Skanska USA has employed nontraditional project delivery methods for years, especially on health care jobs. The company has long been a fan of integrated project delivery, which has been used on projects ranging from the Palo Alto Medical Center in California to the renovation of the George Washington University Hospital ICU department in Washington, D.C.
Now, the Swedish-based company, the seventh largest in the U.S., is nearing completion on its biggest North American IPD project to date, a 465,000-square-foot hospital in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
When complete later this year, the five-story, 210-room Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill will include operating rooms, an emergency department and imaging suites as well as administrative, dining and support services. The $356 million project also includes a new central utility plant that will provide electrical power, heating/hot water and chilled water to the new hospital.
Under IPD, the Skanska team is working collaboratively with Array Architects and Leach Wallace Associates. IPD, which brings the design, construction management and owners together in the same contract, is a highly collaborative approach designed to maximize project outcomes and increase efficiency, Skanska USA Vice President of Operations Rebecca Pizzi told Construction Dive.
Construction Dive talked with Pizzi about how the team’s interconnected approach helped minimize challenges on the fast-paced, multilayered construction project.
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