Kijabe Hospital Expansion Project

In 1915 a medical ministry was established in Kijabe, Kenya by African Inland Mission. Over the last nearly 100 years the work has grown in impacting lives well over 100,000 patients a year in the present day 250 bed hospital, outpatient department, and medical training facility known as AIC Kijabe Hospital. Today the hospital is running at maximum capacity for its current physical size and infrastructure. There are more than 20 proposed expansion plans for the physical buildings on site in the next 10 years. I have the opportunity to go and assist a team of 15 designers and engineers in the continued development of a master plan for Kijabe Hospital. I am asking for financial help in covering the cost of the trip. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 Pre-trip: Project Goals and Information

Kenya "“ Kijabe Hospital Master Plan "“ EMI # 5-580

Project Scope This team will consider the growth and visions of various hospital buildings to include features such as more operating theatres, a new Pediatric wing, outpatient expansion, palliative care unit, training facility, etc. The existing infrastructure is also beyond its capacity and in desperate need of improved and expanded function.

While in country we will try to complete as much of the following as possible. Those in bold we MUST do while there. Those in italics we typically complete after the trip. When we return to the states we will complete the design effort and prepare a report and drawings for construction.

Architectural: Various MP projects* (Russ & Randy Lead, Danielle & Karen to assist)

  • If possible have programming completed ( as much as possible) BEFORE travel

  • Wrap up any in-country programming

  • * Staff health and welfare projects, Engineering and Facilities offices & workshops, Surgical theatre expansion, Maternity redesign, Mortuary redesign, OPD redesign, Kitchen & dining

  • Preliminary Building Drawings: Floor Plans, rough elevations & phasing into KH

  • Finalize in-country building design and site plan location

Architectural: Landscape Architecture Plan Kijabe Hospital (Annie /Jeff)

concept plan recommending layout for patient and staff parking, entry/exit points, car and delivery access and roads, security checkpoints, public toilets outside the hospital, signage( exterior), and sidewalks (including along main road from matatu terminus to Hospital).

  • Locate and develop Core and emergency services ( fire protection)

  • Preliminary Drawings: Plans, renderings, 3d studies

  • Preliminary Site Master Plan for Hospital front entry

Architectural: As-Builts (Jullie lead,)

  • Verify additions and locations to KH (Palliative, MCH and others?) 

  • Make CAD adjustments to the existing drawings

  • Be open to other project needs

  • Note: It would be good to learn from Jim & Jullie's field experiences.

Graphics (Danielle, Karen & Jeff )

  • signage ( interior)

  • presentation drawings

  • Powerpoint for in-country presentation

Mechanical (John lead, Matt to assist)

  • Oxygen plant and mechanical room: concept plan for relocation of existing O2 and mechanical plant, including consideration of how to accomplish this while keeping essential services running during relocation.

  • Suggestions for future mechanical needs

Civil/ StormWater (Ed & Larry lead, & Sang and Matt assist*)

  • Culverts: size, location, inverts, top of road, material

  • Storm sewer system: catch basin location, top of casting, catch basin invert, note incoming and outgoing pipe sizes, material and inverts

  • Buildings: Low water entry points

  • Open channels:  thalweg location and elevation to describe alignment, cross sections as typical sections

  • Ponds: Outlet structure dimensions, stage/storage curve

  • Overall: provide a map with flow direction arrows

* As always we'll need to be flexible as design needs unfold in-country

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