Philadelphia, PA Drexel College of Medicine

Situation

Originally founded in 1848, Drexel College of Medicine has transformed into a dynamic force in academic medicine. To maintain its presence, JJ White was brought in to demo and renovate the 9th floor OB/GYN Medical Office and facility with all construction finishes and MEP to transform existing offices in to clinical space.

Challenge

20,00s.f. of renovations needed to be completed in an occupied building on a 7 month schedule. JJ White also had to work around and accommodate with the medical practice’s call center, and be very sensitive to their needs. Another challenge faced was that the crew had to avoid noise disruptions generated by the demolition to existing tenants as work was being completed on the 9th floor.

Solution:

JJ White crews operated on a flexible schedule to ensure everyday operations were uninterrupted. The demolition was completed during off-hours, and less noisy techniques were implemented during the normal work hours. In turn the crew completed new waiting room areas, exam room, and prep room.

Result

JJ White successfully and safely completed the 9th floor renovations under-budget and ahead of schedule without disturbing everyday operations. The 9th floor continues to be a fully functional OB/GYN medical office facility.