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IMEG providing medical equipment planning for new India hospital


IMEG is providing medical equipment planning services for a new $500 million hospital in Kasaragod, India. The multi-specialty hospital, owned by Sri Satya Sai Orphanage Trust Kerala, in association with state and central governments will provide free services for women and children – only the third hospital in the world to have no cash counter, according to The Hindu newspaper.


The 100,000-square-foot hospital will provide free in-patient services for women and children, specialized out-patient cardiology, ophthalmology, and dialysis facilities. The hospital also will provide state-of-the art CT and MRI scan facilities for patients and will employ approximately 200 physicians from around the world. IMEG medical equipment planners are providing design, procurement and implementation services for the hospital’s medical equipment.


The hospital is expected to be completed in 2018.


Other projects recently awarded to IMEG include:


National Mounted Warrior Museum at Fort Hood, Texas: The 480,000-square-foot facility will preserve and honor the history of those who have served at Fort Hood and provide an interactive educational experience for visitors. The museum will house large exhibits, galleries, classrooms, a store, playground, and simulations for visitors to experience operating military equipment, such as tanks and helicopters.


IMEG is providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design, as well as construction administration, for the single-story museum that will feature actual-size replicas of military equipment in battlefield settings. A groundbreaking ceremony is expected by the end of 2017 with the museum opening for visitors two years later. Project architect is Huckabee.


New public library in Normal, Ill.: The $28-million, 100,000-square-foot library designed by OPN Architects will be a replacement for the current library, providing significantly more space for additional services, including technology and meeting space.


IMEG is providing structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology design. The new facility will have all-electric HVAC systems in compliance with the Living Building Challenge. The design is expected to include wind energy or solar photovoltaic systems.


Upon completion, the library will pursue LEED Platinum and the Energy Petal of the Living Building Challenge, which includes reaching NetZero energy consumption.