DPR completed this three-story medical office building core and shell and tenant improvement project, located on the existing Memorial Regional Medical Center campus. Despite facing numerous challenges, the Ortho VA project achieved substantial completion one week ahead of the original contract completion date.
The DPR team faced multiple challenges in construction, including the location of an existing 300-foot cell tower in the building pad. Per county requirements, this tower could not be taken down until a new 200-foot cell tower was built and activated. As a result, the DPR team met with all stakeholders and affected subcontractors to collaborate on a revised schedule. The team utilized lean techniques to resequence the work, beginning with site work, underground activities, and structural steel prior to the removal of the communication tower. When the tower was eventually removed, 85% of the structural steel had been erected, and framing and sheathing had started on three of the four elevations. Once the tower was fully removed, the south elevation was erected in just ten calendar days.
The tenant improvement portion of the work included exam rooms, procedure rooms, two x-ray rooms, and administrative offices.