Digging up surprises at healthcare construction sites

Planning can avoid some problems, flexibility can turn them into positives

By Healthcare Facilities Today
August 26, 2013

In a recent blog on Healthcare Design's website, Managing Editor Jennifer Kovacs Silvis talks about some surprises found during hospital construction projects.

From World War II bunkers to 130-year-old trees or massive amounts of trench rock, these finds may make for great stories but also delay-causing situations for the construction crews. Planning can avoid many problems and others can be turned into positives for the project.

For the recent University of North Carolina Hospital’s Hillsborough Campus project, the team used building information modeling technology to provide rock evaluation for site preparation and coordinating underground utilities, according to a related Healthcare Design article.

Read the blog and the trench rock article.





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