Exterior Skin Finish

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: 137
Impact: Cost, Quality

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

During EDI two different finish types were selected.  Precast concrete was selected for the lower level and EIFS was selected for the upper levels in order to reduce cost.  Both finish colors were selected to closely match the existing building however, with the two different skin types, the different finishes stand out.  There is a texture difference between the two skins as the precast has a rough finish and the EIFS is smooth finish.  Now that both skin elements have been installed it is apparent how different they are raising concern from the facility on the appearance.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

We recommend that in future tie-in expansions, where the goal is to match existing finishes, that only one skin element is used.  This will help to give the match a consistent look.

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