Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Construction of Grandview Medical Center
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Brasfield & Gorrie announces the completion of construction at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Brasfield & Gorrie and strategic partner A.G. Gaston served as construction managers for this project at Grandview Medical Center. The scope of work included the build-out of a 12-story, million-square-foot hospital constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie in 2002 as well as related construction for Daniel Corporation of a 220,000-square-foot POB and 2,900-space parking deck. Brasfield & Gorrie also completed site work and integrated systems between the new POB and the existing hospital.
In a fitting nod to the hospital’s future as a center of innovation, the project team utilized numerous innovative tools and techniques during construction. When the project was halted in 2003, the team had spent nearly $1 million printing blueprints; during the recently completed project, the team spent less than $50,000 on drawing distribution. A key contributor to these savings included a self-mesh-able wireless network encompassing the entire 15-acre jobsite that enabled drawings to be immediately updated on 150 iPads with one click of a button.
Other innovative measures included digital mobile plan carts, 4-D laser scanning of the building for use in BIM modeling in lieu of verification of all existing structural and MEP components by hand, and even a partnership with Auburn University to research ways to use unmanned aerial vehicles when inspecting existing building skin.
“With the completion of this project, our team marks the fruition of work we began 14 years ago,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Regional President Jack Darnall. “The opening of this innovative new facility fills an increasing need for immediate access to care and marks a meaningful milestone for our team.”