Project Update – KUMC Lot 97

KUMC Lot 97Purdum Construction just finished the re-purpose of a 3 acre site to create a 300 space parking lot for the KU Medical Center. The project Included demolition of a building adjacent to and a part of the building housing the Rainbow Mental Health facility. Great care was taken to minimize disruption of their day-to-day operations. We worked closely with the KU Med Facilities Planning group to complete the project as soon as possible. Large amounts of rainfall put us in a bind, but the team was able to complete the work in time for opening day.

Project Update – European Wax Centers

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Come get swimsuit ready at the new European Wax Centers! These full body waxing centers have just been completed by Purdum Construction at two locations; Camelot Court and State Line Village. These full remodels of existing building interiors consisted of demolition and rebuild of a new layout.  The new centers include lobby areas, waxing rooms, restrooms and staff offices.

Project Update – St. John’s Behavioral Health

St John's Behavioral Health

St John’s Behavioral Health

Purdum Construction has begun renovation work on the entire 2nd floor of the Senior Behavioral Health Suite in St. John’s Hospital located in Leavenworth, Kansas.  This area will continue serving patients and providing other vital functions throughout the renovation.  In order to ensure the Behavior Suite is fully operational at all times, construction will be completed in 3 phases, allowing work to be performed in one area without disrupting the other areas.  Close coordination with hospital staff and stringent safety procedures will help ensure that patients receive the same level of care that St. John’s Hospital is known for providing.  Upon completion of the project in early 2016, St. John’s Behavioral Health will boast contemporary patient rooms, new staff offices, a modern kitchen and a completely rebuilt central service core.

Project Update – Villa Ventura Balcony Remodel

Villa Ventura Balcony Remodel

Purdum Construction just completed the last phase of a large balcony remodel project for Villa Ventura, a premiere senior living community in Kansas City, Missouri.  This is the last in a series of four phases that spanned several years.  In order to accommodate the need for minimal disturbances to residents and to better distribute costs over time, construction was completed in stages.  The remodel consisted of demolishing and replacing aging cantilevered balconies with structurally sound terraces for the enjoyment of the community’s residents.

Project Update – Shamrock Towers

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This renovation of the west Shamrock tower included both extensive interior and exterior building and site improvements.  The project upgraded approximately 35,000 SF of interior space in the eleven story, 148,000 SF building including the expansive main lobby, executive conference areas, fitness center, open and private office areas and data center space over four levels of the Overland Park, KS landmark property.  Exterior improvements included repair work to the buildings aged curtain wall glazing system, the removal and replacement of asphalt paving parking areas, concrete hardscape improvements and the expansion of the patio area overlooking the properties signature water feature.  The project was completed in a single phase, fast track schedule to expedite occupancy due to the rapid growth of the business.

Project Update – Providence RF

Providence RF Wall Cabinets

Purdum Construction is currently in the finishing stage for the Providence Medical Center Nuclear Medicine and Digital Radio Fluoroscopy suites.  The existing suites were demolished in preparation for the installation of two new pieces of imaging equipment.  The renovation consists of  the reconfiguration of the existing room layouts, installation of new casework, flooring, finishes, and installation of new mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Like many of our renovation projects, the construction is being completed adjacent to an occupied and fully operational unit. Purdum maintained its tradition of using efficient coordination with our design team and the hospital staff to ensure timely project completion.

Project Update – Shoal Creek Urgent Care

IMG_2031What used to be a Berbiglia’s liquor store will now serve as a brand new urgent care facility for Liberty Hospital. Shoal Creek Urgent Care, scheduled for completion in January 2015, is a 6,500 square foot facility that will provide healthcare services such as digital x-ray, minor procedures, physical therapy and general health exams. Built on the steel frame skeleton of an existing building, the new facility includes new hardscape and landscaping improvements, new exterior finishes and glass and a completely renovated interior. Purdum Construction is excited to be part of this project and is proud to help improve the community of greater Kansas City.

Project Update – Saint John ED/ASC


Saint John ED/ASC is a renovation project for Saint John Hospital located in Leavenworth, Kansas. Purdum and HMN Architects have teamed up as the Design/Builder and are bringing versatility to the construction process. Some features of the renovated facility will include new ambulance and Emergency Department (ED) entrances, a larger generator that will allow for the utilization of more equipment, new decontamination spaces, new isolation spaces, new imaging rooms, improved trauma rooms, improved security systems, improved mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and a renovated parking lot.

Scheduled for completion in February 2015, this project entails renovating 19,000 square feet of an existing Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) suite to make way for a new ED suite. Both the ASC and ED will occupy the entire ground floor. Since the area of work is part of an existing and occupied medical office building, this creates some difficult challenges. Efficient and detailed coordination with the hospital staff, building occupants, and construction manager is needed in order to ensure the success and timely completion of this project.