NEW YORK, N.Y. –On Friday, Jan. 8, Mount Sinai Health System became the first health system in New York City to execute an Integrated Form of Agreement for its capital program ongoing at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.
The IFOA signatory parties include Francis Cauffman (architect), Syska Hennessy (engineer) and Turner Construction Company (contractor). In addition to the prime parties, the following New York City-based trade contractors have also signed adjoining agreements as part of the Integrated Project Delivery team: EJ Electric, Fresh Meadows Mechanical, Heritage Mechanical, Cardoza Plumbing, Jacobsen Carpentry, Sirina Fire Protection and Skyline Controls. The IFOA was based on a modified agreement developed by Hansen Bridgett LLP.
While not new to the industry, the IPD process is relatively new to the New York construction market. CBRE Healthcare, retained to provide IPD advisory services, collaborated with MSHS on the delivery model development beginning in 2015. Though the details of the contract have just been finalized, the IPD team operating in a collaborative manner began work on the various projects over a year ago.