Thu, September 29, 2016
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's Center for Advanced Care (CAC) was awarded the Healthcare Facilities Symposium Team Award at the 2016 HFS conference held recently in Orlando, Fla.
The award honors a project team that has changed the face of healthcare design through innovation, creativity and efficiency. The winning project team included AIMMC, SmithGroup JJR, Turner Construction and KJWW.
KJWW provided MEP, fire protection and technology design in addition to medical equipment planning and architectural lighting services for the $74 million, LEED Silver CAC. The center is connected to the existing hospital and houses the healthcare facility’s digestive disease institute, ambulatory surgery center, and cancer center. The addition creates an integrated platform where patients and physicians can more easily access care resources, including an innovative multi-disciplinary condominium clinic with flexible, universal exam and consult spaces.
An integrated project delivery model along with lean construction principles and total building commissioning were employed on the project. Team collaboration, and involvement early in the planning and design by the trade contractors, eliminated waste and duplication of efforts, and lowered costs through fewer change orders, faster delivery and better schedule control.