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Allina | Abbott Northwestern Emergency Department

Reliable systems when you need them most.

Facts & Stats



Abbott Northwestern


Market Type


Two diamonds

Square Footage

40,000 SF



Minneapolis, Minnesota


Completion Date



Global Impact Stat

45,000 Patients treated annually.

The renovation included mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) upgrades and enhancements to unify the systems from different eras of construction. We worked closely with Abbott to develop options to consolidate the MEP/FP systems within the budget and phasing constraints. Examples include piping design strategies for redundancy and flexibility, consolidating multiple heating systems, and revising electrical power distribution from both Main Hospital and Heart Hospital sources. The new systems also allowed for future growth.

We conducted extensive field surveys to document the existing systems and determine the needs and limitations. We provided the Architect with a drawing of the hidden chases and shafts that served major infrastructure during the schematic design phase. We used a BIM model to coordinate the trades before installation. This saved time and minimized down time of the ED.

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