Upfront Planning Enhances Lean Building
The success of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the largest healthcare management teams in the nation, is made possible through its service philosophy and foresight, which was the perfect complement to the project-delivery approach on the multi-million dollar upgrade of the Corona Regional Medical Center. Utilizing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Lean Design and Construction Processes—guided by the design-builder DPR Construction—this project featured the following practices in the preconstruction phase for the development of preliminary designs and budgets:
- Lean Training: Representatives from the designers, contractors and trade partners participated in Lean training sessions and formed a fully-collaborative core group to complete the validation studies for UHS.
- Set-based Design: Berg assisted the design team in honing a core set of the most useful alternatives for consideration, based on building requirements.
- A3 Documentation: Utilizing the scientific PDCA (plan-do-check-act/adjust) cycle, Berg systematically organized, analyzed and distilled a plethora of information down to a “future desired state”—all on a single sheet of paper.
- Target Value Design: UHS provided the IPD team with a set of required upgrades for the medical center—as well as the budget available for design and construction. As an electrical subcontractor with established design-build and OSHPD experience, Bergelectric worked with the team to develop the most efficient and cost-effective design, all the while eliminating rework and waste. The process of Target Value Design is to design to the owner’s set of values and a detailed estimate, rather then redesign after the project goes over budget.
- Conditions of Satisfaction: Berg, other members of the IPD team and UHS worked cooperatively in the design-build effort so that any performer of work was able to receive immediate feedback on how well they matched the pre-determined conditions of satisfaction.
250,000 Square Feet
Electrical Construction Cost
November 2009 – January 2015
Other Team Members
Berg Regional Office
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