Baptist Health, which serves North Florida and South Georgia, and MD Anderson, the largest freestanding cancer center in the world, joined forces in 2015 to create a new joint cancer program in North Florida.
Supporting this collaboration, Baptist Health with MD Anderson chose DPR Construction, in partnership with Perry-McCall Construction, to build a nine-story cancer treatment facility across the street from the existing Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. The new 330,000-sq.-ft. freestanding building and associated 250,000-sq.-ft. parking structure will increase Baptist MD Anderson’s capacity to deliver cutting edge cancer treatment to those in the Jacksonville area and beyond.
Designed by HKS/FreemanWhite, the project is using an integrated design and construction approach and includes the following:
- Radiation oncology
- Infusion therapy
- Diagnostic imaging
- Interventional radiology
- Minor procedure rooms
- Faculty and administrative support space
- Clinical support space
- An elevated pedestrian bridge
- 500-space parking deck
To help fast track this highly collaborative project, the construction and design teams have been working in a co-located space since April 2016. The new facility is poised to open mid-2018.
DPR used a 5D building information model-based system to keep the project moving on a fast-track and allowed the team to provide real time cost feed-back. This helped the team to collaborate and prefab significant electrical, plumbing and mechanical components, saving time during the construction process.