Brasfield & Gorrie Celebrates Construction Milestone at Grandview Medical Center
January 16, 2015
Professional Office Building and Parking Deck Reach Full Height
Birmingham, Ala. (Jan. 16, 2015) –Brasfield & Gorrie today celebrated a critical milestone on the Grandview Medical Center project in Birmingham, Alabama. The new professional office building (POB) and parking deck, which both connect to the existing hospital structure, reached their pinnacle with the completion of their highest cast-in-place concrete levels.
During the ceremony, Brasfield & Gorrie recognized the field team for their hard work to top out the project, marking significant progress toward the completion of construction on the Grandview Medical Center campus.
“This is a milestone worth celebrating,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Senior Project Manager Tres Jernigan. “We have reached the top of the new structures with a significant portion of the work completed by our own labor force.”
To date, Brasfield & Gorrie has self-performed more than 1.2 million sq ft of cast-in-place concrete frame, blasted and removed 95,000 cu yds of rock from the site and completed more than 300,000 man hours.
Following construction industry tradition, the field crew erected a tree and an American flag at the structure’s highest point to commemorate this achievement. Approximately 1,000 construction team members and hospital staff attended the event.
“We are thrilled to see our campus taking shape day by day,” said Trinity Medical Center President and CEO Keith Granger. “This facility will serve an area of the community that has experienced rapid growth and an increasing need for immediate access to healthcare. We appreciate the diligence of Brasfield & Gorrie, A.G. Gaston,TM Earl Swensson Associates, all contractors and subcontractors, and other project team members who helped make this achievement possible.”
Brasfield & Gorrie and strategic partner A.G. GastonTM are serving as construction managers for this project at Grandview Medical Center. The scope of work includes the build-out of a 12-story, 1 million sq ft hospital constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie in 2002 as well as related construction for Daniel Corporation of a 220,000 sq ft POB and 2,900-space parking deck. Brasfield & Gorrie is also completing site work and integrating systems between the new POB and the existing hospital. The project is on schedule to open in October 2015.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22ndamong the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.
About Grandview Medical Center
Trinity Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital serving residents of Birmingham and surrounding communities. The hospital offers programs and services in all medical and surgical areas. This includes oncology, cardiology, robotic surgery, orthopedics, neurology, women’s health, mental health, digestive diseases, geriatrics, physical medicine and rehab, sports medicine, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and emergency care.
About Daniel Corporation
Founded in 1964, Daniel is an innovative full-service real estate company engaged in development, investment and management of office, multifamily, master-planned residential, resort, golf, urban mixed-use, retail, hospitality, medical and senior living properties. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with a regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm currently focuses on markets across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.