The Harborview Medical Center Bond Program involved seismically retrofitting the medical center and providing increased capacity for needed services. The extent of the program included the construction of two new buildings, seismic reinforcement to existing buildings and the demolition of two unsound buildings. The new structures were designed to accommodate services displaced from the demolished buildings, including inpatient/outpatient clinical services and the medical examiner’s office.
Beginning in 2002, Vanir acted as the project oversight consultant, ensuring the scope, schedule and budget were consistently monitored to protect the owner’s interests. We also provided technical assistance, as needed, throughout the projects.
Staying under budget
Vanir was directly involved in assisting the project management team and GC/CM contractor with keeping the project within budget. In one instance, a Vanir value engineering suggestion saved the project $3 million.