Clark, with joint venture partners McCarthy Building Companies and Hunt Construction Group, completed the new medical campus in November 2008. The 600-bed, 1.5 million square-foot facility includes an outpatient clinic building, eight-story inpatient tower, five-story diagnostic and treatment building, and a central energy plant. Built to withstand natural disasters and other emergency situations, the diagnostic and treatment building rests on a seismic base-isolation system to allow for movement while the central energy plant houses seven two-megawatt generators to prevent power loss.
The LAC+USC Medical Replacement Facility project team consisted of 60 people from three different companies who, at times, managed up to 1,200 workers on site. The team forged a collaborative culture to bolster morale and motivation over the five-year construction schedule. Additionally, the team divided the project into four distinct components and color-coded construction documents accordingly to avoid confusion.
Subject to numerous state codes that evolved over the construction process, the LAC+USC Medical Replacement Facility project required numerous changes to the original design. Despite $140 million dollars in change orders, the project team had zero claims upon completion of the project.
The LAC+USC Medical Replacement Facility will be profiled in the January 4, 2010 issue of Engineering News Record.
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