Northeast Hospital Expansion

123 Medical Lane, USA

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Final Proposal Rev. 1


Final Proposal Rev. 2


Analysis 1: IPD Methods Implementation

Throughout the construction of the Northeast Hospital Expansion there were numerous communication barriers leading to project inefficiencies. These barriers ranged from late inclusion of specialty subcontractors, scattered job trailers, and a 3D BIM model subcontractors had limited access to. Through the philosophies of integrated project delivery, this analysis hopes to eliminate communication barriers hindering project efficiency producing a more collaborative project environment. These philosophies include earlier specialty subcontractor involvement, co-location, and BIM model access for all involved trades.


Analysis 2: Patient Room Re-Design Shared Wet Wall

The Northeast Hospital Expansion is attempting to achieve LEED Silver and present itself as a sustainable project, but is currently generating a lot of construction waste from pipe being cut during the process of stick‐building the branch pipe work within patient rooms. This also adds many unnecessary days of work. Analysis 2 proposes the relocation of plumbing fixtures in patient rooms to reduce branch run‐ out piping and the opportunity to utilize shared wet wall vents and sanitary pipes. On top of relocating fixtures, the branch piping in each patient room can also be prefabricated to further reduce waste in transport ion and shop fabrication.


Analysis 3: SIPS Utilization for Patient Floors

The third analysis looks to accelerate the schedule to make‐up 64 lost days due to weather and subcontractors mistakenly performing work out of sequence. Since there are 150 repetitive patient rooms, SIPS intends to maximize the flow of trades through the construction of these rooms. Labor‐loading will also be examined at different points throughout the project. This analysis intends to provide major schedule reductions and labor cost savings.

Analysis 4: Preassembled Steel connection Bridge

The fourth analysis is attempting to further accelerate the schedule by utilizing preassembly of steel members in the steel bridge connecting the exiting hospital to the new patient tower. Steel sections will have to be checked on their ability to actually be placed both from a constructability standpoint and safety. This analysis hopes to provide a method that could have mitigated some of the weather delays incurred on this project.

Breadth 1: Shared Plumbing Vents and Sanitary Resizing

Accompanying analysis 1, the relocation of plumbing fixtures and prefabrication of branch piping, breadth 1 will undertake the resizing, rerouting , and sloping all the shared vent and sanitary piping affected during the relocation of fixtures. Preforming this breadth will require the use the International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2012 for resizing and pipe sloping. The rerouted pipes will be coordinated with the other trades to confirm no clashes are caused. This will included the space necessary for hangers.


Breadth 2: Crane Lift Verifications

Analysis 4, creating preassembled steel for the connection bridge, will be paired with crane lift verifications. When the steel members are preassembled there are additional dead loads applied to the steel member during the pick. Depending on how the steel members are being lifted, a check should be conducted to first verify that the crane being used will be able to lift the preassembled sections. Next, different pick options need to be presented and tested to verify that none of the members will fail in shear or bending since the member will be loaded different during the lift than how the designer had intended for the final design. These checks will help determine how large preassembled sections can be made, whether these sections can be lifted, and from where pick points can be located.