The campus is a cutting-edge and complex healthcare facility. While the buildings unique design features and components have been realized beautifully, the quality of construction of this facility is most evidenced by having met the stringent requirements of the Bonita Springs Building Department, The Bonita Springs Fire Department and Floridas Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) Office. The fast-tracking of this project created inherent challenges in procurement of some of the key components of an institutionally designed healthcare facility. In this case, the major procurement challenges were an 800KW diesel generator, chiller equipment and large rooftop AHUs. The expedited delivery schedule of this project was most greatly challenged by the timeline posed by FP&L providing permanent power to the building. To complete interiors and open the Emergency Department on schedule, W&H brought in a tractor trailer mounted generator to power the chillers and allow the approximately 30-day commissioning procedures to take place in the absence of permanent power. The clients goals were to have the Emergency Department open and available to the residents of the community as soon as possible. As soon as land development approvals were achieved, clearing began immediately after. From the date of mobilization, the design and construction team worked together at record pace and achieved completion approvals from the authorities having jurisdiction to open the Emergency Department more than a month ahead of schedule. The remaining interior areas of the building were completed in phases. The client is very happy about what the design and construction team achieved for them in such a fast-track manner.
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