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culture and its more
than 700 employees distinguish
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it from the competition.
also have a basement and loading dock.
Both the cancer center and hospital are
about 30 feet apart, so we're also building a
tunnel that connects them."
Hunwardsen notes Knutson has not
faced any challenges thus far, despite the
company's aggressive schedule to complete
the project on time. "The first phase of the
cancer center is due Sept. 15 and the second
phase is October," he explains. "So the
cancer center will be completed in roughly
eight months, while the hospital has a
14-month construction schedule."
Communication and remaining on
schedule are critical for this project, Hunwardsen adds. "Teamwork is also critical
for us," he says. "We have to work as a team
because if we don't, we won't communicate
and function as one. If we are not one, we
won't get anything done. So being five
months in right now for this project, we're
knocking on wood, things are going great."
Additionally, due to the project's aggressive schedule, many of the materials and
building methods - which were selected
with the help of Knutson's subcontractors
and design team - were chosen to meet the
speed of construction.
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Hunwardsen notes that Knutson believes
it is only as good as its partners, which is
why the company's relationships with its
subcontractors are crucial to its success.
helped Knutson stay on schedule
with its work on the hospital.