- Vol. 34, No. 105 [PDF]
Regions Mental Health Building
Historic Oak Grove
More Healthcare Construction
COMPTROL Serves Lloyd’s Construction
KA Capital Partners in Growth with North Metro Asphalt
Chairman’s Column [go to story]
KA Opens Rochester Regional Office [go to story]
KA Serves Varied Housing Needs [go to story]
Midwest Asphalt and KA Leave No Stone Left Unturned in Adding Efficiencies [go to story]
National Award for Friendship Village Fitness Center [go to story]
Chairman’s Column [go to story]
KA Capital Provides Financing for 7 Medical Systems Expansion [go to story]
318 Commons Opens at U of M Rochester Campus [go to story]
Valley Ridge Senior Housing Redevelopment [go to story]
KA Insurance Forms Partnership with Amerisure [go to story]
The Sandy Bridges Program Center is a Buildings magazine’s Project Innovations 2011 Merit Winner.
Click the link below to read article. Reprinted with permission from Buildings, October 2011.
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital Completed
Loma Linda University Medical Center/Murrieta Professional Office Building Completed
KA Insurance Named One of America’s Top Brokers
Kraus-Anderson Provides Healthcare Construction Excellence
KA Breaks Ground for Trails of Orono
Financing Arranged for M&M Logging
Longer life expectancies, continued improvements in medical treatments and changing expectations about aging are among the influences making the health care and senior housing industries among the most dynamic in America today. Kraus-Anderson is keeping pace with skilled and responsive service to many of the leading health care providers and senior housing developers in the nation. Modern Healthcare magazine ranks KA #13th in the nation in health care construction. KA’s depth of expertise ranges from greenfield hospitals and major renovations to outpatient clinics and specialty medical clinics like the nationally-recognized Melrose Institute, dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders. KA’s health care expertise dovetails with its senior housing construction services, including acute care, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities ranging from 20-unit memory care facilities to campuses serving over 200 residents. Current health care and senior housing projects are under way in six states: California, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
A major expansion and renovation project was recently completed on schedule and on budget at Regions Hospital in downtown St. Paul.
Part of the private, non-profit HealthPartners family of care, the state- of-the-art Level 1 Trauma Center provides award-winning specialty care including women’s health, heart, cancer, surgery, neurosciences, burn and emergency care. The expansion addresses increasing demand for Regions’ specialty services in tandem with serving the highest-priority health care needs of the region.
Major components of the project include:
• An 11-story, 420,000 s.f. patient tower with 216 beds
• A new, 55,000 s.f. Emergency Center expansion with trauma center and urgent care
• A new 69,000 s.f. surgery area
• A new main entrance and lobby
• A 60,000 s.f. renovation to the existing facility
• A 430-car below-grade visitor ramp
• Expansion of the onsite power plant
The project greatly increases the percentage of private rooms, provides new operating rooms, and features logical and thoughtful space planning and improved flow inside and outside the campus.
Construction began in November 2006 and the new Emergency Center opened in July 2009.
In addition, Kraus-Anderson provided design/build services with the Port Authority to construct a 944-car employee parking ramp adjacent to the hospital.
As construction manager, KA worked with the entire project team to expand the original scope of work to include the addition of an 11th floor shell, a 9th floor build out, two Emergency Center “fast track” pods, renovation to existing corridors and upgrades to the entire site including entrances, all while staying within the original budget.
The Regions project also hit high marks for achievements in safety. The project was recognized by the Minnesota Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (MNSHARP), becoming only the fifth construction project in the state of Minnesota to hold this status. The program recognizes safety and health programs that result in immediate and long-term prevention of job-related injuries and illnesses.
The project was recognized as “Project of the Year” by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) for creating construction opportunities for women and minorities. KA worked closely with Regions, the City of St. Paul and the community to develop a construction employment plan, which exceeded hiring goals in all areas. An estimated 900 construction-related jobs were created, and more than 13 percent of the contracts were awarded to women or minority- owned businesses. The employment plan included a new apprentice participation program.
“Kraus-Anderson was an excellent partner and assisted us in increasing opportunities for women and minority contractors,” said Brock Nelson, President and CEO, Regions Hospital. “This was the largest facility improvement project in our history and they met our needs every step of the way by delivering a complex, high-quality building on time and under budget. Even though they do so many big projects, we felt like they treated this one as their most important.”
Sanford Center Opens
U.S. Port of Entry Earns Top GSA Honors
Anoka County Job Training Center Awarded $100,000 Grant to Provide LEED Training
KA Realty Reports Leasing Progress
KA Insurance Client Profile: Climate Makers
MAC Awards Kraus-Anderson with Six-Year Renewal