December 14, 2015

How did the team for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco successfully accommodate $55 million worth of changes to the project midway through construction without adversely impacting the budget and scheduled opening date?

“By embracing and planning for change,” said J. Stuart Eckblad, Executive Director of Major Capital Projects for UCSF Medical Center. 

As shown in the infographic below, the almost decade-long journey to create the $1.5 billion, 878,00-sq.-ft. world-class medical center included 1,200 designers and builders—250 of which co-located together.

The integrated, high-performing team delivered final results including $200 million in savings, improved quality and completion eight days ahead of schedule.   

With an on-time opening of Feb. 1, the 289-bed medical center includes Benioff Children’s, Bakar Cancer and Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospitals.


Learn more about the project—the collaborative approach, how the team determined the most effective approach and used BIM—in this story or this extended case study.

Photo Credit: Rien van Rijthoven