Description: MaineGeneral Medical Center, (Alfond Center for Health), is a 640,000-square-foot new hospital facility in Augusta, Maine. The client’s intent was to merge two hospital campuses located 20 miles apart to one single location. This project utilized a true Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract approach, with a tri-party agreement signed by the owner, architect, and contractor. It also employed Lean Construction tools and methodologies. The owner, designer, contractor, subcontractors, and consultants co-located in one onsite office. The E.S. Boulos Company was hired in a “design-assist” capacity and worked very closely with the architects and engineers to design the medical center using the most efficient layouts, equipment and materials, building value into the design. The highly collaborative approach expedited the flow of information and produced a very successful project. The IPD team completed this new hospital facility in 36 months, ten months ahead of schedule. The team environment also translated into approximately $20 million in value-added savings to the hospital. Ninety percent of the 3,000-plus persons employed on this project were Maine residents and 95 percent of the total labor force was from New England, which satisfied a major goal of the client. Systems installed were Electrical Lighting & Control, Emergency & Normal Power Systems, Data Center, Real Time Locator System, Distributed Antenna System, and many other medical systems. This project also utilized state of the art Building Information Modeling (BIM) and multi-trade prefabrication processes.
Completion Date: 2013