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We have created this searchable website to house all our lessons learned. We believe this tool is an extraordinary step in creating an environment of sharing best practices and lessons learned. Often, lessons learned are published and filed never to be visited again. We have attempted to build a user-friendly website intended to make searching for answers to questions easier, quicker, and more enjoyable.

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Recently Posted Lessons Learned

  • Virtual building mock-ups

    Facility name: Ocala Regional Medical Center Project name: OCALMC-092018M-Vertical Bed ExpansionLocation: OCALA, FLProject classification: Hospital - Vertical ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3092700031Lesson Learned number: 67Impact: Quality Lesson Learned/Best Practice When installing finishes and nearing completion, sometimes a finished product looks differently...
  • Equipment Vendor Communication

    Facility name: Los Robles Hospital And Medical Center Project name: LOSROB-042017P2-Imaging RelocationLocation: THOUSAND OAKS, CAProject classification: Hospital - Horizontal ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3055500036Lesson Learned number: 66Impact: Cost Lesson Learned/Best Practice Lesson learned here is to create a monthly dialogue with...
  • Up to date cut sheets from equipment vendors

    Facility name: Regional Medical Center Of San Jose Project name: RMCSAJ-052017M-ASC(OP Surgery)Location: SAN JOSE, CAProject classification: Hospital - RenovationProject type: Acute CareProject number: 0838500026Lesson Learned number: 65Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope Lesson Learned/Best Practice OFE data is sometimes out of date, especially...
  • Tie-ins to existing hydronic loops

    Facility name: Regional Medical Center Of San Jose Project name: RMCSAJ-052017P1-IP Surgery Dept. RenoLocation: SAN JOSE, CAProject classification: Hospital - RenovationProject type: Acute CareProject number: 0838500028Lesson Learned number: 64Impact: Cost Lesson Learned/Best Practice Subcontractor asked for a change order to bring in...
  • Steel erection and soil conditions

    Facility name: Aventura Hospital & Medical Center Project name: AVENTU-New TowerLocation: AVENTURA, FLProject classification: Hospital - Vertical ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3092000015Lesson Learned number: 63Impact: Schedule, Scope Lesson Learned/Best Practice Building in south Florida due to the soil type, the...
  • Analysis of complete vs. selective demolition

    Facility name: Memorial Health UMC Savannah Project name: MEMSAV-032018M-Children's HospitalLocation: SAVANNAH, GAProject classification: Hospital - New & Renovation (Blend)Project type: Acute CareProject number: 2696000002Lesson Learned number: 62Impact: Cost, Scope Lesson Learned/Best Practice During the pre-construction and bidding process, selective demolition and...
  • Work around sprinkler systems and other live systems

    Facility name: Los Robles Hospital And Medical Center Project name: LOSROB-042017P2-Imaging RelocationLocation: THOUSAND OAKS, CAProject classification: Hospital - Horizontal ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3055500036Lesson Learned number: 61Impact: Schedule, Quality Lesson Learned/Best Practice Working in extremely tight spaces next to live systems,...
  • Disruptive construction impact on facilities

    Facility name: Menorah Medical Center Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower ExpansionLocation: OVERLAND PARK, KSProject classification: Hospital - Horizontal ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 0972300007Lesson Learned number: 60Impact: Scope Lesson Learned/Best Practice There should be effective communication with facility personnel through a consistent...
  • BLOX Units – Electrical Issues

    Facility name: East Florida Division Office Project name: DAVHOS-102018M-New Hospital (NOVAMC)Location: Davie, FLProject classification: Hospital - NewProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3597900001Lesson Learned number: 59Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality Lesson Learned/Best Practice Make sure BLOX tightens all EMT conduit screws and couplers. Failed...
  • Existing Conditions – Sprinkler System

    Facility name: St Mark's Hospital Project name: STMRKH-032018P1-5th Floor Ortho RenovationLocation: SALT LAKE CITY, UTProject classification: Hospital - RenovationProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3440700014Lesson Learned number: 58Impact: Cost Lesson Learned/Best Practice Investigate existing conditions as soon as possible.Where the penthouse sits on...
  • Mechanical and civil work coordination

    Facility name: Lake Nona Hospital Project name: Lake Nona-102018M- New HospitalLocation: TALLAHASSEE, FLProject classification: Hospital - NewProject type: Acute CareProject number: 2689500001Lesson Learned number: 57Impact: Cost, Schedule Lesson Learned/Best Practice It was discovered after (2) 1750 gallon grease interceptors were set and...
  • Rigging Training & Safety

    Facility name: Northeast Methodist Hospital Project name: NRETME-092018M-Inpatient ExpansionLocation: LIVE OAK, TXProject classification: Hospital - Vertical ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3438500010Lesson Learned number: 56Impact: Safety Lesson Learned/Best Practice JED Offered a rigging training at the job site to ensure workers are...
  • Calculating Concrete Deflection

    Facility name: Northeast Methodist Hospital Project name: NRETME-092018M-Inpatient ExpansionLocation: LIVE OAK, TXProject classification: Hospital - Vertical ExpansionProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3438500010Lesson Learned number: 55Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality Lesson Learned/Best Practice One general number was given for the overall maximum deflection that...
  • Special Considerations when using victaulic fittings

    Facility name: Memorial Health UMC Savannah Project name: MEMSAV-092018M-3rd and 4th Floor Shell BuildoutLocation: SAVANNAH, GAProject classification: Hospital - Shell BuildoutProject type: Acute CareProject number: 2696000011Lesson Learned number: 54Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality, Scope Lesson Learned/Best Practice When bidding the project, if...
  • Planning Construction Barriers

    Facility name: Regional Medical Center Of San Jose Project name: RMCSAJ-052017P1-IP Surgery Dept. RenoLocation: SAN JOSE, CAProject classification: Hospital - RenovationProject type: Acute CareProject number: 0838500028Lesson Learned number: 53Impact: Cost, Schedule Lesson Learned/Best Practice When a new construction phase overlaps into an...
  • Sheet vinyl flooring installations

    Facility name: Trident Regional Medical Center Project name: TRIDET-102017M-Cardiovascular Stroke AdditionLocation: CHARLESTON, SCProject classification: Hospital - RenovationProject type: Acute CareProject number: 3400100016Lesson Learned number: 52Impact: Quality Lesson Learned/Best Practice Sheet vinyl flooring was installed and then wall protection added afterwards.  This showed...