Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Concurrent Design and Construction; Best Laid Plans revived in the time of COVID
Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
Sr. Director of Project Development, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Sr. Project Manager, UCHealth Memorial Hospital
Senior Associate, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
UCHealth needed to add and relocate medical group service lines, hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) due to market growth and lease expirations. The design process began in 2019 for a new medical office building for UCHealth in Colorado Springs, CO. The medical office building was designed for three stories and 121,600GSF. It included multiple clinics, an outpatient imaging center, a rehabilitation gym, and an ASC. 99% construction documents were issued in 2020 prior to the project going on hold during the pandemic. During the 15 month project hold, UCHealth experienced changes in leadership and a reevaluation of their vision for the project. This session will detail how the team used Lean processes, collaboration, risk evaluation, and a “big room” approach to effectively redesign 35% of the building in four months while the project was being actively constructed. The resulting project reduced initial programming by 16%, utilized common amenities, and navigated complex reimbursement conflicts of interest issues.