OhioHealth Neuroscience Center at Riverside
The OhioHealth Neuroscience Center at Riverside is new 400,000 SF neuroscience and cardiac patient tower. The facility provides a wide range of specialists with the latest technology and resources. The tower includes:
- 224 single-patient rooms
- Three interventional radiology labs
- Eight operating rooms
- Linear accelerator
- Three MRIs
- Two stereotactic radiosurgery vaults
- Outpatient clinics
- 30 diagnostic and treatment rooms
The project also included the renovation to the existing surgical suite serving the campus, several main entrances, a 500-600-car addition to a four-story parking garage, as well as an emergency generator building for 8,000 kilowatts of emergency power. There was also a boiler house renovation for insertion of a new boiler into the existing campus steam services and several acres of sitework enhancements.
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
The project team was committed to innovation in all aspects of the delivery. We worked to develop a process to engage our design-assist trade partners for scopes that would allow the project to employ off-site, multi-trade prefabrication. Trade firms were short-listed based on qualifications and worked with the project team for six weeks during schematic design in our collocated space. This allowed the firms to get a true understanding of the project, scope and direction, and allowed our team to measure which personnel had the best chemistry with our team.
With this knowledge, the project team asked the firms to participate in a series of meetings, which demonstrated their ability to conceptually budget, their expertise in BIM and their willingness to embrace off-site, multi-trade prefabrication. Upon selection, the design-assist firms moved into the colocation space and joined the appropriate cluster groups. The goal was to incorporate the concept of off-site prefabrication and work together to maximize its use. With colocation, the design team and our trade partners could work together to influence the design to increase the opportunity for prefabrication to benefit the cost and schedule of the project. As a result, the team successfully prefabricated overhead racks, bathrooms, headwalls, zone valve box walls and single bathroom wet walls.