Facility name: CJW Medical Center
Location: RICHMOND, VA
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3463200010
Lesson Learned number: 177
Cost impact: $4,100
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
It is critical for the General Contractor to do a better job of communicating with the Vendors and the assigned HCA Medical Equipment Manager when they know there is going to be a construction delay. In the case of this project, the General Contractor notified the Furniture Vendor the evening before the delivery/installation was to occur the site was still not ready to receive the Furniture. The Furniture had already been loaded into the delivery trucks and resources had already been allocated. Because of the delay, a $4,100 handling fee was accrued, which the General Contractor will have to pay.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
General Contractor should ensure all parties, including vendors, effected by construction delays are properly notified in a timely manner. GC is responsible for any shipping or storage fees that might be issued due to a lack of early communication.