DPR completed this ground-up, 34,000-sq.-ft. medical office building and outpatient care center. The one-story building includes 30 exam rooms, three minor procedure rooms and support areas, skilled lab rooms, radiology, mammography, ultrasound areas and a full-service pharmacy.
Along with a commitment to green, the project team utilized some of the latest technology to improve the design and construction process. DPR utilized BIM for several purposes on this project including the coordination of the large amount of self-performed concrete work, totaling some 32,000 sq. ft., as well as to help the team coordinate the extensive under-slab plumbing work. DPR estimated they created a 375% return on investment, based on the savings realized through increased productivity and avoided rework when divided by the total BIM implementation costs.
This project utilized the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) to incorporate extensive green features and approaches.
Some of the facility's green components included:
- Thermoplastic Olefin for the roofing, a highly reflective material that maximizes thermal efficiency in the building.
- Cotton insulation made of recycled denim.
- Extensive use of recycled steel.
- Three-form acrylic panels used for decorative detailing in various areas.
- Low VOC paint and flooring.
- Occupancy sensors in 60 to 70 percent of the rooms.