South Geauga Lab Remodel

Project Info
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Owner : University Hospitals
  • Location : Chardon, OH
  • Architect : Smith Architects
  • Construction Type : General Contractor
  • Building Area : 5,226 SF
  • Completion Date : August 2018
  • Value : $1.8 Million
Project Details

This project was a remodel of the existing basement laboratories that serve the Geauga Medical Center and surrounding University Hospital clinics. This area included Histology, Blood, Hematology, and Chemistry laboratories along with offices and storage spaces. Dunlop & Johnston was the general contractor overseeing all aspects of construction on this project. This four phase project expanded the laboratory space to meet the increased needs of Geauga Medical Center and updated the finishes including new flooring, ceilings, millwork, and lighting to make the space feel more open and inviting. Temporary laboratory space was created so
that all departments were operational during the course of construction.

The major challenge for this project was replacing all of the sanitary in the basement while keeping 3 of the 4 laboratories operational throughout construction. An electric excavator was used to dig the trenches in the basement so that exhaust fumes would not cause issues with patient experience or hospital operations. Dunlop & Johnston worked closely with hospital staff to schedule sanitary shut downs as we connected the new lines to the existing system. We also had to ensure that all construction personnel adhered to the strict ICRA requirements so that patients and test results were not negatively affected by construction activities.

Dunlop & Johnston worked closely with University Hospitals and the architect to resolve unforeseen site conditions quickly so that schedule was not impacted. We also recommended changes to the phasing plan that were more beneficial to hospital operations and our construction activities.

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