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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

Gordon Louderback, LEED AP
Project Manager, Turner Construction Company
Julissa Tellez, Assoc. AIA, EDAC
Sr. Director of Project Development, E4H Environments for Health Architecture
Jennifer Toll, AIA
Sr. Project Manager, UCHealth Memorial Hospital
Phil Waters, AIA, NCARB
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.

1. Attendees will learn tools and processes that enabled the CM, Owner and design team to achieve project goals
2. Attendees will learn design solutions that can reduce Key Planning Units & FTEs
3. Attendees will understand how early release packages were sequenced to allow for construction progress during active design
4. Attendees will learn how on-line collaboration assisted the design team in understanding changing priorities for the owner and implementing them into the documents.