• KU Health Education Center
About This Project

The KU Health Education Building is a 170,000 square foot, $82 million new construction project in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The project is a state of the art facility, comprised of nearly 100% glass façade on exterior of the building. The five-story structure features a simulation center, mock exam rooms, classrooms, and spaces for hands on learning. The school features a unique “building-inside-a-building” design and a glass sky bridge that connects the Health Education Building to the south part of campus. Due to the sheer size of glass used throughout the project, JPI implemented numerous innovative engineering controls in order to help set glass more efficiently and ergonomically, including investing in a SmartLift machine to manually lift and set glass. JPI overcame numerous logistical challenges to complete the project on time and on budget without sacrificing quality workmanship or jobsite safety.