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Thursday, September 19, 2019  |  9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Low-Trauma Construction at a Level 1 Trauma Center Proposed Session

Jerry North
Senior Director, Facilities and Engineering, University of Utah Health
Tracy Stocking
President, TSA Architects

Like most major urban medical centers, the University of Utah Hospital is landlocked and desperate for expansion space. This was compounded by the need to decant the adjacent 500,000 sf School of Medicine prior to its demolition and relocation. The INFILL project created 22,000 sf of found space in a former courtyard surrounded by highly sensitive patient care areas such as the NICU, the Burn Trauma ICU, and the Emergency Department. This location demanded a “surgical” approach to design and construction Although relatively small this project is a critical step in the complex process of the University of Utah Health Sciences Transformation Project. This session will describe how a highly collaborative project team worked together to establish a project vision then successfully deliver the project – without any “trauma” - based on the guiding principles established by the Owner and embraced by the entire team.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to share the Owner’s vision so that all stakeholders and participants support the project goals and guiding principles.
  2. Gain insight into how the team innovated and collaborated with Facilities & Engineering and the Contractor to design with constructability in mind.
  3. Learn how constant contact between the contractor and patient unit managers, built trust and reduce potential disruption to patients in the hospital.
  4. Learn how to gang-tackle problems – the entire project team working together to quickly solve problems as issues arise – without turf battles.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH