University of Cincinnati Health

Gardner Neuroscience Institute

Project Overview

Completed in 2019, the $68 million, four-story building brings together more than 125 faculty doctors and researchers with specialized staff. All outpatient neurological care and patient education activities are provided here while also providing patients better access to advanced clinical trials.

The 114,000 SF building incorporates welcoming spaces and natural light, which studies have shown promote patient healing. The building has convenient amenities, including underground parking, a café, patient lounge, auditorium and an outdoor rehabilitation space.

The project, led by HPLEX as the Owner’s representative, had over 100 exam/consult rooms, multiple procedure rooms, and imaging including MRI, X-ray and a future PET-CT. There was an infusion department and an associated compounding pharmacy with hazardous and non-hazardous clean rooms which complied with USP 800. As part of the project, Heapy was asked to evaluate stand-alone utilities vs campus utilities looking at both first cost and total cost of ownership.


114,000 SF


Thought Content

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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