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Comprehensive Hospital Signage Program for Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health

For more than 20 years, ASI, Indianapolis has served the wayfinding and signage needs of Indiana and Indianapolis area hospitals, and the Riley Hospital for Children is one of ASI’s long-standing clients. To better serve the healthcare needs of the community, Riley Hospital is expanding by adding an additional tower. Kevin Elkins, a key member of the sales and project management team at ASI, Indianpolis talked about ASI’s involvement in the first phase of the Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health.

“ASI has been heavily involved in this project for over a year now and we have produced a comprehensive signage program for the Riley Simon Tower,” Elkins said. “The completed solution for Phase 1 was of great value to us and the client, and we are eagerly awaiting releases on Phase 2 of the project.”

The hospital’s wayfinding and signage solution for the tower uses a bright color scheme and kid-friendly wayfinding symbols, such as flowers and dragonflies, which helps contribute to a healing-focused and calming atmosphere for the children and their families. The theme is carried out through every interior sign — from ADA signs to directories and department IDs — throughout the tower.

For more on this project, check out the story from Healthcare Design Magazine. Here are some key excerpts from the article:

Indiana University Health and its building team on the Riley Hospital for Children Simon Family Tower at IU Health have signed an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract for the design and construction of the remaining portions of the hospital addition. The project team includes IU Health (client), BSA Life Structures (MEP design), Bright Sheet Metal(mechanical and ductwork subcontracting), Cripe Architects + Engineers (equipment planning),Ermco, Inc. (electrical subcontracting), HKS Architects (architectural design), Maregatti Interiors(interior design), Messer Harmon (construction manager), North Mechanical Contracting, Inc.(plumbing subcontracting) and Ratio Architects, Inc. (architectural design), and ASI (signage).

“This IPD project is unique because 100% of the team profit is at risk,” said Donnie Reed, director of operations at Riley at IU Health and the developer of IU Health’s IPD Program.  “Conditions of satisfaction are being used to determine the amount of profit the team earns. Because of this, each team member has a stake in the game and is driven to provide the highest value and make the project a success.” IPD uses early involvement of key project participants, which enables cross-functional teams of designers and contractors to drive collaborative solutions throughout the entire project delivery process. “We feel the IPD process will produce more reliable and consistent project results over traditional project delivery methods,” Reed said. “The end result should lead to a reduction in design and construction costs compared to historic benchmark costs.” The first phase of the Riley Simon Family Tower at IU Health opened in January 2011 and the project is scheduled for completion in 2013.

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