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Partial Demolition of Casework

Facility name: North Austin Medical Center

Project name: NRTAUS-022019M-Rehab/Peds Relocation
Location: AUSTIN, TX
Project classification:
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0822400025
Lesson Learned number: 129
Impact: Cost, Quality


Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Partial Demolition of Casework not preferred and usually provides no cost savings.


Suggested Actions for Future Projects

NICU drawings showed partial demolition of casework & solid surface top but were not clear on extent of demo/existing to remain. If partial demo is still preferred, would like the architect to better define the drawings and provide an elevation drawing showing how the modified casework should look at completion. Post-laminating & modifying casework does not achieve as good of a result as replacing with new and also does not necessarily save money because the field labor to post-laminate is expensive and time consuming. Full replacement of casework is often the same or less expensive and provides better results.


Keywords

Casework, partial demolition

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