Tuesday, October 25, 2011
|Seattle Times||Daily Journal of Commerce Headline|
|Bellevue council elections divide developers||Group Health starts project in Puyallup|
|Smith Tower owner in default on big loan||Group Health Cooperative will start construction next Tuesday on Puyallup Medical Center in the Benaroya Co.’s South Hill Business and Technology Center.
It is being designed and built by Seattle’s CollinsWoerman and Bellevue’s GLY Construction in collaboration with Group Health. The team is using a lean manufacturing method called the production preparation process, or 3P, which focuses on eliminating waste through product and process design. The approach is being used to redesign processes in the clinic and the space needed to support them.
“Group Health pioneered a unique planning process that engaged the design and construction teams before the clinic concept was developed,” said Doug Grove, senior medical planner and certified lean leader with CollinsWoerman, in a statement.
By building a model together, the team can resolve issues beforehand, and that allows the prefabrication of materials off-site. This is expected to shorten the construction cycle, reduce cost and improve efficiency.
When it opens in the fall of 2012, the two-story, 52,000-square-foot building will have 42 primary care exam/treatment rooms in three pods. Clinic services will consists of primary care, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, eye care, physical therapy and occupational medicine.
A green roof and high-efficiency mechanical systems are expected to help the project reach LEED gold certification.
The design team also includes PCS Structural Solutions (structural engineer), PacLand (civil engineer), Prime Electric (design-build electrical) and University Mechanical (design-build mechanical).
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