This project consisted of 79,390 sqft of renovation and new additions to the Greenwald Facility. The renovation included the pharmacy, clinic space, lab, radiology and mechanical space for an I-2 occupancy. We performed the carpentry and demolition operations for the project, and Mortenson took the lead on the construction management.
When JP Cullen identified significant problems with this project’s original schedule, we proposed a prefabrication solution for headwall design and installation. Prefabrication isn’t what it used to be. Not only is it a completely customizable approach; it allows projects to be done faster and under safer conditions. For the ProHealth Care project, the prefab approach diverted labor away from the project site and also allowed a much smoother and efficient process for final installation. And because of JP Cullen’s extensive experience in healthcare facility construction, we could talk the same language as ProHealth Care staff. That’s essential for building an optimal space for the end-users—i.e., the nurses and doctors caring for the sick and injured.
How important is diverting labor off site? With significant portions of the assembly done prior to on-site installation, it meant crews could show up to the project site and be in and out more quickly. That created incredible schedule relief for the subsequent trades. The initial goal to save 25%, but we were able to save 44%.
The numbers say a lot, but what’s also essential to note are the significant gains in quality. Not only did JP Cullen’s process yield zero defects; ProHealth Care now has a final product that’s actually more durable than conventional headwall systems.