Project Management Advisors, Inc.
Research Used and Lessons Learned
PMA implemented a User Change Request process in order to identify, evaluate, and implement technology and equipment updates with minimal schedule and budget impacts.
The project had to undergo a process to readjust the schedule and budget to realistic goals. During this schedule and budget “reset” process, PMA was instrumental in assisting with complex negotiations between a myriad of owner stakeholder groups and OSHPD, developing a plan to deliver the project in two distinct phases to minimize the impact of the schedule delay to the UCSD Health operations
As the owner's representative, PMA served as the liaison between the construction team, owner stakeholders, and the UCSD Fire Marshall to develop a plan to complete the physical tie-in’s between the new tower and the existing Thornton Hospital and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, mitigating potential impacts to operations and addressing fire-life safety concerns prior to construction commencing. Early and upfront coordination allowed construction to progress efficiently and opened vital lines of communication between the project team and the UCSD stakeholders impacted by the extremely invasive construction activities, which culminated in the tie-ins occurring with zero issues to hospital operations.
To make sure the project minimized impacts to the occupied facilities and the campus in general, PMA leveraged UCSD’s Advance Notice of Disruption protocol for logistics coordination.
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