Phase 2 of the Women’s Center project at Tucson Medical Center consisted of site and utilities work and 24,000 SF of additions and renovations. The site work required phasing to be split between 2015 and 2016 to accommodate the owner’s budget and was inclusive of storm drainage, chilled and hot water supplies and returns, and new Vista Gear switch pads in the loop road. The Triage and Labor and Delivery addition to the southeast corner of the main building includes a penthouse, new switchgear, removal of the existing canopy, and relocation of the existing transformer.
During construction, noise and vibration concerns were monitored and addressed and a temporary generator was utilized for shutdowns. A temporary entrance was constructed to enable the existing Women’s Center entrance to be closed and valet parking services were provided to manage the decrease in parking due to construction. Renovations to the existing space include converting the Women’s OR and C-Section rooms to one, large C-Section room, a refresh to the sterile corridors, and a Labor and Delivery suite refresh. The corridor work required multiple phases and close coordination with the facility to restrict access to critical areas. The Labor and Delivery refresh also required multiple phases and consists of new paint and casework finishes and new flooring in the bathrooms. Through weekly meetings, JE Dunn successfully streamlined the overall project by coordinating construction phases and addressing infection control concerns with facilities staff and user groups for occupied areas. The team remained focused on the project’s safety culture and saw improvements regarding trade partner safety awareness through use of JSA’s, in addition to life safety walks conducted on a weekly basis.