Owner: Gifford Medical Center
Project Size: 2410 SF
Completion: Fall 2013
Contract Type: General Contract
Architect: Joseph Architects, LLC.
Location: Randolph, VT
This project, to construct a new laboratory at Gifford Medical Center, began with months of pre-construction planning. We worked with the Owner, architect, engineers, and design /build mechanical & electrical contractors to insure that the construction of the new laboratory would stay on schedule and allow for all lab services to continue without interruption. Together, this team of professionals created a project schedule and phasing plan, and developed a plan for the relocation of the laboratory into a temporary space adjacent to the lab. This last task was important to allow the lab to continue its operations 24/7 throughout the project.
This project required close coordination between the Owner, lab personnel and our project team to keep on schedule and keep the lab operational. Our priorities were to maintain continuous monitoring, isolation of the ventilation systems, negative air monitoring and infection control measures from demolition through occupancy. Our work included the removal and disposal of the old finishes, cutting the concrete throughout the lab, accommodating a new floor plan with new framing, sprinkler alterations, electrical and HVAC alterations, and new flooring, ceiling and paint throughout the finished areas of the new lab. We also coordinated the installation of a new walk-in cooler with remote condensers (mounted on the roof 3 floors above) with duplicate refrigeration systems and remote temperature monitoring.
At the completion of the new laboratory, we worked with the Owner and lab personnel to relocate the lab fixtures and equipment. Once the new lab area was operational, we decommissioned the temporary lab by removing all temporary mechanical and electrical services, and returning this space to its previous use as a meeting room.
We are proud to say that this detailed project was completed on time and on budget, and the laboratory remained in operation 24/7 throughout the duration of the project.