Siena Campus Tower Addition
IMEG provided structural engineering design services, along with construction administration and documents, for the 227,00-sf, five-story tower addition. The tower added 100 private rooms, 32 additional emergency room and observation bays, six new ORs, and an expanded space for admitting, nutrition services, radiology, lab, pharmacy, endoscopy suites, and other highly utilized outpatient support services. Increasing the number of private patient rooms allows the hospital to offer quality care to more patients.
All utilities were modeled in BIM, from medical gas to HVAC ducts to plumbing conduits. The goal was a LEAN build to eliminate clashes, minimize waste, minimize seismic bracing, and expedite construction. BIM modeling was required of all disciplines on the project.
A challenge arose during the expansion of the 3rd floor Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which needed to remain operational while being expanded. To keep the unit open, the roof structure and walls were built prior to demolishing the existing roof below, and prior to installing the structural framing for the new floor extension.