Continued Success at UT Southwestern

Leslie Marcum
UT Southwestern Medical Center opens William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

After years of planning and design, and 48 months of construction and equipment installment, the UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) opened its doors to the new 1.3 million square foot  William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Technical Director / Senior Scheduler Joe Libert of Faithful+Gould’s Chicago office provided schedule support services to UTSW beginning with preliminary project schedules and cash flow analyses. Joe’s services continued with construction manager at risk bid evaluations, monthly site visits and schedule reviews throughout the 44-month construction period and four months of post construction medical equipment procurement and commissioning support.

For six years Joe has been providing scheduling services for the University of Texas Southwestern. Faithful+Gould has provided ongoing professional scheduling analysis services for multiple projects on the UT Southwestern Medical Center’s 231-acre campus in Dallas, Texas. In 2008, Guillermo Ramos, director of capital improvement projects at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, asked Joe Libert to join his team to support his project managers and a series of upcoming projects UTSWMC’s growing campus. Six years later, Joe is still providing schedule-related support to the CIP team and ready to embark on a series of new projects.

UTSW CIP has successfully managed over $1 billion of complex projects in the past six years,” Guillermo said. “During this time, we have counted on Faithful+Gould to provide scheduling expertise to review the contractor’s schedule at the beginning of the project and monitor the revisions and updates during.

Faithful+Gould’s scheduling service has been key in our ability to evaluate the contractor’s initial schedule baseline...due to their scheduling expertise and leadership, we have been able to better manage the project schedules and respond to any scheduling concerns before they became a crisis. Faithful+Gould’s services also assisted UTSW in reducing our risk of delay claims and to be proactive with scheduling concerns.”

Throughout the years Joe has reviewed and validated the construction manager’s project schedule, and advised UTSW of any risks that could alter the proposed completion dates. He has performed periodic site visits to monitor construction and compare progress to the timeline on projects ranging from $5 million to $650 million.

Projects have included the 4-story biotechnology development complex, 12-story lab research facility, 4-story Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, 67,000 square foot thermal energy plant, 45,500 square foot material management building, 4-story, 560 vehicle visitors garage, 6-story, 600 vehicle staff garage, interior fit-out of existing lab research support building, and an interior fit-out of the existing medical office building.

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