McCarthy Completes CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline Patient Care Tower
Extensive planning and collaboration maximized efficiency in the building process for early completion
By: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
"We are very proud of the team's excellent client services and capabilities in executing this large and complicated project ahead of schedule," said McCarthy Houston Division President, Jim Stevenson. "Through extensive planning and collaboration with trade partners, the team was able to maximize flow and efficiency in the building process while working through challenges including a craft labor shortage and Hurricane Harvey."
McCarthy's use of best practices and client service ensured the success of this multi-building, multi-phased project. Teams spent a significant amount of time coordinating with all partners to meet the project goals. Teams utilized building information modeling and colored coordination drawings to help crews understand production goals and coordinate work within the building. Further, months of planning, testing and construction verifications were conducted by the project team to prepare the New Tower for the Texas Department of Health inspection. McCarthy and its trade partners conducted multiple pre-testing scenarios to ensure all testing would be accepted. In addition, one last round of visual inspections was conducted to ensure there would be no issues discovered during the final inspection. Through all this preparation, the inspection process was efficient and effective.
McCarthy used the latest technology to ensure quality and excellent client service including;
In renovation areas prior to start of work to locate existing utilities and integrate existing conditions into coordination model.
In critical areas such as the operating rooms documented the as-built condition of the new space before closure of walls and ceilings.
Prior to concrete placement to document exact rebar locations, confirm plumbing/electrical sleeve locations, and embed placement before each deck pour.
Documented concrete placement flatness and levelness through laser scanning.
Thermal imaging on existing hospital exterior enclosure to confirm conditions and note any potential issues for repair before start of work.
Utilized BIM for mechanical, electrical, plumbing coordination which allowed for prefabrication elements. Prefabrication allowed for the fast track schedule and enhanced the safety and quality aspects of the installation.
Utilized virtual mockups using Revit and 3D goggles prior to building allowing user groups to get a feel of the space before building physical room mockups.
As one of the nation's most trusted builders, McCarthy's extensive resume of health care experience makes it ideally suited to take on projects of any size or complexity. In addition to the newly completed CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi – Shoreline Patient Care Tower and Hector P. Garcia Clinic, some of McCarthy's healthcare projects include CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler expansion, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Alkek Hospital Expansion in Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - The Pavilion expansion in Houston, the Children's HealthSM Specialty Center 2 Plano, and the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Replacement at Fort Hood, Texas by Balfour Beatty | McCarthy joint venture.
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