Keying and Coring

Facility name: Woman’s Hospital Of Texas

Project name: WMHOTX-122018M-LDR, C-Section & Support Space Renovations
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3431900019
Lesson Learned number: 169
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Existing facilities keying/coring system did not match the Allegion master specs. Required replacing levers and cylinders to integrate with facility’s existing keying system.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Review with facility during design prior to issuing Construction Documents. Design team to confirm with Design Manager direction.  Incorporate existing keying requirements in the specs on the front end should HCA determine that is the best course of action.


Doors, Hardware, Keying, Schedule, Allegion

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Facility name: Medical City McKinney

Project name: MCMKNY-102017M-BH & Rehab Relocation
Location: MCKINNEY, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Psych
Project number: 3833300011
Lesson Learned number: 146
Impact: Quality, Scope

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

This comment is for Behavioral Health construction only, Utilize only one pick proof caulking for all phases of the project, this includes vendor items that are installed at the end of the project that will require pick proof caulk.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Develop a specific specification requiring pick proof caulk, and reference drawings for specific locations coordinated with security provisions plan. Require contractor to buy out pick free caulk as a specific scope of work, have broken out in bid package. Pick free caulk to be by sole source provider.  

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Exterior Finishes Selection

Facility name: Menorah Medical Center

Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0972300007
Lesson Learned number: 103
Impact: Cost, Schedule

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

During the EDI process there was a lot of emphasis put into the main skin finish selection, for precast and EIFS, while the metal panels, louvers, curtainwall, and misc. finishes were not selected.  The intent was for the exterior finishes to match the existing building but was not noted as such in the Construction Documents.  This caused the GC and architect to spend a lot of time reviewing samples in order to find the appropriate color for the exterior finishes.  The result of this process was added cost, and lead time for material procurement, due to selecting a custom color.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

When new construction is tying into an existing building exterior finishes should be selected during design.  For an accurate color match, and to appropriately account for associated cost, the CDs should indicate the manufacturer and color to match.

Actions Taken / Current Status

HCA comment:  The preferred method is the design team details matching or coordinated colors with existing building exterior finishes for the new finish details when possible.

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