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Enclos Awarded The New Wishard Hospital Facade Package

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
By Mic Patterson

ENCLOS AWARDED THE NEW WISHARD HOSPITAL’S FACADE PACKAGE

Firm’s health care expertise and proven track record wins bid

EAGAN, MN - July 13, 2010 – Enclos Corp is preparing to clad another landmark health care facility in our nation’s heartland. Indianapolis is the home of Wishard Memorial Hospital, serving all of central Indiana. A referendum in 2009 was approved by an overwhelming 85% of voters, paving the way for the construction of a new facility to replace the current outdated building. The $754 million project is scheduled to start this summer, with construction of the new facility to commence in spring of 2011.

Sealed bids for the building enclosure package were opened on April 26th. Adam Peine of Enclos — a native and lifelong resident of Indianapolis — attended the bid opening that established the firm as the low bidder. “We are excited to be involved with such an important project for our local community,” Peine says. “We may be a local Midwest company, but we are bringing world-class technology and know-how to meet the demanding requirements of this building enclosure.” Peine will be running the job for Enclos, overseeing the firm’s local union labor force and managing the local buyout program. “In addition to participating in the construction of a top-quality hospital, we look forward to working with city leaders to make a positive contribution to the community, as we have done in other communities in which we have worked,” Peine says.

There are a dozen different kinds of wall systems and facade elements that make up the enclosure system, including multiple curtain wall systems, rain screen metal panels, structural precast panels and louvers. There are over 20 different kinds of glass with varying performance attributes ranging from solar control to bullet resistance. Everything from unit masonry to exterior doors and bird control systems round out the program. “There are only a handful of companies in the world qualified to do this job,” Peine explains, “and none of them have the experience with health care facilities that we do. We intend to lead the way in meeting or exceeding scheduling milestones and other project requirements.”

The New Wishard intends to be among the nations most environmentally responsible health care facilities, just as Indianapolis strives to become America’s most livable big city. The new hospital will pursue LEED Silver certification, and if successful would not only become the Indiana’s lone LEED Silver healthcare facility, but among only ten newly constructed hospitals in the nation to achieve LEED Silver status or higher. Reusing the old urban site is among the LEED credits the new facility will earn for its many sustainable features. Enclos has been involved with numerous LEED certified buildings, and embraces sustainable practices by hiring local union labor and product and service buyouts from local providers whenever possible.

“We are proud and very excited to have the opportunity to support the central Indiana community in this vital endeavor,” says Gregg Sage, Owner and President of Enclos. “We have participated in the construction of many advanced health care facilities across the country, and understand the challenges presented by this unique building type. We will bring the full resources and experience of our company to assist in the successful completion of this visionary project.”

Enclos has just completing work on the Colket Translational Research Building at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and starting work on two new hospital projects in San Francisco. The New Wishard facility is expected to be completed by 2013. View the hospital's facade package announcement here.

Enclos is a leading facade technology firm, providing comprehensive design, engineering and strategic implementation services for custom facades and curtainwall cladding systems. With over 350 people and 16 office locations, the firm self-performs a spectrum of services and manages a sophisticated global supply chain, a strategy that optimizes capacity, quality and economy for its diverse client base. Enclos has been a leader in facade system development since the advent of contemporary curtainwall systems in the mid twentieth century, and is consistently ranked as a leading facade contractor in national industry surveys today. Many of the most prominent buildings in the world’s great cities showcase Enclos’ innovative approach to engineering and construction. http://www.enclos.com

Contact: Mic Patterson | 213 747 4001 | mpatterson@enclos.com