan starting in 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 new 600,000-sf acility – Cambridge Tower A – houses interventional radiology, imaging, surgical suites, ICU, neurology, oncology, physical therapy gyms, pharmacy, and shell space for future growth.
IMEG served as the design engineer for the new hospital facility building providing 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 infrastructure improvements include:
- Additional central plant chilled water capacity and upgraded distribution system.
- Planning for eventual master plan of 1,800,000-sf
- 2000 kw of emergency power.
- Extension of existing steam distribution.
- Coordination with the local electric utility company to provide redundant electric services.
The project included pedestrian connections to the existing campus over 39th Street and utilities were coordinated for Phase 1 building along with utility infrastructure design to support the long range campus growth.
The project required some fast-track document production and construction phasing.