Quincy, MA When confronted with the pandemic and projects being put on hold, The Beth Israel Lahey Health and G. Greene Construction team were all presented with a project roadblock that was overwhelming and unprecedented. Shutting down just days prior to mobilizing on site left everyone positioning for how to proceed safely and productively. For the Care Center – Quincy project this held a larger dilemma as the team was embarking on creating a new Urgent Care facility. A much needed facility for the community as the nearby facility had recently announced its closing. G. Greene was now presented with two major reasons to expedite the opening of this 10,000 s/f facility for the institution and the local community.
October 28th the ground level space opened to the public. When entering visitors will be greeted by a three-tiered reception desk and waiting areas that support safe social distancing. The treatment area has nine exam and six treatment rooms, these rooms form a racetrack feel around the facility. In the center, two open-concept nursing stations allow nurses to be just an arm reach away from their patients. In addition to patient rooms Quincy Urgent Care also includes two radiology suites, one completely fit out with Siemens equipment and the other prepared for future facility growth.
With their strong subcontractor partnerships, G. Greene managed, implemented and exceeded the city, state and CDC protocols and applied LEAN installation sequencing, that allowed all to work in a safe and organized flow.
Allowing social distancing and a pattern that mitigated any loss of time between trade installations. Having fully coordinated the mechanical components during the expedited procurement process supported the safe and timely infrastructure systems installations. All these efforts delivered this Urgent Care space eight weeks early.
Superintendent Pat Giammarco, utilized his experience, planning an old school method of “ask a question while providing the answer” and documenting all field related items through Procore Technologies made the decision-making process seamless and mitigated any loss time. In this trying time working with a positive team has never been more important and truly made this project as successful as it is.
Paul Crawford, director of facilities planning and construction at BIDMilton said “Under the burden of the pandemic and the challenges it has wrought, having G. Greene Construction on this project has made all the difference in the world. The decorum and expertise of the entire G. Greene staff has made my job so much easier. The true test of a company’s mettle and grit is exposed during times of adversity and they have indicated to me that they are up to the task.”