Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2015

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1. The window grouping at the third fl oor features a "DNA band," with varying glass widths and multiple colors wrapping the building. This band brings generous light into the building, critical for a patient's sense of well-being. 2 An exterior courtyard healing garden at the fourth fl oor, as seen from the rooftop, provides calming views from patient rooms and offers a respite for patients, visitors and staff. 3. A fourth-fl oor healing garden for patients, staff and visitors provides a relaxing environment. PROJECT TEAM: St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower Project Owner/Developer: Petra Integrated Construction Strategies General Contractor/ Construction Manager: McCarthy Building Companies Architect: Taylor Design Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers Electrical Engineer: SASCO Mechanical Engineer: Southland Industries Fire/Life Safety: ARUP Interior Design: Montanio Design Group Acoustics: Newsom Brown Acoustics Civil Engineer: Psomas Landscape Design: Rabben/Herman Design Offi ce, Ltd. Medical Equipment Planning: RTKL ing what needed to be done to meet goals. The benefi t of this purpose-driven mindset was a collective ability to craft an agreement to deliver the new tower based on the owner's needs. The team used this clear direction to maximize its leadership and resources. When questions surfaced, the design and construction entities would quickly self-analyze responses as they related to the established cost and scope parameters. In turn, team members ensured the right people were in the room at the right time to make time-ef cient decisions in the best interest of the project. All design and construction stakeholders benefi ted from a long-lens view focused 3 MCDM AG.COM | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2015 | Medical Construction & Design 37

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