Medical Construction & Design

JUL-AUG 2018

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PROJECT TEAM University of Kansas Health System Cambridge Tower A Architect: CannonDesign General contractor: JE Dunn MEP engineer: Burns & McDonnell Drywall/metal studs contractor: E&K Mechanical contractor(s): Foley Com- pany, U.S. Engineering Company Glazing contractor: Flynn Midwest LP Structural steel contractor: Doherty Steel Inc. Structural concrete contractor: George J. Shaw Construction Skybridge/Sterile: CannonDesign/Laura Peters; Lobby: Christopher Barrett From top: The lobby features artwork of varying glass design pieces that represent brain neurons, as well as many windows, allowin g natural light throughout the space to promote a healing atmosphere for patients, visitors and staff. > The Central Sterile department is at the core of the hospital's patient services, providing cleaning and sterilization of medical equipment for life-saving procedures. industry — and its codes — shift regularly, so when requirements were updated after the design was com- plete, the answer was simple: change the layout of the pharmacy to meet the newest code. Collaboration fosters delivery Unconventional timing, creative scheduling and fl exibility in design were the norm for the team on the Cambridge Tower A project. A seven-fl oor vertical expansion and one-story pedestrian bridge were added after construction began — features that enhanced the facility and exemplifi ed the true collaborative nature of the project from owner to trade partners. The challenge was keeping the "go live" date for the initial building and fi rst seven stories the same while building a vertical expan- sion and bridge around it. Because the public still needed access to the main, base building, construction crews added temporary protection measures while the vertical expan- sion and bridge were under construction. While members of the construction team collaborated with each other to develop innovative solutions to sched- uling and design changes, they also worked jointly with doctors and nurses to better address patient needs and how they administer care. As a refl ection of the owner's commitment to creating a facility with patients in mind and MCDM AG.COM | J U LY/AUGUST 2018 | Medical Construction & Design 37

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