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Institutional | MURRAY COMPANY – KIOWA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL A New Transfusion »Kiowa County Memorial Hospital is being rebuilt Greensburg, Kan. S THE KIOWA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS THE ‘LIFEBLOOD’ OF GREENSBURG, KAN. BY LIBBY JOHN ince a tornado completely destroyed the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Kan. in 2007, the staff and patients have had to operate out of military tents and modular facilities. However, in January, the hospital will finally have a new home as the Murray Company completes its 50,000-square-foot replacement facility. As of December, the $20 million facility is 90 percent complete and will include 15 beds and a family practice, as well as dental and eye clinics, Project Engineer Jeremy Bechtold says. Although the Murray Company specializes in rural hospital projects, this job is unique because it is its first LEED platinum project, he adds. “The whole city is going for LEED,” he explains. “They feel it is a great way to go, and very beneficial to the patients and the community. As the owner put it, they feel it is the right thing to do.” The facility will incorporate a highly efficient HVAC system, highinsulating values, natural daylighting throughout the facility and a wind turbine to generate green power on-site. It will also incorporate many water-efficient features such as a gray water filtration system and rainwater reuse in its bathrooms. The company will also recycle construction waste and utilize regional and recycled materials for the project. “One of the biggest challenges was overcome by using precast concrete as the main structure,” Senior Project Manager Mark Brooks says. “All the materials and rock were mined locally so we could use it on the project. We also found a drywall manufacturer that was 40 miles away, so that was a good regional material to use, as well. “Recycled materials that were used include high-recycled steel structure and anything steel out there,” he continues. “The flooring products, and some of the carpets, had recycled material in them and they can be recycled, as well.” Constructing a LEED-certified hospital is more challenging than other buildings, Brooks says. “You can’t use a lot of fresh air – you need to have filtered air,” he points out. “There are also hospital rules you have to follow, such as infection control [regulations] and other things to worry about.” after a tornado destroyed it. »Murray Company is building the $20 million hospital in will »Kiowa County Hospitalfirst be Murray Company’s LEED platinum project. Saving Water Bechtold says the mechanical system is one of Kiowa Hospital’s unique aspects, as well as one of its most challenging. “The hospital used a lot of daylighting in the corridor where typically, the mechanical system and HVAC piping are,” he explains. “The rooms were tight spaces to work in. We had close coordination with the subcontractors and designers to account for those systems. 3D modeling (building information modeling) was used to coordinate these systems with the structure and other piping within these spaces.” The hospital site also has a 30,000-square-foot plaza area with a stone foundation that trickles down recycled rainwater, he adds. “They wanted CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - January 2010
Construction Today - January 2010
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks
Construction Today - January 2010