- 80 beds, 17-bed ED
- 3 stories, molded cornice
- Built with LifeAire Systems air purifier that kills viruses
- Owner: St. Luke’s University Health Network
- Architect: BDA Architects
- Location: Lehighton, PA
- Square Feet: 158,000 SQ FT
- Sustainable Construction & Green Building
"They understood what they needed to do very quickly, and that exceeded my expectations."View Project
Network Vice President, Planning and Construction Management at St. Luke's University Health Network
IMC's Innovative Approach to Project Challenges
The project and the pandemic began at the same time. Materials, labor and schedule were all adversely affected, requiring the project team to redefine processes, leverage collaboration and new tools to deliver the project rapidly.
IMC leveraged their experience with the client and VDC to strategize opportunities for prefabrication. Last Planner System and other Lean tools were implemented to enhance decision-making and collaboration.
Over 95% of the headwalls were prefabricated offsite, shifting 1,500 hours into a controlled work environment. Through the adoption of Lean processes and use of BIM technology, the project was completed and in use ahead of schedule.