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Suffolk Construction: Integrated Project Delivery Team Expands for Major Boston Medical Center Project

Boston — Oct. 14, 2015 — Boston Medical Center (BMC) announced that it has signed six trade partners as part of the integrated project delivery (IPD) contract in place for its Menino addition and renovations project. 

The partners include structural engineer Odeh Engineers, electrical contractor Sullivan and McLaughlin Companies, HVAC contractor Limbach Company, sheet metal contractor Cox Engineering Company, fire protection and plumbing contractor J.C. Cannistraro, and drywall contractor Sweeney Drywall Finishes.

With the Menino project, BMC is the first academic medical center in Massachusetts to use IPD and the largest to employ collaborative project delivery in New England. Led by a four-party project management team, under the IPD agreement, all risk and reward is shared equally by the four parties and respective trade partners.

The project management team is comprised of owner Boston Medical Center, program manager Tocci Building Companies, architect and engineer TROJB, and construction manager Suffolk Construction.

The Menino project includes the recent demolition of an existing infill building, a new 120,000 square-foot addition, 220,000 square feet of renovations to the Menino Pavilion, and construction of a pedestrian bridge with elevator towers at each end.

The pedestrian bridge, stretching across Albany Street, speeds transport directly from the state’s busiest heliport to the hospital, loading dock, and central utility plant. Once open, the expanded facility will include services for radiology, surgery, emergency and trauma, pharmacy, central sterile processing, interventional procedures, and inpatient care units.

Work on the Menino project is being performed in multiple phases while the hospital is fully operational. The team integrated early trade contractor support during design under an accelerated scheduling process. The project team is applying lean design and construction principles to ensure safety and efficiency, reduce project timelines, and eliminate waste and redundancies.

As part of the lean, IPD concept, the entire team is working side by side in a co-location facility on the hospital campus. In the collaborative environment of the co-location hub, the team is an integral part of all design and construction decisions.

The multi-phased Menino Addition and Renovations project is scheduled to be completed in April 2018. 

For more information about Suffolk Construction, visit www.suffolk.com.


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