Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
VA Hines Building 37
For the past several years, Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) has acted as both a prime and sub-consultant for projects across the Hines VA Hospital medical campus. VA Hines provides veterans with excellent benefits and services they deserve while maintaining a high level of respect and professionalism. A variety of programs, services, resources, and crisis lines are offered to ensure patients feel taken care of 24/7.
This project involved a new 15,000 SF storage building with related utilities, parking modifications, and improvements. EEA conducted a stormwater master plan for the campus, providing hydraulic and hydrologic studies to thoroughly understand the stormwater conveyance systems. After the completion of the analysis, EEA provided recommendations to mitigate the impact on the buildings affected. Additionally, EEA rerouted the mainline campus sewer from beneath the building 37 area, added a new lift station, and surface detention basin to act as a floodplain reservoir to remediate building flooding damages.
VA Hines Stormwater Management Study
A campus wide drainage study was performed by EEA to identify deficiencies in stormwater conveyance and options for upgrades. The study identified floodplain impacts, lack of conveyance capacity, and lack of detention volume storage across the campus, in a process covering many decades. The options presented encouraged increased conveyance capacity and adding detention volume.
Additionally, EEA has provided an investigation of Building 14. The owner’s concerns required EEA to evaluate the site drainage and foundation issues due to stormwater implications. EEA has also worked with an architect to provide site engineering design services for an extensive remodeling, expansion, and adaptive reuse of Building 53. This building, a cooperative venture between Catholic Charities and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, is currently being used for senior housing. Finishing up the scope of work EEA has provided to Hines VA, civil engineering site design services for a storage building, stormwater management, and flood mitigation adjacent to Building 37 have been done