Herman Miller Casework and flooring considerations

Facility name: Methodist Hospital

Project name: METHOS-102013P4-ED Renovation
Location: San Antonio, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3938500016
Lesson Learned number: 45
Impact: Quality

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Herman Miller has planned to install casework after flooring is installed. This creates a challenge for floors with sheet goods because of the integral cove base. Layton has coordinated with Herman Miller to ship the toe kicks out early to install before flooring. Herman Miller is charging $250 to set the bases separately, but this will reduce the amount of seams in the sheet good flooring.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Install casework bases before flooring at sheet goods. Install rest of casework after flooring (as late as possible) to reduce the amount of time that damage may occur during construction.

Discuss with Herman Miller to include an additional install for casework bases at locations with sheet goods.


Actions Taken / Current Status

Sent to HCA Construction Management and Medical Equipment teams for follow-up action.

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