With a new hospital expansion at Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), expansion, circulation, and access became critical elements for consideration in the new design.
While considering the plans of the architect and design team, EEA created a plan to improve circulation for the new drop-off while increasing the queuing length for waiting vehicles. Vehicle access to the employee parking lot was also improved to allow for efficiency in entering and existing the site.
Based on EEA’s knowledge of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s (MWRD) ordinance, consultants researched the downstream receiving water way to determine the stormwater from the site discharged to a river. EEA engineers were then able to obtain a reduction in permit fees from the MWRD, saving our client money and time.
EEA also worked with the owner, design team, and contractor to create a construction sequencing plan which ensured the facility would remain operational with minimal disruptions during construction.
Most recently, EEA assisted with an extensive project at the Loyola School of Nursing. As part of the project, a major sanitary sewer was re-routed to accommodate site changes, a new drop-off was constructed for easier access, and permits and approvals were coordinated by EEA consultants.
Combined total project cost is estimated in excess of $150 million.