The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal project includes the new Stanford Hospital and an expansion to the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Spire became involved with these projects by providing Project Controls services during the construction phase. We assisted one of the project contractors with the development of a baseline schedule, schedule updates, schedule review, cost assessments and analysis, productivity monitoring, and projections. Spire’s deliverables provided project executives with visibility into project performance and risks that support informed decision-making to help the project finish on time and under budget.
The entire Stanford renewal project is estimated to cost $5 billion, with $2 billion allocated for the new Stanford Hospital, and $1.1 billion for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital expansion. The new Stanford Hospital is seven stories, 824,000 SF, includes 368 patient rooms, and meets all current earthquake standards. The patient rooms provide oversized windows to afford views of the surrounding foothills. There is also a rooftop helipad, 17 operating rooms, five gardens, walking trails, and a meditation room. In addition to the new hospital accommodating advances in medical technology, there is a new Level I trauma center with 58 treatment bays that are three times larger than the previous facilities.
Construction claims are both costly and time-consuming for your organization and your clients. Being involved with projects from the initial kick-off, through construction, and resulting claims and litigation, Spire understands how claims develop and how to mitigate them. In some cases, when it is clear that claims are unavoidable, Spire prepares for disputes throughout the construction phase, setting their clients up for success if claims and litigation arise after a project finishes.
Our claims group comprises foremost experts in analyzing complex claims and disputes that originate on construction and engineering projects.
Maintaining clear lines of communication, strictly documenting project activities, and promptly responding to issues are proven ways to mitigate the possibility of delays and errors. Spire provides a variety of activities that support avoiding costly disputes including:
- Contract Reviews
- Change Order Request
- Review of Time Extension/TIA
- Pre-project Planning
- Plan Reviews
- Cost and Schedule Validation and Monitoring
- Constructability Reviews
Whether you are an owner, program manager, contractor, architect, construction manager, or subcontractor, Spire’s construction claims consultants have the knowledge and know-how to help you avoid disputes and mitigate claims.