DPR constructed a new state-of-the-art 250,000-sq.-ft., three-story medical office building for Camino Medical Group (CMG), a division of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Sutter Health. The medical facility houses more than 130 physician offices for primary and specialty care, nearly 260 exam rooms, 34 procedure rooms, a 20,000-sq.-ft. outpatient surgery center, a 30,000-sq.-ft. laboratory and diagnostics radiology center, a comprehensive infusion services department, a 6,000-sq.-ft. urgent care center, and a 6,000-sq.-ft. pharmacy. The campus also features a 420,000-sq.-ft., 1,100-stall parking structure.
The project was delivered using lean construction and integrated project delivery (IPD) techniques designed to maximize overall production value, reduce waste, and maintaining the highest quality. For example, over 90 percent of the demolished Emporium building was recycled. DPR reused all of the concrete from the demolished building, which saved approximately $450,000 in transportation, material and landfill fee costs. The steel and aluminum went to American Steel in San Jose, finding new life as cars, cans and other products made from recyclable materials.
Along with lean construction practices, DPR developed three-dimensional (3-D) and four-dimensional (4-D) virtual building models that resulted in a more efficiently delivered project. Early on, the virtual building models, which incorporate the element of time into 3-D computer-aided-design drawings, helped communicate sequencing issues during design coordination. The models were used during the MEP installation and have enabled the prefabrication of most of the materials for a just-in-time delivery. This process, according to the MEP subcontractors on the project, is improved productivity by as much as 20 percent on this part of the project.
- MEP Coordination
- Constructibility Analysis
- Site Logistics Planning