The project consists of a two-story, 150,000 SF addition that will replace the hospital’s older A wing. This demolition, renovation, and expansion project will remove the last vestiges of the original hospital that opened in 1925. The first floor will include an expanded Emergency Department for greater efficiency and patient safety that will also serve as the main hospital entrance after hours. A lower level will contain a lab and other support services while an upper level will house an orthopedics unit. The structure has been sized to support two additional floors for future hospital growth. A new parking structure will be built north of the emergency department along with a rooftop helicopter landing pad that will connect to the existing trauma elevator on the 5th floor of the Building B.
Apollo's scope on this project includes all HVAC, medical gas, and plumbing system work. A Central Utility Plant (CUP) upgrade will increase the chilled water plant capacity. A cooling tower replacement, electrical upgrades, and condensation work will improve systems efficiency and delivery. This project will incorporate renovation to areas in the H1 building to accommodate the CUP improvements and work associated with the facility-wide pneumatic tube system replacement
The design-assist GMP contract has allowed Apollo to showcase their preconstruction services and BIM department capabilities. The support and leadership of Apollo's professional engineers, Brad Jacobsen and Bryan Henry, allowed preconstruction designs to be handed off to the BIM team who was working concurrently with the design consultants and the UC's facility staff. Apollo's BIM team transformed conceptual design into an integrated digital reality that provided coordinated, constructible information to carry the project from design through construction and into system operation.