Summa Health is embarking on a journey to build a new bed tower at Akron City Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Shook Construction has joined forces with Donley’s to provide construction management services for this $152 million project.
During the interview process, the Donley’s – Shook team set out to not only help Summa Health see their project come to life, but also help them understand the construction process along with how our team would approach their project. To accomplish this, our team developed a 3D model of the project and the construction sequencing (as shown below).
* Note: this is only a short snippet of the full model
Using this model, the Donley’s – Shook team was able to explain visually the major milestones in construction, along with what some of the logistic challenges might be.
Beyond the interview, this model will help with so much more than simply visualizing the project:
- Engage in a more collaborative working environment allowing for higher quality of work
- Identify conflicts/issues earlier in the project through clash detection, which ultimately leads to greater productivity in the field
- Improved communication and project coordination by utilizing a 3-D logistics plan
- Better design and spatial coordination where the design is completed with fabrication in mind
- Minimize, reduce or eliminate waste
- Increase productivity through prefabrication on or off-site
- Improved constructability reviews, schedules, quantity takeoffs cost estimating and scheduling
The new six-story, 331,000 SF west bed tower will serve as the hospital’s new main entrance and will house two 36-bed medical/surgical units with all private rooms, a breast center, eight new operating rooms, 65 same-day surgery rooms and a women’s health center that includes a 36-bed post-partum unit.
The project also includes the renovation of 64,000 square feet of the existing hospital. These renovations will focus on the ground floor imaging department and first floor surgery, as well as create private inpatient rooms within the existing patient floors.
Construction will begin in early 2017 with substantial completion in the spring of 2019. The architect on the project is a partnership between Akron-based Hasenstab Architects and Cleveland-based Perspectus Architecture.