ECMC Exterior Envelope Improvements & Main Lobby Expansion

Buffalo, NY

Project Objective

Encorus Group is a subconsultant to Clark Patterson Lee on this project. Encorus was responsible for plumbing and sprinkler plans for the exterior envelope and main lobby of the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC).

The hospital includes an advanced academic medical center consisting of 583 inpatient beds, a Center for Oncology Care, a Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, on- and off-campus primary care and family health centers, more than thirty outpatient specialty care services, and the Terrace View Long-Term Care Facility, with 390 beds. ECMCC is a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and is a major teaching facility for the University at Buffalo.

The goal of this project is to design for remedial repair or replacement associated with the main hospital tower and chassis, lab building, DK Miller Building, and boiler chiller plant. This portion of the project has an expected construction cost of $13 million. The main lobby expansion and renovation project seeks to add new escalators and elevators, main entrance finishes, a new main construction area, and new mechanical systems to support the 4,200 square foot lobby expansion project. The preliminary construction budget for this portion of the project is $8 million.

Unique Project Features

The medical center is to remain in operation for the duration of construction.

Encorus Group Solution

Encorus Group provided demolition diagrams for the existing plumbing and sprinkler systems, as well as designs for the new plumbing and sprinkler systems.

Specific Project Tasks

  • Plumbing design
  • Sprinkler design