Baptist Health with five hospitals, 1,154-licensed beds, and more than 250 outpatient facilities throughout North Florida and South Georgia, joined forces with MD Anderson, the largest freestanding cancer center in the world, to create a new joint cancer program in North Florida. To support the collaboration, Baptist Health with MD Anderson chose DPR Construction in partnership with Perry-McCall Construction to build their new, 330,000-sq.-ft. freestanding cancer treatment facility as well as a 250,000-sq.-ft. parking deck for a total of 580,000-sq.-ft. of new construction, transforming oncology care delivery throughout the Southeast.
Designed by HKS/Freeman-White, the project was constructed utilizing an integrated design and construction approach which included the following: 330,000-sq.-ft. of useable outpatient cancer treatment space including radiation oncology consisting of three linear accelerators, infusion therapy, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, minor procedure rooms, faculty and administrative support space, clinical support space, elevated pedestrian bridge and an associated 500-space parking deck.
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.