Methodist Celina Medical Center‘s first floor was recently erected and decked, which provided the perfect opportunity (and some shade!) for our project team and trade partners to celebrate their shared accomplishment in reaching this major milestone.
Skiles Group Superintendent Justin Davis tells the story:
During the project’s initial planning, our entire team worked to identify key risks to the execution of the schedule and our strategies to overcome them. For example, North Texas building projects are no stranger to the region’s expansive soils, and this project’s first floor—comprising well over 100,000 SF—would be heavily impacted. To mitigate the risk from these soil impacts, the design required a complex structural slab on void, an entirely isolated MEP piping underground system on its own void system that would attach to the structural slab, and isolation/expansion joints for every site utility exiting and entering the building pad of the facility.
Additionally, four fire lane entrances—interacting with TxDOT, NTTA, and county roads—were added to serve the new facility, and thousands of feet of new storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water mains, and fire mains were installed to allow the project’s 185-ton crawler crane to start setting steel atop the more than 500 drilled piers. Finally, thousands of cubic yards of concrete were poured to lay the foundation of the new hospital; this work was completed overnight to escape the heat of the day and allow for optimal curing conditions.
We battled rain, mud, storms, and extreme heat during the last seven months to provide a solid foundation for the rapid ascent of the steel structure. Our trade partners—including Cummings Electrical, RPM xConstruction, TAS Concrete Construction, LLC, Polk Mechanical Company, Moss Utilities, SteelFab, Deem Erectors, Vaquero Underground, and Terracon—have worked so well together to achieve this major milestone of getting out of the mud we wanted to show our appreciation.
The ‘Got It Out the Mud’ celebration featured BBQ from Tenders and Kona Ice and generous raffle prizes like a big screen TV, Milwaukee Tools, and Troubadorfest Tickets.