Barton Malow

D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion

University of Michigan

In the heart of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Barton Malow has taken on preconstruction and construction activities for the new state-of-the-art D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at Michigan Medicine. This incredible facility will feature 264 inpatient beds, 20 surgical suites, and three interventional radiology suites within 690,000 SF of space. In addition, this new building will house the Neurosciences program with Cardiovascular Services expansion of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. 24 of the beds will be dedicated to the Neuro Critical Care Unit.

Additionally, there will be a bridge and tunnel system connecting the Kahn Pavilion to the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center. These connections provide access for patients, visitors, and staff to travel from the University Hospital and the Cardiovascular Center to the Pavilion.

Building a Complex Tower in the Middle of Campus

Construction started in April 2021 and is set to complete in May 2025. In February of 2023, our team completed the topping-out of the building after placing over one million pieces of steel. Planning and building this complex tower within the center of the medical campus meant drawing on the team’s strengths. In-house estimating personnel, builders, and project leaders from our teams delivered a robust and complete construction strategy to make this project successful.

In the preconstruction phase, the team evaluated no less than 40 schedule options with various procurement methods, design deliverables, etc. The team also compiled a risk assessment and pros and cons for each schedule variation.

Build it Safe. No Exceptions.

The project continues to be built smoothly and successfully as construction is underway. Notably, our teams have a partnership with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to ensure a safe project site. Safety is always the number one priority on our jobsites. With the active campus surrounding the project site, Barton Malow wanted to ensure that we were proactively making the construction zone as safe as possible for the students, patients, pedestrians, and our construction team members.