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The integrated lean project delivery (ILPD) approach helped Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center reduce change orders, RFIs and construction capital throughout the project. Key value add metrics included over $6 million in cost reduction opportunities and over $2.7 million in the value of scope enhancements/project risks accepted by the integrated team.
Embedded in Advocate’s ILPD success is their reliance on pre-fabricated and modular patient washrooms pods. The East Tower had 88 pods installed on its inpatient floors (Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center has installed 283 total washroom pods across three sites of care to date). Fabricated off-site, the pods are then delivered and installed sequentially to maximize quality, consistency and project timeline efficiency.
The pre-fabricated pods enabled Advocate to:
Building on the success of its East Tower project, Advocate Aurora Health-Christ Medical Center has leveraged patient washroom pods for other projects, advanced exam room pods, and is exploring modular patient rooms.