General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie has been awarded the construction contract for an expansion of HCA St. David’s North Austin Medical Center Women’s Center, located in Texas. The company has also started work on a one-story vertical expansion at HCA St. David’s North Austin Medical Center.
The Women’s Center four-story vertical expansion project will consist of a 166,369-square-foot addition, including 4 C-section operating rooms, 36 labor/delivery/recovery/postpartum rooms and 24 antepartum rooms. Following the completion of the vertical expansion, Brasfield & Gorrie will renovate 28,325 square feet of interior space, adding 30 neonatal intensive care unit beds and 32 full-term nursery beds and 4 post-partum rooms.
The North Austin Medical Center project will add 21,214 square feet and 32 medical surgery patient rooms. It will include prefabricated exterior wall panels and bathroom pods. With prefabrication, offsite work can run concurrently with activities onsite. Less work is contingent on weather conditions or material delivery lead times, which is an advantage for maintaining project schedules. Minimizing the number of workers onsite also increases safety.
Earl Swensson Associates is serving as architect on both projects.