DALLAS, Texas – Brasfield & Gorrie recently completed a master-planned vertical expansion project at Medical City Dallas, in Texas, as well as extensive renovations to the hospital. In addition, the company recently began a 161,500-square-foot vertical expansion of Tower D to house Medical City’s new Women’s Hospital.
The recently completed master plan expansion included a seven-story, 206,400-square-foot vertical addition and a 65,200-square-foot interior renovation.
Working above the existing emergency department, where the hospital admits more than 65 percent of its patients, the construction team added 60 patient rooms and 32 intensive care unit rooms, as well as shell space for future growth. The vertical expansion of Building E is pursuing LEED certification for construction methods used and sustainable features implemented.
Prefabrication of patient room headwalls and the exterior curtainwall system for the vertical addition provided a distinct advantage, ensuring consistent quality and saving valuable time on the schedule. While patient room headwalls were prefabricated onsite, the curtainwall system was prefabricated at an offsite facility and delivered to the site for installation, significantly shortening the schedule.
“Our team worked closely with Medical City Dallas to execute the master plan expansion and renovation without compromising their ability to serve the Dallas community,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Senior Project Manager Chris Wall. “We were able to implement measures, ranging from prefabrication to self-performance, to expedite the schedule, saving time and money and allowing Medical City the option to further enhance its facilities.”
Interior renovations upgraded the existing surgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, stem cell, emergency department and clinical decision unit spaces. Scheduled in phases to accommodate the hospital’s needs, the renovation included 13 operating rooms. Work on these rooms was coordinated to allow for ongoing use of at least four operating rooms throughout construction. All of the surgery renovations were completed immediately adjacent to occupied operating rooms or critical care units.
Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie teamed with architect Perkins+Will on both projects.