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P1 Construction Embarks on MEP Ambulatory Surgical Center Project at Saint Luke's

Saint Lukes East P1 Construction

ONCE AGAIN putting our single-source capabilities to work, P1 has landed the MEP scope of the 113,913-square-foot expansion and renovation of Saint Luke’s East Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Building E.

The project includes both remodel and new construction. The expansion will increase the hospital size by 10 percent, renovating 8 percent.

Electrical Senior Project Manager Mike Hutchison notes this project is a big part of the ongoing expansion that has been happening at Saint Luke’s East.

“Saint Luke’s East opened in Lee’s Summit in 2006 and has expanded each year since,” Mike said. “The current facility - before this expansion - totals approximately 652,000 square feet.”

“Total square footage will increase to more than 714,500 by the time the project is completed in 2025.”

P1 Construction Cast in AnchorsAnchors Away! Pictured, above: Cast-in anchors are in place to guide installation of electrical and mechanical components. Pictured below, right, P1 uses the Trimble Total Station to map placement.

P1 Construction SLE Ambulatory Surgical Center

The P1 Electrical team is performing virtual design and construction, building technologies, commissioning, and controls, along with electrical construction.

The work includes the installation of more than 2,000 light fixtures, approximately 20 miles of conduit, and 80 miles of copper wire.

Mike Hutchison P1 Construction

“The addition will add capacity to existing programs such as general surgery, oncology, orthopedics and OB-GYN, and allow Saint Luke’s to bring new programs to the campus, such as vascular and thoracic services,” Mike added.

On the Mechanical side, Senior Project Manager Eric Affolter says the project is multi-phase and the duration is expected to be about two years. He also notes the expertise needed is right in P1’s wheelhouse.

“We’ll be constructing part of the third floor on top of an existing structure,” Eric said. “P1 has history of this approach - we’ve installed vertically on top of existing buildings at this campus for the last 15 years.”

The Mechanical scope includes: virtual design and construction, piping, plumbing, and sheet metal fabrication; and HVAC, plumbing, and sheet metal construction.

Eric Affolter P1 Construction

The project will require six AHUs (air handling units), 288 plumbing fixtures, 119 VAV (variable air volume) boxes, and 900 grills, registers, and diffusers.

Eric says P1’s years of experience performing work for Saint Luke’s East enhances productivity for this project, as well as future projects.

“We are able to assign foremen that are familiar with the facility, and have already built relationships with staff and facility managers,” Eric said.

“Familiarity with the infrastructure of the building greatly increases productivity from a planning perspective,” he added. “It makes it much easier to coordinate with the facility to initiate work permits in sterile areas, which in turn helps the project run more smoothly.”

The project is in partnership with McCarthy, IMEG, and ACI Boland, and has an estimated completion date of 2025.

Quick Facts



Mike Hutchison, Senior Project Manager
Shawn Quenzer, Foreman

  • 2,000 light fixtures
  • 20 miles of conduit
  • 80 miles of copper wire
  • Contract Amount: $8,571,703.00


Eric Affolter, Senior Project Manager
Chris Lauver; Todd Sprague; Bryan Tongue, Foremen

  • 6 AHUs
  • 288 plumbing fixtures
  • 119 VAV boxes
  • 900 grills, registers, and diffusers
  • Contract Amount: $9,525,030

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