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Akron Children's Hospital Kay Jewelers Pavilion

The MMC Contractors team provided extensive budgeting, preconstruction, BIM, prefabrication and installation of all plumbing, medical gas and HVAC systems for the new 368,735 SF children's hospital critical care tower. The project was constructed using Integrated Lean Project Delivery®(ILPD) and was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Silver certification. (LEED Certification is in progress.)

The hospital already was utilizing Lean processes in their daily operations and wanted to incorporate Lean methodology into the design and construction of their new patient tower. In a nearby warehouse space, full-size cardboard mock-ups were constructed of various departments. In these mock-ups doctors, nurses, staff members and patient family members could experience a variety of scenarios and provide input into the design. By spending a little more time 'up front' in the design and planning process, the hospital was able to construct the 7-story facility reducing initial plans by approximately 34,000 square feet.

MMC Contractors field personnel utilized a Total Station to locate 32,000 points for embeds of pipe and ductwork hangers, equipment curbs and other through floor systems. The last embeds were installed on March 30, 2014 with the final concrete pour on Level 8 (roof top) occurring on April 1st and a Topping Out Ceremony was held on April 2, 2014. The hospital was completed in February 2015 - a full 2 months ahead of schedule -  and held a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 23, 2015, admitting patients just days after. 

Additional Project Information:

Square Feet: 368,735
Project Location: Akron, Ohio
General Contractor: Welty/Boldt Joint Venture
Project Owner: Akron Children's Hospital
Project Architect: HKS, Inc. and Hasenstab Architects, Inc.
Project Engineer: ccrd and Bandwen Williams Kindbom
Field Office: Kansas City

"As we close-out this very successful project, I just wanted to let you know that we appreciate MMC Contractors contribution. Your team was engaged very early on during our Pre-construction efforts, throughout the project, and through final completion.Your team was always willing to try something new, never said “no”, and always gave a 100% percent. Thank you for providing a talented team and I look forward to working together in the future. "
-Trent Jezwinski - Project Executive, Boldt Construction