University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, MI

In Spring 2007, the doors opened to a new home for the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center – and to a new way of treating heart and blood vessel diseases.

Key facts: 6 stories, 350,000ft2, 48 inpatient beds  - half of them for intensive care, 36 outpatient clinic areas, 12 suites for minimally invasive procedures, 8 operating rooms.

The centre also has 465 parking spaces, 3 sky bridges connecting it to the rest of the University of Michigan medical campus, and a welcoming street-level front entrance to make access easy. The center's clinical care, research and teaching activities focus on the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases, from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attacks, heart failure and stroke to aneurysms, arrhythmias, heart valve disease and heart-related birth defects. Our scope of work included a series of construction cost estimates during conceptual design, schematic design, design development and the construction document phase. We provided budget reconciliation, change order review, and value engineering advice to the architects and the owner’s project manager as needed.