Indiana University Health is in the process of consolidating its current Methodist and University hospitals into a new Adult Academic Health Medical Center. This new campus will include 400 new inpatients beds of various types, emergency department, surgery, and associated support services; an outpatient clinic facility with exam, surgery, procedure, and medical imaging/diagnostic functions; various renovations of existing buildings for patient rooms, public amenities, support, and technology infrastructure; facilities for the IU School of Medicine; a new central utility plant; all necessary infrastructure including site utilities, roadways, and parking; and an integration with the campus including gateways, open spaces, landscaping, pathways, water features, and lighting.
Applied was retained for engineering services in relation to the utility master plan effort and the enabling package design for Phase I. These efforts included the relocation of existing utilities and/or installation of new services to enable the excavation efforts for the main hospital to begin. Our efforts focused on chilled water, steam, electrical power, and telecom systems, while coordinating with our design partner who was working on storm, sanitary, domestic water, and natural gas. The campus area is approximately 4 city blocks wide by 4 blocks long, giving us a project area of almost one-half mile square, with many utilities in very crowded spaces due to the downtown location.