Mercy initiated plans to build the new $335 million Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., in just three years. The owner and its general contractor, McCarthy, made the decision early in the design phase to bring in the major mechanical, electrical and plumbing subcontractors in a design-assist role — aka the modified integrated project delivery construction method.
As part of the team, U.S. Engineering was hired to handle the mechanical and plumbing design, fabrication and installation of the entire project. Given the tight schedule, size and scope of the job, and the survey-accuracy positioning required for every component, U.S. Engineering knew it would have to draw all of its technology expertise to keep the project on track. They’ve stayed on schedule and much more. Since project go-ahead in December 2011, the company has established what it says is one of the industry’s most efficient, accurate and repeatable design-to-fabrication-to-installation workflows ever put in place on a hospital project.