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Houston Methodist Hospital Operating Room Renovation

Houston Methodist Hospital Operating Room Renovation | Houston, Texas

Nestled in the center of 32 other operating rooms, this OR was called the "spine operating room of the future." At the request of a top spine surgeon, a stainless steel modular wall panel system was installed. The system had never been used in the Texas Medical Center, but allowed for a cleaner and more sterile room that can be modified to allow for quicker maintenance and changes.

Overcoming Challenges

DPR had only five weeks to complete the project which could only be worked on in overnight hours. Additionally, an issue arose involving lead-lined sheet rock previously installed on the construction side of the project. In order for the demolition to be completed, DPR first needed to remove the lead-lined sheetrock and then install new lead-lined sheetrock to maintain the required protection and ensure compatibility with the new stainless steel walls panels. With the help of the architect, owner, physicist and DPR's self-perform drywall team, the team was able to keep the project on track due to the rapid identification of the issue and timely collaboration.

Finishing Strong

After all overhead mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire rough in and steel was complete, DPR was able to complete the install of the modular stainless steel panels and Trumpf equipment with only two weeks left to complete the entire project. The remaining scope, which included the install of EPIC, MEP commissioning, commissioning of the Steris autoclave, Trumpf equipment, fire alarm and smoke evacuation coordination, was successfully completed on time, schedule and within budget. DPR received a signed zero defect letter from the senior project manager, and the manager of design and construction for the hospital gave the team the highest customer satisfaction survey score.