The Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic (KOC) is a two-story, 32,500 sf ambulatory surgical treatment center. The 24,000 sf first floor consists of four operating rooms, one procedure room and shell space for two additional operating rooms. The second floor houses the corporate offices for OrthoTennessee, the parent company of KOC.
The project team used Building Information Modeling (BIM) for coordination of the Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) rough-in as well as material and connection points on the facade and steel structure. Our use of BIM helped us avoid a single change order – a rarity on any construction project. In addition, Messer completed the project two weeks early and returned more than $1 million in savings to the owner.
Construction Manager at Risk
Construction Management is a contractual agreement in which the construction manager (CM) is hired by the owner to coordinate the total construction of a project. The owner, designer /s and the construction manager are a team from planning through construction. The basic objective of the CM method is to integrate the project planning, design, construction and post-construction phases of the projects. This approach allows creativity in developing design to achieve the owner’s goals.
The CM is responsible for the performance of the job and holds the trade contracts in this arrangement. The CM also offers a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) which guarantees the owner that the total cost of the project will not exceed a maximum amount.
- Collaborative team approach
- CM provides creative input, strong planning and construction expertise during design
- Reduces owner project oversight
- Earlier reliable cost estimates
- Reduction in change orders
- CM holds financial risk with GMP
- Ideal for owners with internal management resources
- Allows for Fast-Track/early start of construction reducing overall schedule