UW Health, Madison, WI

Project Description

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc. (R/M) was selected as part of the design team for the new orthopedic hospital facility for the UW Hospital and Clinics located on the east side of Madison in The American Center.The project site is 41.50 acres in size and includes a 494,000 square foot building, central utility plant, loading dock, and parking ramp. The site also has approximately 1,100 parking stalls.

Project Highlights

Construction began in 2013 and was completed in the summer of 2015. The estimated cost of site work construction is more than $7,000,000.

This project achieved LEED Silver certification.  
Green features designed by R/M included:

  •  3 wet ponds
  •  2 bioretention basins
  • 2 infiltration basins
  • 1 rain garden
  • Numerous vegetated swales

The site BMPs achieved in excess of 90% infiltration, oil & grease control, and 80% TSS reduction. Although not required due to regional detention downstream, the storm water BMPs achieved water quantity control as well.

Contributing to the stay on volume was the use of stormwater to supplement their cooling water and provide irrigation water to the green roof. This rainwater harvesting system consisted of a pump system located in one of the wet ponds. R/M collaborated on the rainwater harvesting system with another member of the design team by assisting with the quantification of stormwater volumes in the storm water facilities that would serve as the source for the irrigation system.  

Services Provided

R/M’s responsibilities included all aspects of site civil engineering including grading, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, and storm water management.