June 04, 2018
This project consists of renovating existing space on the first and second floors of the Lutheran Hospital Pavilion to provide new emergency/continuous patient services with various cancer illnesses. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Emergency Center’s project posed many challenges due to its location with patients, staff and visitors. The location of the new Emergency Center project was constructed in one of the most highly concentrated areas of patient population, visitors, M. D. Anderson staff services, access routes to food and dining services and other administrative support areas. Some of those challenges include ensuring the best construction safety practices by implementing Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) and Infection Control measures between the construction areas and the patients/staff during hospital, clinic and dining services business hours. Other challenges include coordination of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) shutdown while maintaining essential MEP services in the hospital, Dining Services and other business support areas.