Adolfson & Peterson Construction Awarded the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) along with architectural designers BWBR recently were selected to renovate and improve the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility located in Saint Paul, Minn. A single story, 10,688 gross-square-foot building immediately adjacent to Regions Hospital, the $2.5 million project is scheduled to start in late 2017/early 2018.

Together with BWBR, AP is looking to build on previous healthcare experience and continue targeting this sector of the construction market.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) along with architectural designers BWBR recently were selected to renovate and improve the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility located in Saint Paul, Minn. A single story, 10,688 gross-square-foot building immediately adjacent to Regions Hospital, the $2.5 million project is scheduled to start in late 2017/early 2018.

Staffed by 20 full-time employees and operating 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, the project is driven by growing caseloads, case complexity, rising expectations and use of the Medical Examiner services. The project will improve health and safety standards in the facility by expanding the size, upgrading the security and storage, and enhancing its operational elements. Serving Ramsey and Washington County, as well as 14 additional greater Minnesota Counties, the Ramsey County Medical Examiners’ office has a growing need for facility efficiency and staffing.

This project consists of renovations to the county morgue, including autopsy and autopsy related processes and storage spaces; administrative offices and support space; building mechanical systems and related space; and, areas accessible to the public. This project includes the possibility of vertical expansion to facilitate the relocation of mechanical systems and could also include the alternative possibility of connecting the building to District Energy.

BWBR designed the original Ramsey County Medical Examiner Office in 1993, performed a Facilities Needs Assessment in 2014, and teamed up with AP to submit on this design-build project. The AP/BWBR team is grounded in common values and an approach that is collaborative, hands-on, and committed to sustainability and design excellence. The two firms have worked together on numerous government, medical, and secure environments projects previously, including the Minnesota State Security Hospital in St. Peter and the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault.

Together with BWBR, AP is looking to build on previous healthcare experience and continue targeting this sector of the construction market. AP has seen large successes with healthcare projects across the country and as the market continues to grow AP hopes to continue to grow along with it.

About BWBR
BWBR is a design solutions firm that offers architecture, interior design, and master and strategic planning. As one of the Upper Midwest’s oldest and largest firms, BWBR has established a reputation for service and quality designing complex facilities in the secure environments, health care, higher education, government, corporate, manufacturing, transportation, worship, and recreation markets. Working with organizations to leverage facility improvements for better service delivery and operations, BWBR designs solutions to enhance what people do.

About AP
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. AP serves the education, multifamily, healthcare, commercial, municipal and senior living market segments from its offices in Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix. For more information, visit http://www.a-p.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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