Karpinski Engineering provided MEPT design services for the new 69,140-SF tenant spaces leased by Loyola University Medical Center. Working closely with the core/shell engineers so that the utilities were adequate for loads needed, spaces includes: Radiology (two MRIs, an extremity MRI, two CTs and two X-rays); Pain Management (one C-arm); Urgent Care with laboratory space; Cardiac Rehabilitation with a therapy pool and walking track; ENT with an audio booth; Ophthalmology and Lasik services; Neurology and Neurosurgery consultation suites; Adult Development Learning; physical and occupational therapy spaces with a fully functioning residential kitchen; laundry and bed/bath suite; sleep labs; an orthopedic surgery consultation suite for pre/post surgery consultations; casting X-rays and hand therapy; and a commercial preparation kitchen for food service. The building systems included DX cooling and electric re-heat at terminal boxes, limited oxygen and medical vacuum, and limited nurse call systems throughout the facility. Total construction cost was $6.5 million.
A challenge with this project involved working with a developer and a core/shell engineer who were not involved in the initial project. The tenant space design was approximately 50% complete when the developer and core/shell engineers were replaced. Karpinski Engineering worked closely with the new team to help them undestand project needs and provide a seamless design.