Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center originally engaged Graham Construction to guide a strategic master facility study of their campus in May of 2012. The results of this study led to the implementation of Phase I of construction which is a 60,000 square foot hospital addition, a 4,900 square foot stand-alone energy center and a 5,900 square foot maintenance building. The two story addition provided a new main entry with lobby, reception and waiting areas including a gift shop and coffee shop. In addition there was a new Emergency Department with ambulance garage, Business Office and Lab. Materials Management and storage is housed in a partial basement. All new patient rooms, intensive care rooms and birthing center were added on the second level.

Maintaining continuous operations of the existing hospital was one of the major challenges. The new Energy Center replaced the aging infrastructure but required re-routing of all major utilities into the building and addition of a 1750 KW generator without interruption of these services. The new chilled water system had a 3 ½ month window where it was taken out of service and completed to maintain all necessary cooling to the building. The project also required closing and re-routing of a public street and a 30’ deep sanitary sewer. 50,000 square feet of the existing building was demolished after completion of the addition.

Project Owner: Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
Architect: InVision
Graham Construction Role: Pre-Construction Services, Agency Construction Manager, Medical Equipment
Project Description: Phase I - 60,000 Square Foot Hospital Addition
Project Cost: $27,000,000
Schedule: June 2014 to October 2016

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    858 First Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402 | 319-364-0213