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Vibrocompaction Footing Size Change

Facility name: Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Project name: LAWNWD-062019M-New Tower and CEP
Location: Fort Pierce, FL
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3093200010
Lesson Learned number: 185
Impact: Schedule, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

In EDI, we found that the original specified vibro-compaction and smaller footings directly adjacent to the hospital would cause too many issues with the existing facility, so we wrote an RFI to change the footings to larger ones and eliminate the vibrocompaction at those footings. This is to avoid the effects of the vibration to the hospital. Footings are oversize to remove need for vibro underneath.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

When planning to use vibro-compaction, consider proximity of existing facilities.


Keywords

Vibro, Vibrocompaction, footings, foundations, existing


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Isolation Pad Requirement Clarity

Facility name: The Medical Center Aurora

Project name: MCAURO-032018M-CMP-New Tower
Location: AURORA, CO
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2740000009
Lesson Learned number: 184
Impact: Cost, Schedule


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Clarity on isolation pad requirements for AHU’s.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Clearly designate on plans if isolation is required, and if so the job specific locations.  Use notes on mechanical schedule clearly indicating if isolation is required for equipment.  Scope should be identified on architectural, structural and mechanical documents.


Keywords

Isolation Pad requirements, AHUs

ADA Shower Pans

Facility name: Mercy Hospital

Project name: MERCYH-032019M-Inpatient Rehab Expansion
Location: MIAMI, FL
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2611000022
Lesson Learned number: 183
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

1. The existing dimensions in the contract drawings were incorrect for the bathroom walls. By the time we set the shower bases the walls were framed and hung. We had to add an additional ½” layer of tile backer to accommodate, and now we have a bump out detail that had to fill with thinset in order to hide the error in dimensions. 2. The tile substrate specified was 3/8” thick instead of the ¼” as on the Inpro details. This caused some issues with the alignment of the tile finish face and the finish of the vertical barriers of the shower base. We had to leave the tile backer further back and have our tile guys build out the delta in order to have the 3/8” material line up flush. 3. Inpro has a unique detail on their installation instructions showing a 1” air gap from the bottom of the tile backer to the receiver on the shower bases. Only the wall finish extends down to sit on the tile ledge of the shower pan. We had to reach out to Inpro to confirm if the air gap was needed and question if this could be an intrusion point for moisture. They advised us to disregard the air gap and said that that detail was only to be followed if we were using the solid surface paneling provided by Inpro as a wall finish material.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Conduct infield coordination meeting with all of the trades. Vendor (i.e. Inpro) to provide specific specs to the project. 


Keywords

Shower Pans, Inpro

OR Ceiling Height

Facility name: P-SL Medical Center

Project name: PRSTLK-022017P1-Surgery Renovation
Location: DENVER, CO
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2720000020
Lesson Learned number: 180
Impact: Cost, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Renovations involving OR hard lid ceiling prevent the ability to review above ceiling conflicts in advance.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Account for more contingency room due to unknown ceiling conditions. Where existing structures are cast in place, above ceiling existing structure should be evaluated before establishing finished ceiling heights.


Keywords

OR Ceiling, Renovation

Minor Renovations

Facility name: P-SL Medical Center

Project name: PRSTLK-022017P1-Surgery Renovation
Location: DENVER, CO
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 2720000020
Lesson Learned number: 179
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

“Minor Renovation” OR rooms become full demo rooms if more than cosmetic upgrades are performed.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Determine during design if Minor Renovation OR rooms are truly appropriate/desired, because if anything other than cosmetic upgrades are required, the cost impact will meet or exceed a full renovation.  Replacing/relocating existing HVAC equipment, adding new lights, and installing a stainless steel package requires a tremendous amount of demolition.


Keywords

Planning, ORs, Renovation

Neopod Shut Off Valve Access

Facility name: Menorah Medical Center

Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower Expansion
Location: OVERLAND PARK, KS
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0972300007
Lesson Learned number: 176
Impact:


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

It was identified during the installation of the Neopod Staff Toilet Rooms, that access to the shut off valves was missing. The shutoff valves are located on top of the Toilet Room and are inaccessible through the gyp board that goes to deck. All of the Neopod Patient Toilet Rooms have shut off valves located in the corridor and have adequate access.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Coordinate required access for shutoff valves, etc to be outside of any prefabricated unit foorprint and add access panels as required..


Keywords

Neopod, BLOX, coordination, shutoff valves, water, access panels

In Dapt Needs from Steris for Rough In

Facility name: Menorah Medical Center

Project name: MENORA-092018M-Bed Tower Expansion
Location: OVERLAND PARK, KS
Project classification: Hospital – Horizontal Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0972300007
Lesson Learned number: 175
Impact: Schedule


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Prior to In-Dapt starting their initial prefab install for the OR ceilings the Steris mounting plates and med gas pigtails are needed onsite.  During install In-Dapt will attach the mounting plates and pigtails to their ceiling system.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

By means of the OFE Delivery Schedule worksheet, add a line item to identify the “needed on site by” date for delivery prior to In-Dapt Installation and include in pull planning schedule.


Keywords

OR Ceiling, Steris, In-Dapt, Schedule, OFE

ITS Equipment List

Facility name: Angel Medical Center

Project name: ANGLMC-032019AR-25 Bed Replacement Hosp
Location: FRANKLIN, NC
Project classification: Hospital – New
Project type: Planning
Project number: 2762500001
Lesson Learned number: 173
Impact: Quality, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

The IT&S Manager provided an equipment list in schedule/matrix format that was generated from the Architectural Profile and demonstrated all of the pertinent IT&S equipment that needed to be located & coordinated on the plans. This list was extremely helpful in ensuring that all IT&S equipment was accounted for properly. It allowed our engineers to make sure that adequate power & data were provided in the appropriate locations and should help in procurement, delivery, and installation at the end of the project.

 

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Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Consider providing a similar IT&S equipment list to the Design Team on all future projects.


Keywords

IT&S, Equipment List, OFE, Owner Furnished Equipment

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.


Keywords

Doors, Hardware, Keying, Schedule, Allegion

Nurse Call Discrepencies

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: 168
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Facility and Division Nurse Call standards differed from HCA corporate standards.  There is no published document detailing division or specific facility standards.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Input from Division and Facility is required during design to determine which standard to follow.  Design team should confirm with HCA Telecommunications Manager prior to issuing drawings.  Consideration should be given to any future Nurse Call system replacement projects that may be done at the local level.


Keywords

Nurse Call, Telecommunications, Standards