The Simon Family Tower is a LEED silver certified, 10-story, 675,000 square foot addition to the Riley Hospital for Children on Indiana University Health’s campus, designed to add capacity and enhance patient satisfaction. Indiana University Health wanted the tower in order to expand their inpatient services related to Surgery, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Emergency, Central Sterile, Cancer, Heart, and Burn.
BSA LifeStructures designed the engineering systems for phase two of the project with a focus on minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency. Phase two of the Simon Family Tower project was the first project in Indiana to use an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach. The IPD team measured their results against mutually-agreed upon project goals relative to schedule, safety and long term hospital operational goals relative to cost, quality and satisfaction. The project team used Lean design methods to create a mock-up patient room that the client could walk-through and comment on. The process saved $325,000 in potential reconstruction.