One of the most important aspects of the preconstruction efforts on the Midtown Medical Center was the early selection of quality MEP design/build subcontractors. The preconstruction time period was sufficient for owner-driven changes to take place without affecting the project schedule. With the exception of those few changes early in preconstruction, there were zero change orders on the project.
One challenge was that the project was constructed on a site with a zero lot line. DPR had to be creative when scheduling deliveries and more, so just-in-time deliveries were required as there was nowhere to stage or store materials.
Issues such as permitting created a four-month delay, which meant building enclosure activities had to be performed during the rainy season. So, DPR re-sequenced the schedule so that the building would be water-tight to proceed with drywall and other interior finishes.