In collaboration with the owner (Sutter Health) and architect (Boulder Associates), we created standardized templates for the common rooms housed within this two-story facility including, exam rooms, restrooms, and office space. Once these standardized labor and cost-loaded templates were created, they were sent to our MEP Manufacturing Facility for production. Upon completion, the MEP panels were palletized by area of the building and flat-pack shipped to site for final installation.
Utilizing this approach, Mark III was able to beat the framing and in-wall utility schedule duration by 73%, installing all interior walls (including electrical, low voltage, and plumbing in-wall) for the 18K SF facility in just 8 days.
This design-build project is a two-story 18K SF medical office building for Sutter Health. The facility houses (25) exam rooms, (7) restrooms, (3) treatment rooms, (8) offices and (5) negative pressure rooms. Leveraging the opportunity for standardization, all MEP’s and metal-stud framing for this project were manufactured off-site before being delivered for installation. Mark III’s scope included the design and installation of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, including furnishing and installing all electrical, plumbing, and HVAC equipment. Once the shell building was handed off to Mark III Construction, this fast-track project was completed within 4 months.
VDC and Manufacturing
Manufactured and installed in phases, Mark III’s VDC and manufacturing teams worked in tandem to design and manufacture a total of (167) wall panels and MEP assemblies. Each panel was modeled, manufacturing documents created, and material procured before assembly began in our MEP manufacturing facility. Finished panels are stacked on a pallet in strategic order by area and are shipped to the job site for installation.
Once the material is on site, finished panels are staged and installed. First, panels are stood then shot down with anchors and cross-braced at the corners or intersection with the exterior walls. Early estimates indicate that each panel will be installed in under 10 minutes.
Mark III is responsible for the full MEP scope, including HVAC wet and dry systems, electrical, and plumbing. The HVAC wet system includes a hydronic boiler skid with booster pump that serves a total of (26) VAV’s. The HVAC dry side has a total of (4) indoor and (4) outdoor units with (2) exhaust fans and (2) rooftop Trane AC units integrated with controls to the wet HVAC system. Plumbing has multiple prefabbed in-wall assemblies with a total of (79) fixtures. The electrical side includes a fully furnished lighting package upgrade with Title 24 compliant controls, (3) sub panels, (1) high board, and (3) low boards.
Partnership with Sutter Health
Since 2018, Mark III and Sutter Heath have partnered with one goal mind – to deliver healthcare projects better, faster, and cheaper. Together, we are accomplishing this by moving construction off-site to our manufacturing facility where we are building full-scale modular construction units and MSK’s (manufactured standardized kits). This is the first on-site project following the completion of the joint R&D efforts called Project Mountain. Together, Mark III, Sutter Health, and Deacon joined forces to utilize manufacturing and modular building to build the Sutter Natomas Medical Office Building.