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Technical Assignment One is a comprehensive report that investigates the existing conditions as well as the scope of work for construction of the Susquehanna Health Patient Tower Expansion. This 243,000 SF expansion to the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center is a unique project that presented its own set of difficult problems which tested the construction manager as well as the design team. Hospitals are extremely sensitive places that demand the greatest level of care when operating in and around them. The location of this project is one of the main factors that decided not only how this project would be constructed but also how it would be designed. During construction, it is absolutely imperative that none of the functions or activities of the existing hospital are disturbed. It is the intent of this report to cover all major construction practices and design features that were implemented to ensure a safe and successful project.

Technical Assignment Two is a comprehensive report that investigates the key desin features as well as key construction data for the Susquehanna Health Patient Tower Expansion. Topics of this report include detailed project schedules, structural estimates, general condition estimates, site layout and a critical industry issues presented at PACE.


Technical Assignment Three is intended to reflect on material and issues presented in the previous two technical assingments. This report will identify possible areas for additional research and development. Topics outlined in this report include value engineering, constructibility issues, schedule acceleration scenarios, and possible solutions.




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