Coordination of steel structures and exterior wall panels

Facility name: North Florida Regional Medical Center

Project name: NRFLMC-032018M-South Tower Vertical Expansion
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3091600012
Lesson Learned number: 23
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Quality

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Steel structures must account for exterior wall panels.  The current method of early release package does not allow for a final steel design due to the lag of wall design.

Additional focus on early release package of panels along with steel.  Third party engineering of panels come subsequent to typically buyout of structural steel.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Coordinate the ERP package for both steel and exterior panels as early as possible for them to be concurrent.

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