Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Project Size
7,200 sq. ft.
Completion Date
Construction Cost
Client Contact
Ron Darr Michigan Medicine

IDS helped Michigan Medicine realize their desire to place an outpatient observation bed unit on Level B1 in Taubman Health Center by extending the adjacent I-2 occupancy from adjacent University Hospital.  This required new two-hour separations between institutional and business uses.  It also required the protection of all structure within and integrally related to the project area.

Eighteen patient bays were constructed with typical support spaces; nurse stations, reception, clean and soiled linen, equipment storage, staff break areas, waiting, nourishment, offices, workstations and toilet rooms.  Two patient bays were enclosed, however not designed for isolation.

The space was designed as an inpatient facility with outpatient use, meeting all State of Michigan code requirements.  Emergency power was extended from MCHC via existing tunnel and connected to the air handling units and headwalls.  Medical gases, oxygen, medical air, vacuum and domestic water were extended from University Hospital.

Project Overview

  • Complete renovation of the north end of Level B1 of the Taubman Health Center into a 23-hour stay observation suite.
  • Renovated business occupancy space to be I-2 compliant, including installation of 2-hour rated occupancy separations, emergency power, fire protected steel structure and provided medical gases.
  • Replaced interstitial return fans and ductwork between lower level and roof.
  • Provided generator power by extending conduits length of building, through tunnels, to adjacent building generator source.

Project Team

Principal-In-Charge, Construction Administrator
Architectural Support
Alecia A. Kruse, Assoc. AIA
Mechanical Engineer
Construction Manager
Aims Group, Inc.