The Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Pinnacle was looking for a new home to serve as a flagship location for the outpatient component of this service line. Due to leasing issues, the HVI group needed to occupy the new suite by September 2022, just nine months from the beginning of programming.
IKM managed this highly compressed schedule with consistent collaboration with both the end user and facilities management groups of UPMC. Benchmark Construction was engaged simultaneously with IKM, and the two organizations worked in tandem to develop a schedule of construction-related activities supported by documentation to pre-order materials and sequence work.
Key milestones were identified through a pull planning exercise that determined when items like doors and hardware needed to be ordered to keep the project on schedule. The 46,000 square foot suite accommodates the expansion of Heart and Vascular services offered at UPMC Pinnacle. The Institute is now able to provide state-of-the-art care to patients in the surrounding area.