Healthcare, Laboratory & Research

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - T. Boone Pickens Academic Tower

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) retained Broaddus & Associates to assist in implementation of its $2B capital program. The firm served as project manager on multiple design and construction contracts delegated to UTMDACC by the University of Texas System. T. Boone Pickens Academic Tower is a 21-story commercial office building located directly behind the existing Faculty Center facility. The building houses faculty, staff offices, and conference facilities. In addition, the facility has space for fitness centers, materials management, loading docks, retail functions, a dining area, hot and cold food service, a mailroom, a connecting 4-story plaza (with roof terrace that attaches to the existing Faculty Center), and a 24-ft connection to the existing elevated pedestrian bridge system.  

Broaddus & Associates served as the principal project manager within UTMDACC’s Capital Planning & Management Department to execute this project. The firm’s on-site team plus its corporate technical support team provided services that included to constructability reviews at interval parts of the project, independent estimating of pricing packages, independent review of the schedule, value engineering and construction inspection services. Broaddus & Associates vigorously protected MDACC’s interests by administering the A/E and CMAR contracts, tracking total project budget, producing monthly budget and project summaries to executives, and leading the project team in problem solving and issue resolution. Broaddus & Associates was able to save costs by holding the Construction Manager-at-Risk accountable to the drawings (specifications and general conditions). Broaddus & Associates’ construction inspector was actively involved in field observations, ensuring the Construction Manager-at-Risk adhered to contract specifications. This resulted in a highly cost-effective building within the densely urban and historically high-cost area of the Texas Medical Center.