SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA
Xcel Energy Programs
Michaud Cooley Erickson recently completed work on the United Hospital expansion project which grew from a single-story emergency room expansion for United Hospital to a six-story, 190,000 square foot tower additional used by both United and Children’s Hospitals. The emergency department houses 27 examination rooms, 6 psychiatric rooms, 12 observation rooms, a decontamination area, in-department computed tomography capabilities and patient care/family areas designed with privacy in mind.
An entirely new infrastructure was engineered while existing systems remained functional during construction. Utilities including storm, sanitary, domestic water, and heating mains all had to be designed prior to the building design being completed including the entire major mechanical infrastructure, new air handling systems, piping services and plumbing backbone. Incorporating these changes to the building allowed for Xcel Energy Rebate Programs to be set in place.