Preparing the site for a building pad for the new Allen County Hospital is progressing smoothly, said Sheldon Streeter, a project developer with Murray Company out of Overland Park.
“We’re continuing to dance backward so it doesn’t rain,” he said of the good weather they’ve had for the earthwork.
Streeter and David Wright, architect with Health Facilities Group of Wichita, addressed hospital trustees at their meeting Tuesday evening.
“A few outstanding issues remain” to be settled, Wright said. Architectural plans have been submitted to the International Code Council to ensure the hospital’s plans meet electrical, mechanical, structural and plumbing codes, Wright said.
The City of Iola had requested the building codes council to serve as a third-party to review plans, “which is a little unusual,” Wright said.
Jeff Bauer, Iola code enforcement officer, said ICC officials “are the ones who write the code books.” ICC’s codes are universally accepted.
“We need to get these signed off on to progress with construction,” Wright said.
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