Frasier Meadows Retirement Community-Health Care Remodel
Type of Construction
Partner, Plan, Build Better.
This was a design build renovation of an existing, 41,000 sf, star-shaped health care facility consisting of a central hub surrounded by six residential wings. The central hub functions as a living/meeting room with adjacent kitchen facilities.
Scope of work included owner-contracted abatement, a complete renovation of all interior finishes, and the conversion of two wings to a secure Alzheimers Facility. Work on the facility was divided into seven phases consisting of the six wings and the central hub.
The renovation included residential and institutional finishes, new plumbing, HVAC and electrical throughout, and new fan coil units in each room. A minor kitchen remodel involved ceiling and flooring work.
Secure Alzheimers Wing
The secure Alzheimers Wing was remodeled in the same fashion as the rest of the facility, but with the following additions
· Delayed access controls
· Nurses station
· Bathing/ therapy rooms
· Fob-controlled access points
To minimize disruptions to the rest of the campus and to provide safety for residents, Pinkard blocked access to the rest of the campus by sealing off doors and sidewalks that provided access to the building. All deliveries and staging were conducted on the far side of the building, away from the campus
Phasing and sequencing of the project involved working closely with the asbestos contractor in a wing-by-wing, seven-phase approach. The asbestos contactor set up a "clean room" in the central hub, from which all abatement activities in the wings were staged. As the abatement was completed in a wing, Pinkard would move into that wing and begin the remodel. This process continued, finishing with the central hub.
Because access to each wing was through the central hub, Pinkard had to coordinate all remodel and deliveries so as to not contaminate the clean room or interfere with abatement.