Seattle Commercial Real Estate News of the Day

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).

A "Crystal" centerpiece for Federal Way?
Puget Sound Business Journal
CBRE Capital Partners pays $42.5M for Smith Tower note
Seattle water taxi overloaded as ‘Viadoom’ begins first weekday
White House unveils plan to help ‘underwater’ home owners
Tearing down the viaduct
Consumer confidence in October drops
Home prices up in half of major US cities
Other News
Former Issaquah Glass Bldg Sells for $1.8M
Nine Companies Announced for Start-Up Alley at Real Estate Connect
Home Prices in U.S. Cities Fall More Than Forecast
Seattle Survives Day 1 of ‘Viadoom’ Traffic
Amazon, Hot and Cold
Access to 1000s of WA real estate listings made possible

About CRE Northwest

Specialist in office & investment real estate in Seattle & the Eastside
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s