Foster CM Group, as a subconsultant on the Program Controls team, provided Project Controls Management of Project/Document Controls and Training Management services on Parkland Hospital’s $1.3 billion New Replacement Program (the New Parkland Hospital), which consisted of a 1.7-million-square-foot, 862-adult bed, full service acute-care hospital; a 380,000-square-foot outpatient center; 275,000-square-feet of office space; a 3,000-space parking structure and other support facilities. At approximately 20 acres in size and more than 1.3 million-square-feet of building space, the original Parkland Hospital was comparable in scale to a downtown District or University campus. As it existed, the hospital was 50% too small to handle the annual volume of patients—which was at more than 1 million visits per year. The replacement hospital accommodates Dallas County’s population, which is expected to double by 2025, and meet the County’s future healthcare needs.
Overall responsibilities included helping to create the Program Controls Procedural Manual; assisting with implementation of the Procedures manual and best business practices; participating in Parkland On-Boarding process by conducting On-Boarding training for all contractors, consultants and clients in Parkland On-Boarding process; and serving as the New Parkland SharePoint Administrator. As Training Manager; our staff scheduled, developed and conducted training for all contractors, consultants, and clients on the Construction Management System (Prolog Manager; Prolog Converge and Encompass); coordinated and implemented Change Management and Cost Management routing process and tracked their progress and status; and provided network troubleshooting and solution(s) with SharePoint, Encompass, Citrix, Prolog Manager and Prolog Converge.
As Project Controls Manager, we monitored the program budgets and tracked spending against bond funds. Additional responsibilities included projecting forecast spending and cash flow to the end of the project; helping develop a program interface between Prolog Manager software and Parkland’s Lawson Accounting—to exchange contract invoices and purchase orders; helping to develop a program interface to exchange budget information with Primavera P6 scheduling; tracking medical equipment spending, purchase orders and invoices; and developing and teaching an invoice training class to instruct subcontractors how to submit their own invoices to Parkland. As Technical Manager, we managed Prolog and Converge software tools, designed custom reports, performed database and software maintenance and provided network troubleshooting and solutions.
The New Parkland Hospital project has won multiple awards including:
- 2015 Regional Hispanic Contractors Association – Project of The Year
- 2015 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas – Honor Award, Built category
- 2015 Texas Society of Architects/AIA Texas – Design Award
- 2015 Building Design+Construction Building Team Awards – Gold Award
- 2015 Post-Tensioning Institute – National Award of Excellence
- 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas – Honor Award, Unbuilt category
- Document Controls
- Project Controls
Construction Cost: $1.3 billion