University of Kansas Medical Center
Central Utility Plant

Kansas City, KS


University of Kansas Hospital Authority


United Excel

The new Central Utility Plant (CUP) project at the University of Kansas Medical Center was built with the intention to accommodate future expansions. The new plant provides efficient operating systems in order to reduce the overall energy consumption and operating costs for the facility. U.S. Engineering’s overall project goal was to optimize the total-cost-of-ownership. As part of the project success, the project team overcame the challenge of separating the new CUP from the existing, and distributed the new utility feeds throughout the campus. This process entailed more than 40 tie-ins and six different total system shut-downs, while keeping the campus on a 24/7 operational basis.


  • (4) 6,000 – ton chillers
  • (3) 90,000 – lbs/hr. boilers
  • medical gases (nitrous oxide, oxygen and medical air)
  • natural gases
  • compressed air system
  • medical compressed air system
  • softened water system
  • fuel oil system
  • controls plumbing
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