Facility name: North Austin Medical Center
Location: AUSTIN, TX
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.