The Design-Build Institute of America recently unveiled its national Merit Award winners in its 2020 Design-Build Project/Team Awards competition. Jurors remarked that across all sectors and project types, there is a growing amount of Design-Build innovation redefining project success beyond schedule and budget.
These Merit Award winners will compete for a National Award of Excellence and Project of the Year to be announced Oct. 29 during DBIA’s Design-Build Conference and Expo Awards Ceremony, which will be held virtually. For more details, visit dbia.org.
This year’s healthcare-related winners are:
Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Washington) – 2MB Cart Washers and Sterilizers
Project overview: Replacing operating tool cleaning and sterilizing equipment is important in trauma centers, which means this project at Harborview Medical Center was of critical importance. The project upgraded and replaced critical elements of the hospital campus’s central processing unit, specifically introducing new cart washers and higher output sterilizers. The entire project had to be performed while maintaining continuous use of the current equipment at any given moment to maintain full functionality. Additional capacity and throughput were provided to keep up with growing demands, while maintaining the same physical space.
Client/Owner: University of Washington Capital Planning & Development Design-Build Firm: Mortenson Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc. Engineer: Lund Opsahl Specialty Contractors: Shinn Mechanical, Inc. Construction Duration: 10 months Project Cost: $3.2 million
Photo courtesy of Mortenson/Kindra Scobba.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Patient Tower (Valencia, California)
Project overview: The Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital project consisted of a new six-story, 163,369-square-foot patient tower, which connects to an existing Level II trauma center hospital. The 116-bed tower features a dedicated maternity floor, two C-Section operating rooms and three floors of medical-surgical private room beds. Design-Build streamlined the building process, shifting risk from the owner to the team. This allowed the team to freely collaborate and get shovels in the ground quickly. Key challenges like a tight site and avoiding change orders were addressed by creating a layout and operations plan to avoid interfering with ongoing healthcare.
Client/Owner: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Design-Build Firm: Bernards + HMC Architects General Contractor: Bernards Architect: HMC Architects Engineer: Saiful Bouquet Specialty Contractors: Schachinger Group Construction Duration: 63 months Project Cost: $130 million
Sharp Santee Medical Office Building (Santee, California)
Project overview: Built on the site of a long-time vacant lot, the Sharp Santee Medical Office Building is an 86,000-square-foot building consolidating multiple medical specialties into one destination for the residents of a lower income and underdeveloped community in east San Diego County. The Design-Build team provided a genuine focus on a sense of community. This was done through hosting neighborhood-wide informational sessions on the purpose of the project, as well as involvement with the local YMCA chapters to raise awareness about the new community services within the facility.
Client/Owner: Sharp Healthcare Design-Build Firm: DPR Construction Architect: Architects HGW Engineer: McParlane & Associates Specialty Contractors: Criterion Construction Duration: 15 months Project Cost: $43 million
UW Harborview Medical Center Hybrid Bi-Plane OR (Seattle, Washington)
Project overview: As Washington’s only Level 1 trauma center, the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center needed to create a hybrid operating room with bi-plane imaging equipment. The challenge: the new BPOR was to be constructed in the middle of an active operating theater in the basement level of a 24/7 hospital and needed to be delivered under an aggressive fixed budget. The project is an example of how Design-Build delivery can bring best value to smaller, complex renovation projects in critical environments.
Client/Owner: University of Washington Haborview Medical Center Design-Build Firm: Aldrich + Associates, Inc. Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects Engineer: Notkin Specialty Contractors: PCS Structural Solutions Construction Duration: 7 months Project Cost: $3.4 million
UC Irvine Medical Center Central Utility Plant – Non-OSHPD (Orange, California)
Project overview: The University of California Irvine Medical Center’s new central plant consolidates utilities for many buildings on campus. This project includes a new chiller plant and emergency power located adjacent to the existing steam plant building and provides power to a majority of buildings on campus. The capacity on the project also required redundancy and expansion for future buildings. The plant was designed to accommodate four water cooled chillers and two 2,000 ton cooling towers at ultimate capacity. Because the building is in a prominent campus location and busy urban corner, the Design-Build team presented the owner with “Science on Display” — a design that addressed the heavy pedestrian traffic as a positive influence to provide visibility into the plant and educate students and visitors about the functionality of the various components and equipment of the central plant.
Client/Owner: University of California Irvine Medical Center Design-Build Firm: Kitchell Contractors, Inc. Architect: Devenney Group Ltd. Architects Engineer: Degenkolb Engineers MEP: TK1SC Collaborative Specialty Contractors: KPFF Consulting Engineers (Civil) Construction Duration: 19 months Project Cost:$31 million