Eliminating disruptions to critical services is the key to a successful project on an existing site.
The project included a new 9-story bed tower; central plant; renovations to academic, clinical, administration and service areas; and the total redevelopment of the site. GLHN had to provide utility infrastructure for the hospital’s planned growth and development, including the ability to manage a 100-year storm water event, while creating no interruption of services at a busy working hospital. The existing ambulance bay was located directly in the area of work where crucial utility and storm water infrastructure had to be relocated or constructed.
Because the utility and storm water infrastructure were critical path items preceding vertical construction, we devised an early make-ready construction package. We designed a temporary emergency entry/ambulance bay at the north Emergency Department entry, rerouting ambulance traffic and patient traffic out of the construction area. With the relocation of the ambulance bay, utility and storm water work began in full, rerouting chilled water, the electrical duct bank, and water and sewer lines, as well as a 42-inch storm sewer. Once the utilities infrastructure was complete, work could begin on the new hospital tower and ambulance bay.