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Washington University School of Medicine – Mid Campus Center

St. Louis, MO

Connecting a Major Healthcare/Research Campus

PayneCrest was honored in the AGC Keystone Awards for this critical component to Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) and BJC HealthCare Campus Renewal Project. The 12-story, 517,000-square-foot Mid-Campus Center shares resources between the two institutions and also serves as a public safety center for the more than 40 buildings that comprise the WUSM campus.


Feet of underground conduit


Electrical panelboards


Light fixtures


Feet of metal clad cable


Category 6e horizontal cables


Generator & four transfer switches


Uninterrupted power supply

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Project Highlights

  • Engineered & installed a highly complex electrical package for a mammoth medical complex on a tight urban site
  • Installed two double-ended closed transition substations and upgrade two 4,160 volt feeders
  • Assisted in installing & integrating a campus-wide security center to combine the monitoring of three different WUSM fire-alarm systems and the security system for 40-plus buildings on the campus
  • Established a communications backbone consisting of 24 strands of 50µm OM3 armored multimode fiber, 24 strands of armored single mode fiber, a 25-pair Category 3 copper cable and a ½” hardline coax connection to a total of 13 telecommunications rooms
  • Strategically warehoused materials due to site constraints for just-in-time delivery and installation
  • Delivered innovative custom boxes containing wire wedges to support more than 130 feet of heavy electrical feeders that ascended the 12-story chase to comply with codes
  • Effectively manage a phased, multi-month move in one quarter of a floor plate at a time
  • Met all expectations on diversity, budget, schedule and safety
  • Managed a complicated series of feeder disconnects & reconnects without disrupting campus operations
  • No lost time or injuries in 88,000 manhours worked
  • Installations helped achieve LEED Silver Certification


PayneCrests thoughtful foresight overcame site issues while adapting its engineering, installations and workforce management to deliver on all our expectations.

— Steven S. Sobo, P.E., director of capital projects, WUSM