Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Construction of Grandview Medical Center
November 5, 2015
General contractor completes project started 14 years ago
Birmingham, Ala. (November 5, 2015) –Brasfield & Gorrie today announced the completion of construction at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Brasfield & Gorrie and strategic partner A.G. GastonTM served as construction managers for this project at Grandview Medical Center. The scope of work included 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 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-meshable 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.”
The hospital opened to the public on October 10, 2015.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, 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. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.
About Grandview Medical Center
Fitted with the latest technologies in medicine, 372-bed Grandview Medical Center opened in October 2015 to serve residents of Birmingham and surrounding communities. Conveniently located on Highway 280, Grandview offers diverse specialties from heart care to labor and delivery to robotic-assisted surgery. Specialty units include a Level III trauma center, certified Chest Pain Center, recognized stroke center, cardiac cath lab and neonatal, surgical and medical intensive care. For more information, visit www.GrandviewHealth.com.
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.