Phased Building Projects: making them work in rural hospital environments


Successful completion of a phased building project depends on several factors, including:

  • The phasing process has been part of the discussion since the beginning of the project’s planning process.
  • Phasing discussions involve all the key players: the hospital’s leadership team, the project design team, and the construction team. Facility staff must also be included in the communications loop, with multiple opportunities for dialogue during the project.
  • Project phasing is part of the agenda for all project review meetings.

Refinements to the project schedule are often made during the construction process. These changes are sometimes driven by management needs, sometimes by design or construction team players. When all team members are involved in the planning from the beginning of the process, these changes are typically easy to accommodate.

Construction in progress at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.

Construction in progress at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists (Willmar, MN).