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Hillsborough Community College Allied Health Building

Gilbane places special emphasis on limiting the impact to students, faculty and staff while working on an active higher education campus minimizing disruptions to on-going learning environments and operations.

Enhanced learning within a simulated hospital setting while replicating real-life situations

Gilbane provided construction management services for the new Allied Health Building located on Hillsborough Community College’s active Dale Mabry Campus in Tampa, Florida.

This new 60,000 SF, three-story building houses Hillsborough Community College’s nursing, emergency medical services and respiratory care therapy programs. The building was designed and equipped to include a simulated hospital so multiple programs can work together to replicate conditions found in real-life situations. The scope of work consisted of new classrooms, medical laboratory technology spaces, computer information system spaces, physical therapy spaces, administrative offices, lecture hall, conference rooms, nursing stations and simulated hands-on laboratories. The project also created a new entrance for the campus with parking enhancements and included a central energy plant expansion and infrastructure upgrades that service the new building.

Creating Value Collaboratively During Design

During preconstruction the team took many measures to ensure the project stayed on budget while balancing HCC’s program and project goals, the design team’s aesthetic design intent, and unique constraints that the project and site presented. This included:

› Geotechnical sink-hole considerations increased the foundation system 3x the original budget. Gilbane organized a review of alternatives resulting in a drilled shaft system that saved over $300,000 without impacts to the schedule.

› Trade involvement during design development resulted in over $410,000 in savings.

› HCC wanted the building to be the new “front door” to the campus and, along with the design team, desired architectural precast panels, curtainwall and aluminum panels for the envelope. To minimize potential cost and timing delays, Gilbane assisted the design team to design two alternate wall sections for competitive bidding. The client was able to assess options, and due to other cost saving measures, keep the architectural precast.

› HCC was able to make an informed decision about modifying the CEP due to Gilbane’s cost impact analysis and the design team’s operational expense considerations.

› At the 90% CD milestone, the Gilbane team performed an IDC (Interdisciplinary Document Coordination) review to identify any coordination, code compliance, and constructability related items. 192 items were identified and incorporated into the 100% CDs before the issuance of the documents for competitive trade bidding. Early incorporation and the IDC process saved approximately $350,000, not including time and schedule efficiencies.