Power in the Slab

Facility name: Woman’s Hospital Of Texas

Project name: WMHOTX-122018P1-5th Floor Ante-Partum Buildout & Renovation
Location: HOUSTON, TX
Project classification: Hospital – Renovation
Project type: Acute Care
Project number: 3431900010
Lesson Learned number: 163
Impact: Cost, Schedule

Lesson Learned/Best Practice

Power was identified in the slab when scanning for coring after walls were framed. Required relocating walls, plumbing fixtures and rework of overhead sheetrock activities.

Suggested Actions for Future Projects

This facility is unique in that most of its normal power circuits are run in the floor slabs.  During planning/EDI efforts, it would be beneficial to scan particular areas of the floor plan to determine if power is present prior to finalizing floor plans.


Rough-In, Scanning, EDI, Floor Slab, Electrical

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