HEALTHCARE / HIGHER EDUCATION
Texas Tech University - Medical Science Building
Broaddus & Associates provided Construction Management-Agent (CMA) services for the new research facility for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. The Medical Science Building II is 220,000-SF research facility housing complex research laboratories, lecture halls and classrooms, teaching spaces for each school, and faculty/researcher and staff offices. Additionally, this project expanded utility infrastructure and developed additional parking.
Broaddus & Associates joined the project at the Programming Phase Kickoff and was engaged throughout the project delivery life cycle. This enabled us to develop the early Conceptual Total Project Estimate, the Master Project Schedule, author and facilitate the development of the Project Management Plan, recommend our Project Definition Rating Index workshops to mitigate project risk, lead and manage the project team from formation in the creation of an effective high-performance team, and conduct numerous design reviews that included Broaddus & Associates subject matter experts. We guided the team to successfully achieve all mandatory program elements within a design that was priced by the CMAR’s GMP, within the construction budget provided by TTUS.
Strategies to achieve an in budget GMP included an early recognition that the construction budget allocated was insufficient to build out the entire interior of the planned building. We worked with Owner and End User Leadership to develop a list of key programmatic elements that were necessary for the institution to execute the primary mission/purpose of the new building. A series of Add-Alternates were also developed and priced as part of the GMP to provide the project flexibility to maximize project scope delivery once potential buyout savings could be recognized. This strategy allowed the project to fund and deliver a third chiller requested by Facilities and upgrade to CAT 6A cabling for the wireless access points.
Broaddus & Associates was able to achieve a documented value add of more than $400K, separate and above the $1.2M Value Engineering ideas accepted as part of the GMP. Ultimately, the project was completed within the project budget.