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SSM St. Joseph Hospital Expansion Recognized for Front End Planning


A patient room at SSM St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Mo.IMEG was among project team members recognized with a Front End Planning Best Practice Award for the SSM St. Joseph Hospital expansion in Lake St. Louis, Mo. The award was presented March 5 by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. The annual awards recognize successful use of construction industry best practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute to improve project quality, budget and schedule.


Other project team members receiving the award were SSM Health, St. Joseph Hospital, Alberici, Northstar Management, and The Lawrence Group.


IMEG provided MEP, fire protection and technology design for the $100-million project that added three stories to the existing two-story hospital without disrupting the continuing health care services in a fully functional institution.


Working with hospital management and department heads, the team developed a detailed plan for material deliveries and crane logistics. Bluebeam software was used to plan access routes, maintain life safety functions and implement phased access to critical utilities. To support the critical need for patient confidentiality, site-specific orientations for all trades people and vendors were conducted to provide coaching on special conditions required in the hospital.


The team delivered the project under budget and two months ahead of schedule with zero lost time incidents.


The SSM St. Joseph Hospital expansion in Lake St. Louis, Mo., was recognized with a Construction Industry Best Practices Award for Front End Planning by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. Accepting the award, from left, first row, are: Brian Crawford, Alberici; Lisle Wescott, SSM – St. Joseph; Barb Cox, SSM Health; Luke Rivas, Northstar Management. Second row: Robert Conte, Monsanto (SLCCC Chair); Peter Nuernberger, Alberici; Ganesh Sathyan, The Lawrence Group; Mike Lawless, IMEG; Chuck Bryant, SSM Health.