DMC Pre Operative Holding / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Phase B)

This fast tracked, four month project included alterations to the existing blood bank and clinical laboratory to create new pre-operative holding and post-anesthesia care areas in the lower level of Harper University Hospital. The stat lab, blood bank and molecular genetics lab were relocated prior to this project’s start of construction. The adjoining Karmanos Cancer Center Stem Cell Research Lab was kept operational throughout this project’s construction. ICRA and ILSM protocols and procedures were strictly followed to ensure that patient care and hospital operations were not compromised in any way.

Project challenges included the relocation of active water lines, sanitary piping, HVAC main duct work, and vent piping servicing hi-lift pumps.  Diesel fuel lines feeding emergency generators in the hospital’s penthouse were also relocated out of the new construction areas.  Multiple supervisors managed night and weekend shift work that included select demolition, MEP relocation and temporary use areas in a busy hospital environment. Mechanical and electrical design was coordinated between the project’s design-assist trade contractors, Roncelli, DMC and the project A/E

Project Location:

Harper University Hospital, Detroit, Michigan


13,000 SF Remodel


Pre Operative Holding
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)


Detroit Medical Center
Harper University Hospital
Detroit, MI


HKS Architects, Northville, MI & Hamilton Anderson Associates, Detroit, MI