IU Health RAHC Celebrates Construction Milestone

IU Health Bloomington Regional Academic Health Campus project has reached a significant milestone, one million manhours, and has reached 60 percent completion. By the end of August, construction crews will have completed 100 percent facility enclosure. Startup for the air handling units will begin In late September to early October.

Currently, 550 employees work onsite every day. COVID-19 has affected the project, but the project has had limited manpower loss.

“We have implemented the use of masks 100 percent while onsite, daily temperature readings, and a health questionnaire before entering the site,” said Rich McGill, IU Health/Anova Project Executive. “We’ve also incorporated social distancings protocols and increased cleaning in high contact areas throughout the hospital.”

The project’s leadership has seen more of an impact in regards to materials and delivery schedules as a result of supply chain issues and plant shutdowns. However, despite these challenges, the project is progressing on schedule.

Once complete, the IU Health Regional Academic Health Campus will include 620,000 SF in-patient and out-patient clinical services with 184 beds and approximately 115,000 SF for academic instruction.

The project’s expected completion date is next summer.

Anova’s Role

IU Health selected Anova as the Owner’s Technical Representative (OTR) for the development of the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Regional Academic Health Campus. As OTR, Anova is responsible for leading planning, design, and construction oversight for the project from Schematic Design through Start-up and Closeout.

The project team includes Rich McGill, Joe Brown, Steve Dirker, Aaron Martin, Mathew Fahrenkrug, and Larry Fleck.

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