Emerus Emergency Hospital (2 Locations), Hausman and Overlook
Gilbane’s lean, multi-phased planning processes ensure projects get built on schedule, with minimal waste in time or resources.
simultaneous emergency hospital projects
Gilbane provided CM at-risk services for the construction of two 40,000 SF, two-story buildings that included a licensed hospital and emergency care center on the ground floors and shell office space on the second floor together with all related site paving, drainage, and other improvements. The emergency care features include: exam, treatment and procedure spaces, nursing rooms and an imaging department including CT scan equipment.
The sitework consisted of concrete paving, landscaping, irrigation and storm water retention features, including a concrete WPAP basin specifically designed to capture, and slowly release, all accumulated storm water run-off. On one of the sites, the entire building pad and paving area had to be excavated through solid rock. Also included on one of the sites was a helicopter pad for emergency transfer of patients. Each building was designed as a concrete tilt-wall structure with a limestone, curtainwall, and metal siding facade and a membrane roof.
Once construction was underway, we were asked to accelerate the schedule by Emerus. This was accomplished utilizing detailed scheduling sessions with the trades, particularly with regards to the timing of City inspections. Because of our efforts, the project was delivered earlier than originally planned without a corresponding increase in price to Emerus.
The schedule was aggressive, but with accurate and timely pricing, it was completed ahead of time and within budget. To achieve the schedule goal, critical subcontractors worked extended days and weeks. Schedule coordination was the result of an intensive five month process with the collaboration of all major subcontractors and was the key for the success of this project. Project success, as defined by the client, required a delicate balance between design and construction while never losing site of cost.
To ensure quality subcontractors that could provide best value, a pre-bid meeting was held for to review the required scopes for each bid package. In this meeting, the scope of the project was carefully explained and the subcontractors were given the opportunity to seek additional clarification or offer input, as appropriate. One example of where this provided tangible benefit was with the mechanical systems. One of the bidding subcontractors offered the opinion that there was a “greater-than-normal” degree of redundancy in the system. They suggested an alternative method of installation with the same system that would reduce the required scope and thus the cost. This option was reviewed by the mechanical engineer and determined to be acceptable. After award, this same subcontractor offered additional suggestions that were accepted and which resulted in significant savings to the Owner.