Mercy Health-West Hospital was a 642,000 square foot, 250 patient room medical center, which included a comprehensive heart care center. The new facility included the addition of an open heart surgery capacity, a cancer center, and orthopedics center, women’s health center, neurology services, and obstetric and maternity care services.
Initial design for this project centered on the use of traditional construction methods. However, when Turner Construction was tasked to reduce the new hospital’s construction schedule by 3 months, the Turner project team made the decision that prefabrication would provide the only opportunity to meet the deadline. Communication, collaboration, and commitment led to the successful design, production, and installation of 241 bathrooms with multiple design configurations. As a result, Turner Construction was able to deliver the project 3 ½ months ahead of their original schedule.
“Prefabrication provides many benefits; schedule improvement, better quality, and improved safety. Having an owner and a project team that embrace the concept and are willing to plan early can realize these benefits and positively impact the overall cost of the project. The process on this project helped shorten the overall project schedule.”