Facility name: Woman’s Hospital Of Texas
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3431900010
Lesson Learned number: 167
Impact: Cost, Schedule, Scope
Lesson Learned/Best Practice
Scope not clearly defined on plans but required to perform specified activities; drywall touch up/finishing, removal of existing electrical devices to remain, plumbing fixtures needed to be removed prior to new flooring install, grab bars, mechanical grilles, sprinkler head relocations to accommodate new ceiling layout.
Finish plan shows new ceramic tile flooring and wall tile at existing patient room bathrooms. However, demo plan did not provide specific notes to remove all existing fixtures and division 10 items and reinstall for new finishes.
Suggested Actions for Future Projects
At a minimum, provide more detailed notes and callouts on construction documents, particularly on the demo drawings, where removal/reinstallation of existing items to remain should be picked up. Best practice would be to walk each area and create a specific detailed plan showing all items and their locations for further detail and clarity.