Quandel was selected to provide construction management at-risk services for the new, 102-bed, five-story replacement hospital in York, PA. The hospital provides acute and emergency medical care, cardiology and vascular services, chronic disease management, surgical services, and treatment for patients in need of long-term, acute care. A central utility plant connected by an underground utility tunnel was part of this project. Performance Construction was responsible for the sitework.
As part of our contract, we selected design/assist trade partners for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection. Utilizing an integrated project approach, the team – UPMC, designers, Quandel, and trade partners – worked diligently to complete construction in 24 months.
Due to unique site constraints, the project involved multiple construction challenges. One site challenge was the unsuitable soils with multiple sink holes. To provide a stable foundation system, more than 700 micropiles have been installed. Another challenge was the 18” basement foundation retaining wall set atop concrete grade beams, all of which were poured in the middle of winter. Despite these conditions, the project was completed early and under budget.