Project Details

  • Location: Goodland, KS
  • Architect: GMCN Architects
  • General Contractor: Hutton
  • Services: MEP Engineering

When the city of Goodland, Kansas, voted to pass a bond issue to construct a new 45-bed, skilled nursing facility in 2020, they wanted to make sure it was built to last. The project included 15 resident units in each of the three residence halls surrounding a central support facility that includes administrative support areas, a beauty salon, a bistro, a multi-purpose/chapel room, and a rehabilitation room.

Integrated Consulting Engineers (ICE) worked strategically to ensure that not only would the building be made with quality materials, but also that the entire building would be serviceable–Goodland is in a remote location and specialized technicians aren’t readily available. Exotic choices would end up being a burden in the future when maintenance or repairs were needed.

Frequent inclement weather in the area was taken into consideration, and a snow melt system was installed, as well as an emergency generator. Individual resident comfort was top of mind and each room has a self-controlled  PTAC (Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner). ICE also addressed the challenge of resident lighting, which per code needs to be very bright for impromptu medical needs, but by comfort should be soft and relaxing–and installed both medical grade LED lighting as well as softer, residential lighting.

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