LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Landplan Engineering was retained by Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2005 to provide planning and surveying support for the hospital's $45 million, multi-year expansion project. The project involves four separate building additions as well as reconfigured and additional parking in three phases. The hospital now boasts a new 28,000-square foot emergency department, expanded Intensive Care Unit, additional maternity care areas, rooftop helipad, and new 42,000-square foot surgical services facility.
Landplan assisted the hospital in meeting the City of Lawrence's site plan (UPR) requirements, including traffic impact, stormwater drainage and sanitary sewer capacity studies. In addition, the firm provided topographic survey and construction staking services to several contractors.
Landplan Engineering's experience is in both new construction and additions to existing hospitals. New facilities in which we have been involved follow the need for smaller care facilities in the more rural parts of the Midwest. Projects such as these are community driven and, as such, full of enthusiasm and excitement.
Additions to existing hospitals also carry enthusiasm; however, the complications of building additions and the infrastructure they need add a high level of complexity. The existing hospital facility needs to maintain its quality of care during the disruptive process of construction. Our experience in project coordination and the necessity of continual communication help us make these projects successful for our clients.