Allen & Hoshall provided engineering services for the Emergency Department expansion at Methodist University. Services included mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, and civil engineering. The initial construction was a 3-story facility with a vehicle plaza floor, emergency department treatment floor and partial interstitial floor totaling 72,000 sq. ft. The facility was designed with expansion capability to support eight (8) additional floors. The project was challenging due to the fact that in its initial configuration the facility could be connected to much of the existing hospital infrastructure. However, in it’s ultimate build out, new infrastructure would be required. Therefore the current project was designed to accommodate future systems from a space and structural aspect.
The project is an example of Allen & Hoshall’s Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) experience. By creating a collaborative alliance among owners, designers and contractors, our engineers benefit from the input of all parties and informed decision making in the beginning where the most value can be created. The value adding focus of the IPD method helps to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design and construction while increasing the flow of information directly between the design and construction team helping to keep projects on-time and within budget.