Lakeland HealthCare | CSM Group

Lakeland HealthCare

Center for Outpatient Services New Medical Office Building

Project Details

Client Lakeland HealthCare

Location St. Joseph, MI

Size (sq. ft) 57,000

Completion Date 2008


Project Description

CSM proposed an aggressive construction phasing plan with occupancy scheduled for November 2008. Anticipating detailed building features, our pre-construction and estimating services immediately enforced budget control. Value management “workshops” were conducted at strategic phases, which focused on optimizing quality and cost.

Through our value management process, we delivered the project 18 percent under budget. We used a proactive, integrated management tool that provided the owner with information and reports necessary to make informed decisions.

One project challenge was to design a new building that was consistent with the existing architecture of the Center for Outpatient Services. It was also important to provide a distinctive image for the cardiology practices. Additionally, as the new building added a third entry point to the Center, a succession of entry views was studied via 3-D modeling to confirm that visitors to the site could easily find their way.