McGrath begins Construction of New Elevator Bank at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Center for Advanced Medicine


McGrath & Associates has begun construction on two new glass hydraulic elevators in the atrium of the Center for Advanced Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  McGrath is serving as the design/build construction manager and general contractor on the $1.6 million project.  Ottolino Winters Huebner (OWH) is the architect and KAI Design & Build is the mechanical, engineering and plumbing (MEP) engineer.  OES, Inc. is the structural engineer.

The hydraulic glass elevators will improve patient and visitor circulation between the new Barnes-Jewish Parkview Tower and the Center for Advanced Medicine, while maintaining the open aesthetics of the building’s central atrium. The new elevators will navigate from the first through the fourth floors.  To support the elevator, McGrath will cut through the first floor and install structural steel into the lower level and the subbasement.

Because the space will be used by the public throughout construction, McGrath is implementing strict safety measures by building a temporary partition measuring 70′ tall x 30′ wide x 15′ deep, to enclose the construction. The project is scheduled for completion in May 2018.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit

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