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.

BIM Features

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.

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