BRONX, NY (June 2020) — With more than one hundred properties spanning across five million square feet, Healthcare Construction Company, Simone Health, uses their vast knowledge specializing in healthcare properties to share four helpful tips for healthcare construction in prefabricated buildings.
- Begin collaboration early. Early collaboration and decision making promotes creativity and confidence in designers when it comes to the project at hand. Prefabricated buildings offer an increased level of convenience due to the elements already established and in place at the beginning of the construction process.
- Water test bathroom pods. It’s simple for developers to design mock pods for client review, but a water test is the essential step that is routinely skipped. Don’t take the easy way out. Conducting water tests can shed light on unforeseen issues before any additional construction begins, saving you both time and money.
- Get designing – be prepared to make design decisions earlier than usual. Every little detail counts but when it comes to designing a prefabricated building, it’s easy to overlook the small details such as paint color or lighting hues. Start with the basics and then dive into a higher level of attention to detail even before project designers lay eyes on the work. This approach will set your team up for success down the line.
- Be cautious of connection locations of prefab components. Keep an eye out for the connection locations of prefabricated components as your team begins installation. When determining the prefabrication space, make sure there is room to accommodate every aspect of every component. Potentially tight working spaces can lead to possible construction challenges and delays. Staying aware of measurements and maintaining a close eye on how the project will unfold is essential when managing a construction project for a prefabricated building.
“The advantages of prefabricated buildings are tremendous from lowered building costs to higher efficiency in construction. Following these four steps will help you and your business stay ahead of the game and avoid some commonly made mistakes,” said Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies.
About Simone Health: Simone Health Development Companies is a full-service real estate investment company specializing in the acquisition and development of office, retail, industrial and healthcare properties in the New York tristate area. Headquartered in the Bronx, the privately held company owns and manages more than 5 million square feet of property in the Bronx, Westchester County, Queens, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. The company’s portfolio includes more than 100 properties and ranges from multi-building office parks to retail and industrial space. The largest and most successful development from Simone Health is the 42-acre Hutchinson Metro Center office complex located directly off the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. The first two phases of the complex, which comprise nearly 750,000 square feet of Class A office and medical space, are fully leased. Two additional phases totaling 650,000 square feet (370,000-square-foot Metro Center Atrium and 280,000-square-foot Tower Two), are completed and fully leased.
Joe Simone, President of Simone Development Companies