Puget Sound Healthcare System 17-095

Seattle, WA

Puget Sound Healthcare System

Feasibility Study

  • Situation
    • The task order is a feasibility study which encompasses 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 are provided all disciplines of design, cost engineering, value engineering, scheduling, change order management, and project controls.
    • 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 sub consultants.
  • Action
    • Task order includes 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 required by the VA Space Planning Criteria and the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Facility Audit.
    • Developed sequencing and phasing plans in Primavera P6 to perform construction in a manner least disruptive to the department’s mission.
    • Developed three estimates and value engineering scenarios for an intense remodel which will compress department’s administrative space and increase patient space.
  • Results
    • Successfully kept the calm in a potentially volatile setting with frustrated stakeholders.
    • Coordinated meetings in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Developed design options for three renovation layouts and developed parametric estimates
    • Assisted owner in developing internal government estimate for funding requests to Department of Veterans Affairs constriction and facility maintenance strategic capital investment planning program.
  • Relevance and Benefit to VISN
    • Demonstrated performance of all aspects of A/E scope utilizing an IDIQ contract vehicle.
    • Project performance includes A/E design, development of multiple scenarios to value engineer construction means and methods, use of Primavera P6 for sequencing and scheduling of design and construction tasks, development of quantity surveys, conceptual cycle analysis for non-typical construction activities, estimating non-typical general conditions, estimating in a critical care environment, planning crew sizes and durations based upon available workspace dictated by ongoing medical services.
    • This project is relevant because it illustrates complex planning, estimating, scheduling and value engineering for
    • horizontal and vertical construction in a medical setting common to task orders historically awarded under this IDIQ.