North Central Baptist Hospital Orthopedic Addition
San Antonio      
Award of Merit

Owner: Tenet Healthcare
Lead Design Firm: ESa
General Contractor: Robins & Morton
Civil Engineer: Pape-Dawson Engineering
Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
MEP Engineer: Enfinity Engineering LLC
Electrical: Enterprise Electric

The scope of work on the $32-million orthopedic surgery and patient tower addition included a 75,000-sq-ft, three-story patient tower along with a 15,000-sq-ft renovation of the existing facility.

Five ft of rain fell during construction, resulting in a 30-day delay. To catch up, crews worked seven days a week for five months. The construction team also had to dig elevator shafts by hand when the elevator’s proximity to the central sterile and active patient rooms made it impossible to bring equipment to that location. Teams built temporary walls with a waterproofing membrane to protect the facility after removing the facade to tie into the original building. The facility remained active throughout construction, which crews completed with no lost-time incidents.

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