The Inova HealthPlex houses an ambulatory surgery center with four operating suites, a 24-hour emergency room and after-hours pediatric clinic, an imaging center and 80,000 sq. ft. of medical office space. DPR constructed the medical center on 10.5 acres along the Franconia-Springfield Parkway in Northern Virginia, about 15 miles outside Washington, DC.
DPR's services for this project were retained under a Guaranteed Maximum Price contract for both preconstruction and construction services. During preconstruction DPR worked closely with the architect, developer, and owner to develop a cost model that incorporated all the required systems outlined in the schematic documents prepared by the team. From this cost model and through scheduled quality control work sessions DPR was able to assemble a GMP on 100% Design Development documents.
The project was a total of 140,000 sq. ft. The medical center has surface parking incorporating every available square foot of usable landspace to meet the parking requirements for a medical facility of this type. The five-story facility incorporates a steel frame on shallow concrete spread footings. Exterior wall skin components include architectural precast, standard size brick, curtainwall, storefront and mechanically fastened membrane roofing.
On the interior Inova dedicated the two lower floors to ambulatory surgery care, while the three upper floors are for a medical office building fit-up. Detailed coordination with the owner-purchased medical equipment was critical to the successful outcome of the interior buildout.
The DPR team exceeded expectations with a "no excuses" approach to meeting the project schedule. Major schedule "rocks in the road" were overcome, including adding a second floor expansion, site permit delays, gas service delays and one of the worst years for weather on record.
These issues were creatively incorporated into the original project schedule, and DPR delivered the project on time on the original contract completion date - "no excuses"!
The DPR office in Falls Church was challenged to construct a 50,000-sq.-ft. multiple-owner expansion in the Inova HealthPlex.
The fully operational facility necessitated vast expansion of the physician offices and procedure rooms. Fifteen individual doctors, specializing in podiatry, cardiology, obstetrics and orthopedics, each required specialized custom-spacing, individual design plans and various finishes all within a tight schedule timeline.
DPR worked with each doctor individually, meeting permit needs, inspection requirements and providing physicians with multiple walk-thrus and plan reviews.