Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
Gilbane provides cost-saving and flexible construction solutions for the VA.
Gilbane’s federal team completed design-bid-build construction, alterations, site adaptation, and systems installations for a new 12,000 square-foot SICU on the second floor of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital. Facilities included nurse’s station, patient rooms, waiting rooms, consultation rooms, communications closet, biomedical closet, mechanical storage room, and support areas. The second floor originally included office space and doctor’s offices.
Value engineering efforts produced a cost-saving option of eliminating flooring designs in order to save on labor costs, which the client accepted. Gilbane’s high performance team also suggested the use of modular nurse stations in lieu of the heavy, non-adjustable, plastic laminate casework originally specified which the client approved. The modular stations were more attractive and made of light-weight metal and composite materials that can be taken apart and reconfigured at any time.
Rigorous Federal Quality Inspections and Compliance
Gilbane complied with USACE and VA standards for renovation and construction of medical facilities. We met with the VA and the architect weekly to discuss project status issues, including the status of material submittals packages and approvals. Gilbane ensured construction quality control on this project by implementing the Three Phases of Control System, which required rigorous inspections of all work elements.