ST. LOUIS — Kadean Construction of St. Louis recently announced the completion of a $4 million renovation project for the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis’s Department of Anesthesiology at the BJC Healthcare campus.
Construction of the 20,700-square-foot project includes 96 different doctor’s offices in the campus’ historic Peter’s building. With the renovation beginning June 2017, Fenton, Mo.-based Kadean Construction worked on a rigid schedule, taking approximately six months to complete the project. The renovation required the stripping of two floors and building new private and shared offices as well as conference and support space for anesthesiologists and other physicians, according to Mike Eveler, president of Kadean Construction.
There have also been upgrades made to all electrical, plumbing, fire protection, HVAC and mechanical systems serving the new office space. The air handler serving the area was a gut replacement that required all new internals (i.e., piping, ductwork, etc.), in a very difficult location to access on campus.
“Coordinating access for materials and equipment to the fourth-floor mechanical penthouse also was a difficult challenge,” said Kadean Construction Project Manager Travis Mulder. “We had to use openings in the deck to the floor below while trying to maintain a tight renovation schedule on the third floor.”
The universities’ department of anesthesiology offers training programs to continually explore and develop long-term global partnerships that provide mutually beneficial, unique educational opportunities for our students, trainees, faculty and staff, according to the school’s website.
The new office areas, huddle rooms and state-of-the-art conferencing space will now provide adequate meeting and collaboration areas for staff and physicians to better serve their patients.
The Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare are world renown, appealing to physicians, students and patients from all around the globe. This new facility will work to benefit the staff by helping them provide the highest quality medical care. The direct digital controls for the new mechanical equipment are also the latest in advanced technology for their electronic systems.
“It was a pleasure to complete another successful project for BJC HealthCare and the Washington University School of Medicine,” Mulder said in a statement. “We value our relationship, and thanks to a dedicated group of subcontractors and design professionals, we were able to maintain a very tight schedule for the client.”
The new offices are now available for use for the universities’ physicians and staff.