This new facility for Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) is a three-story medical office building on the main DHHA campus. It houses:
- Adult primary care facility
- Blood draw
- Coffee shop
- Dental clinic
- Denver Health Medical Plan clinic
- Kid’s Care clinic
- La Mariposa Family Health Center
- Medical records
- Outpatient pharmacy
- Outpatient radiology satellite
The Center for Primary Care medical office building features nurse call stations/low voltage communication systems, x-ray rooms with lead-lined walls, medical gas and specialized exhaust systems. Pinkard coordinated the installation of major specialty medical fixtures, and self-performed minor medical office fixture installation.
Although this was a hard bid project, whenever possible, the team made recommendations on constructability and cost effective construction and administrative methods. In this way, we avoided numerous change orders and increases to cost and schedule. One of the project’s first change orders was a $34,000 Pinkard-generated value engineering credit in which we gave back money to the owner. This change order incorporated savings in mechanical and electrical systems.
Pinkard originally bid the project in two phases: Phase I was the medical building, followed by Phase II - the site work/parking. At the owner’s request, portions of Phase II were constructed concurrent with the medical building to allow the owner enhanced parking capabilities and access to the northwest, northeast and southwest parking lots. To accomplish this, Pinkard re-phrased Phase II into as many as five sub-phases. Some of the phases were constructed concurrent with the medical building. Others followed completion of the medical building.
For all tie-ins to the existing campus, Pinkard worked very closely with DHHA Facilities and Jacobs Engineering to ensure limited to non-existent events. Pinkard followed Methods of Procedure (MOP) protocol that is strictly outlined by Jacobs.
Strict dust, noise and infection control measures were in place throughout construction, and included dust mitigation procedures and food and tobacco restrictions for all members of the construction crew