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Institutional | WURSTER CONSTRUCTION - BROWNSBURG MEDICAL CENTER
from Wurster was instrumental
in reconceptualizing the project.
WURSTER'S DESIGN IDEAS AND COST TRACKING ALLOWED A CLIENT TO THINK BIG. BY TIM O'CONNOR
onstruction firms that get
involved early in the design of a
project have the opportunity to
help shape the final result. For
Hendricks Regional Ambulatory Care in
central Indiana, input from Wurster Construction was instrumental in reconceptualizing a planned outpatient medical center
into a fully realized hospital.
Hendricks Regional Health, a healthcare
organization that provides health services in
Hendricks County west of Indianapolis, selected Wurster early in the planning process
for what it expected to be an emergency and
outpatient care center in Brownsburg, Ind.
As the architecture firm, BSA LifeStructures,
began to design the project, Wurster provided cost estimates, scheduling proposals and
constructability reviews on the project.
"We think the owner benefits from being
able to take input on the design but at the
same time understanding the cost considerations of those decisions," Wurster Vice
President Kevin Turner says. "That's where
we were able to help and also with scheduling decisions."
The project's construction budget began
at $26 million, but as Wurster provided
cost estimates, Hendricks Regional Health
realized it could afford to invest more into
the facility to upgrade it into a hospital with
six overnight beds. The change expanded
the construction budget to $32 million and
the overall project budget to $48 million.
In addition to the overnight beds, the
100,000-square-foot facility will house an
emergency department and immediate
care center, lab and radiology services and
a cardiac rehab program. A comprehensive
women's center, physical rehab, physician
offices, a pharmacy and retail space also will
Wurster Construction -
Brownsburg Medical Center
* Location: Brownsburg, Ind.
* Employees on-site at peak: 68
* Scope of work: Hospital construction
"We ink e owner benefits
from being able to take input on
e design but at e ame time
understanding e cost considerations." - Kevin Turner, vice president
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