Press Release: 05.03.2014

McCarthy Completes New Addition at Kaiser Permanente Southwood Campus

The finishing touches are complete on a new addition at Kaiser Permanente’s Southwood Comprehensive Medical Center on Mt. Zion Parkway. The May 2nd open house and ceremony marked the official opening of the new expansion and increases the services offered to Kaiser Permanente’s patients in the south metro-Atlanta area.

“KP’s mission is spreading good health through our communities,” said Kerry Kohnen, president, Kaiser Permanente Georgia. “Southwood now has house a state-of-the-art space for new specialties plus our emergency-trained staff will now be able to offer urgent care to this area.”

The two-story addition houses the Acute Care Center, Clinical Decision Unit, procedure suite, sterile processing, pain medicine, orthopedics, podiatry, urology, gastroenterology, surgery, optometry, ophthalmology, pulmonology, rheumatology, and endoscopy. Heavy renovations to the existing facility relocated imaging services to the new addition as well as updated the existing laboratory space, central reception and administration, primary care and pediatrics departments. During the course of this project, McCarthy also completed an addition to the MRI area, as well as a renovation in the existing medical center which will continue through the summer. The project is targeting to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

Utilizing BIM technology, McCarthy built the 60,000 square-foot facility in 10 months versus 12 by using modeling and installing pre-fabricated materials for all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems (MEP). In fact, all of the MEP systems underground, in wall and overhead were prefabbed from the BIM model, which took time on the front end to set up and coordinate, but resulted in efficient use of crew time in the field and less room needed at the site to store and secure materials. The use of BIM 360 allowed each subcontractor to manage quality control, punch lists and safety issues. Having access to open items allowed individual teams to monitor issues and plan next steps.

“This building is a great example of how today’s technology really enhances the building process,” commented Kevin Kuntz, McCarthy Southeast Division president. “Executing a short construction schedule is always good news received by clients and building partners alike. In this case, it allows people access to new medical services just a little bit sooner – and that’s a great thing we are proud to help provide.”

The space was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners, a national architectural and design firm with an Alpharetta, Georgia office.

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