Eskenazi Health Wishard Health Services - Replacement Hospital Campus and Central Utility Plant
Wishard Health Services was seeking to upgrade and consolidate their healthcare facilities for more efficient operation and improved service offerings. Syska Hennessy Group was engaged to serve as both executive engineers for the project and design engineers for the hospital building's core systems.
The new 37-acre campus will feature an 800,000+ sf acute care hospital, a 200,000+ sf ambulatory care clinic, a 300,000+ sf faculty office building, a 2,000-car parking structure, and a central utility plant that serves as a full redundant system to district heating and cooling. This project is seeking LEED-NC Silver certification and includes displacement ventilation using CFD analysis, daylighting studies and extensive energy modeling.
Syska's engineering team worked with the owner, architect and many subconsultants to develop full building information modeling (BIM) that incorporated all three buildings and central plant during schematic design. This model guides individual buildings' BIM design during the DD and CD phase.
The Syska Hennessy Healthcare ICT Staff performed the role of Liaison and Technology Consultant for clinical, IT, and facilities systems. In this role, Syska was positioned as a conduit between the main integration contractor and the Client departments and move/migration teams. Syska assisted in writing RFP’s for clinical, facilities, and IT systems and infrastructure, participated in technology selection meetings, vetted legal obstacles revolving around local and state procurement laws, assisted in selecting the winning bidders by analyzing the return bids. In addition, Syska consultants were able to effectively translate the language of contracting and installation along with legal and business into terms which the hospital staff were able to understand and act upon.
The Syska Hennessy Healthcare ICT Staff also performed the role of Executive Design Consultant for clinical, IT, and facilities systems and provided full physical security design for the new Campus. Additionally, Syska assisted in writing an Integration Services Consultant RFP, actively participated in the creation of that RFP, assisted in selecting the winning bidder by analyzing the return bids, and saved the Client over $500k prior to their signing that consulting and integration agreement. This contract alone was valued at approximately $20m for equipment and services.