Planning Construction Barriers

Facility name: Regional Medical Center Of San Jose

Project name: RMCSAJ-052017P1-IP Surgery Dept. Reno
Location: SAN JOSE, CA
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 0838500028
Lesson Learned number: 53
Impact: Cost, Schedule

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

When a new construction phase overlaps into an existing room, where at all possible, take that entire room rather than subdividing it with a new temporary wall.  Maintaining or upgrading existing partitions is cheaper and faster than building a new wall, and those impacted rooms are rarely left with enough function to be usable when subdivided.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

Review construction phasing with an eye to trying to utilize existing walls wherever possible, rather than constructing new temporary walls.

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