Construction Scheduling on New Ambulatory Care Center

Mike LePostollec
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently selected Faithful+Gould to provide construction scheduling services on its new 675,000-square-foot, eight-story ambulatory care center.

The new building will be built on top of a five-story subsurface parking garage, and it will house exam rooms, diagnostic treatment areas, a public library and retail and dining amenities. As part of this project, CHOP spent $150 million preparing the site of the old Civic Center for the largest excavation project in Philadelphia's history.

The ambulatory care center is part of CHOP’s grand plan for transforming its South Campus, an approximately eight-acre parcel located south of the main campus on Civic Center Boulevard. The campus is already home to the Colket Translational Research Building, which features clinical labs and space for outpatient care, particularly for children with multiple chronic conditions. The completed South Campus will nearly double the size of the hospital’s presence in the University City section of Philadelphia.

As part of the ambulatory care project, our team will review and validate the construction manager’s project schedule, and advise CHOP of any risks that could alter the proposed completion dates. Our team will also perform periodic site visits to monitor construction and compare progress to the timeline. Faithful+Gould previously developed cost estimates on the ambulatory care center to help CHOP finalize funding for the new building.

CHOP is among the largest employers in the city and is widely regarded as the best pediatric hospital in the United States. We look forward to continuing to help this client develop its presence throughout the region over the coming years.

Dan Shovlin, Faithful+Gould's Operations Director - Philadelphia

Dan Shovlin, operations director in Philadelphia, commented on our growing presence in Philadelphia, “CHOP is among the largest employers in the city and is widely regarded as the best pediatric hospital in the United States. We look forward to continuing to help this client develop its presence throughout the region over the coming years.” 

Faithful+Gould has provided project management/controls, cost estimating and scheduling services on projects for the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Comcast Corp and many of the greater Philadelphia region’s other significant employers.

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