Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States unveiled in 2013 a new 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Halethorpe, Maryland, just south of Baltimore.
Southland Industries played a key role in the plan-and-spec project, installing the HVAC, plumbing, medical gas, and building automation systems for the four-story space that enclosed a variety of medical offices, including surgical and radiology suites, and a detached parking garage.
To speed up the installation process, Southland used BIM modeling, pre-fabrication techniques, and just-in-time deliveries. Specifically, the team spooled out the cast-iron pipe systems in a fabrication shop and used combination-rack piping systems that were prefabricated and delivered “just in time.” This approach significantly reduced installation time and material waste in the field.
Southland engineers provided innovative ideas throughout the BIM planning and construction process to ensure an on-time and efficient work flow. Additionally, the company’s “one-stop shop” approach for MEP enabled Kaiser Permanente to rely on a single company to coordinate all the mechanical utilities, which gave them more time to focus on the opening of the new facility and welcoming the community through its doors.