St. Joseph’s/Wheaton Franciscan Wauwatosa Campus Outpatient Center located at 201 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa, WI. Hunzinger served as Construction Manager and BLM Group served as Master Architects and Eppstein Uhen Architects were the local designers. Hunzinger completed the 210,000 square foot, 5 story Outpatient Center and 836-stall, 5-story parking structure in only 10 months. The complex multi-functional interior of the healthcare center houses a state-of-the art urgent care center, rehabilitation labs, a pharmacy, laboratories, exam rooms, a pediatric and women’s center, an imaging department, and four operating room suites.

The project team overcame the challenge of extreme fast-track construction by employing unique solutions including: utilizing new, cutting-edge technologies and systems; intertwining the design and construction to allow for multiple changes without affecting the original completion date; and developing unique, money-saving and time-saving approaches to site coordination. Hunzinger began to erect 1,000 tons of steel just 7 weeks after the groundbreaking that began with multiple building demolitions. An innovative forming system was utilized to place over 14,000 yards of concrete in record time. Seven months into the project, the entire site doubled in size and required a complete site redesign, including demolition and abatement of a hotel, the addition of a 12-inch, 1,200-foot water main, and the creation of a 250-space parking lot and new perimeter road. The seamless coordination between the project team members, architects, and engineers allowed for design and construction to occur simultaneously without ever affecting the original occupancy date.

Paul Dell Umo
CEO Covenant Healthcare