Puget Sound Healthcare System
SCI/D Feasibility Study
This task order was for a feasibility study which encompassed vertical construction costs (structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, medical specialties, seismic, fire protection, furniture/fixtures, interior finishes, infection control and interim fire life safety costs) and horizontal costs (paving, grading, demolition, underground utilities, landscaping, site furnishings). We provided all disciplines of design, cost engineering, value engineering, scheduling, change order management, and project controls. Our firm estimated A/E Contracts in accordance with Brooks Act for prime and sub consultants, conducted on-site, telephonic and internet meetings with medical staff, non-VA stakeholders, VA KO, VA COR and subconsultants.
Task order included developing three schematic designs with construction estimates for remodeling the Spinal Cord Injury Facility at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA to achieve requirements as set by the VA Space Planning Criteria and the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Facility Audit. We developed sequencing and phasing plans in Primavera P6 to perform construction in a manner least disruptive to the department’s mission and provided three estimates/value engineering scenarios for an intense remodel which will compress department’s administrative space and increase patient space.
Throughout this project we successfully kept the calm in a potentially volatile setting with frustrated stakeholders. We coordinated meetings in a timely and efficient manner, developed design options for three renovation layouts, developed parametric estimates, and assisted owner in developing internal government estimate for funding requests to Department of Veterans Affairs constriction and facility maintenance strategic capital investment planning program. This project demonstrates our firm’s ability to provide a full scope of services for an IDIQ contract vehicle, and illustrates complex planning, estimating, scheduling and value engineering capabilities for horizontal and vertical construction in a federal setting.