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October 5, 2012
Kraus-Anderson to manage $8.2 million construction projects at Spencer Hospital, Spencer, Iowa
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 2012) – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA), one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, will manage three improvement projects totaling $8.2 million at Spencer Hospital in Spencer Iowa.
The three major projects include:
– constructing a new $5.34 million intensive care unit (ICU) and step-down telemetry unit, replacing the 1979 addition to the hospital;
– constructing a new, state-of-the-art , $1 million CT/simulator, which combines CT scanning capabilities and simulation into one machine, replacing Abben Cancer Center’s current simulator;
– $1.85 million facility infrastructure improvements, including updating the hospital’s cooling and electrical systems.
The project will also feature a two-story link and elevator connecting the new ICU and other inpatient areas as well as the Surgery Center. A new mechanical unit on the 3rd level will support new HVAC requirements, relocation of switchgear to a new area of the basement, and routing of new electrical feed to the top floor to support the facility’s mechanical equipment.
The ambitious, two-phase project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2013. The architect is Altus Architectural Studios of Omaha, Neb.
KA is currently ranked among the top Healthcare contractors in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The company’s experience ranges from major 400,000-square-foot bed towers with state-of-the-art operating rooms, to tenant build-outs of local clinics.
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company (www.www.krausanderson.com) is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers. The company has been ranked consistently among the top Green Contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News Record and has been leading the charge in sustainable design and construction for the last 20 years. Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Phoenix, Ariz., Madison, Wis., Minot, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.