November 03, 2011
Barton Malow Completes 1.1 Million Square Foot CS Mott Children's & Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital
Barton Malow Company has completed construction of the University of Michigan’s new C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, which began in 2005.
Nestled on a highly congested site in the midst of The University of Michigan Health System campus, and spanning the length of two football fields, meticulous planning and coordination efforts were required to bring the medically advanced design to life, and the 1,100,000 square foot project (designed by HKS Architects) completed on schedule.
Housing more than 30 air-handling units, three central floors of dedicated mechanical infrastructure provide the behind-the-scenes elements of the building’s design. Coordinating construction efforts off of the vital functions of these middle floors provided a clear plan and smooth transition to continuing upper and lower level construction activities. Important elements of these mechanical floors, essentially the structure’s “life lines,” were then in place to support further construction efforts and carry out the powerful design of the nation’s newest leading children’s hospital.
At project peak, 10 superintendents were working together, and with over 700 trades per day, to coordinate the intricacies of this impressive facility. Barton Malow’s diverse experience in healthcare construction provided the backbone for the successful coordination of 5 years worth of material deliveries, equipment installations, and schedule-intensive construction of the most sophisticated medical design features. The final product is a result of a combined team effort and the large-scale coordination of thousands of workers.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the hospital will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 4pm.