Facility name: Doctors Hospital Of Augusta
Location: AUGUSTA, GA
Project classification: Hospital – Vertical Expansion
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3100300014
Lesson Learned number: 35
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
1. Design team to field verify existing room dimensions at new building to existing building tie-in locations and GC to confirm dimensions on existing room as early as possible by conducting field measurements as soon as possible. The accuracy of as-built dimensions should not be assumed and all as-builts should be field verified.
2. During phasing discussions, portions of the facility which would be preferred to remain in operation should have plans in place in case unforeseen field conditions dictate the preferred portions need to be relocated/ taken out of operation.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
Confirm dimensions of existing rooms at exterior walls focusing on locations of building tie-ins for future construction. Possibly develop plan early to relocate existing specialty rooms to other locations in the facility if feasible. Facility should maintain up-to-date as-built drawings and field verify for confirmation.