Rush University Medical Center
Helm was the HVAC contractor for Rush University Medical Center’s newest addition to their campus. The Joan and Paul Rubschlager Building is a new, 10-story, 480,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art outpatient care center. The building houses outpatient clinical services for cancer and neurosciences, including diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, infusion therapy and integrative medicine. In addition, the construction project included an adjacent, six-story, 900-space parking facility for patients.
The project was brought to construction through the design/assist IPD delivery method. Final project budget was successfully accomplished below the target value budget, just shy of $32 million. Included in the project is the installation of pre-insulated chilled water, steam and condensate passing under Ashland Avenue to tie into existing campus utilities from the central plant. The project includes 4 custom air handling units, 9 custom rooftop units with integral penthouses containing associated piping and equipment. Pre-fabrication was used heavily on this project to reduce on-site labor and reduce waste.