As part of a design build/integrated project delivery (IPD) team led by Hensel Phelps, Bergelectric designed and constructed the electrical installation at Sharp Ocean View Tower in Chula Vista, CA. This impressive seven-story, inpatient hospital tower was completed at the end of 2019—ahead of schedule and under budget. Within the 106-bed tower, there is a grand two-story lobby on the ground floor, with separate surgery and ICU waiting rooms—placed adjacent to courtyards and healing gardens. Three floors make up the bulk of the tower with patient rooms flanking both the eastern and western sides for views with natural lighting. The central core of the facility houses physician and nursing functions, such as call stations, for quick and effective responses. To further elevate the experience, the hospital’s “redefined dining” is located on the top floor, providing 270-degree views of the ocean and chaparral-covered hills.
From the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA): Design-Build Done Right® Delivered
A key element to the team’s success was building a culture of dynamic problem solving. According to the Owner, the team was open-minded, collaborative, creative, and executed solutions quickly & effectively. Early collaboration eliminated the need to obtain deferred approvals, which reduced the project review schedule by six months—allowing construction to start one year ahead of time. Contingency savings allowed Sharp Healthcare to significantly enhance and upgrade the building without adding additional cost to the budget. Through multiple user reviews with full virtual and physical mock-ups, over 72 items were identified and revised, more than 100 process improvements were made, and the result was one which included 55 design features to support Sharp’s commitment to be a High Reliability Organization (HRO). Despite being a complex California hospital project, this high-performance team was able to
exceed expectations on shared target goals related to safety, quality, cost excellence and schedule.