PROJECT COST: $72,000,000
This new 227,000-sq-ft, four-story medical center broke ground last May and, when completed in early 2011, will serve the needs of Houstonians in the growing area.
The facility includes 90 beds, five operating rooms, two catheterization labs and 14 labor and delivery rooms. The building is designed to be self-functioning in case of a catastrophic event such as a hurricane. It features a four-story curtainwall atrium and an ornate wood and art glass chapel. The exterior is a combination of natural and faux stone, brick and curtainwall.
BIM was used to compare structural steel shop drawings with the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fireproofing systems to check for clashes. The project team also used modeling to identify the most practical and efficient means to route the utilities.
Construction Start Date: May 2009
Expected Completion Date: February 2011
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? No
Owner/Developer: St. Luke�s Episcopal Hospital & Hammes Co. Houston
General Contractor: Tellepsen, Houston
Architect: Earl Swenson Architects; Nashville, Tenn.
Civil Engineer: Brown & Gay, Houston
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group, Nashville, Tenn.
MEP Engineer: SSR, Houston
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Midwest Electric, Houston; Gowan Inc., Houston; Humphrey Co., Houston