A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to mark completion of a new 128-bed hospital wing at Ventura County Medical Center in California.
The medical tower, which replaces a portion of the hospital built in the 1950s, was constructed for Ventura County under a Design-Build contract with Clark Construction and architect HOK. The tower provides numerous medical services, including emergency services, surgery obstetrics, intensive and neonatal intensive care units and imaging. In addition, it has been designed to be seismically safe in the event of an earthquake.
The Design-Build method used by the team to deliver the OSHPD-regulated medical center incorporated innovative ways to complete the project in 48 months. The team utilized Lean construction principles and a phased approach to designing, permitting and constructing the four-story, 242,000-square-foot wing.