Alex Grass Medical Sciences Building

Project Background

Reynolds was hired by PinnacleHealth as construction manager at-risk for the original construction of a new consolidated laboratory project for Harrisburg Hospital and its subsequent two-story expansion and orthopedic and spine fit-out projects.

The original 34,000-square-foot addition houses various laboratory facilities, including a robotic line and a pass-through connection to the OR suites, a blood donor center and private physicians’ offices. Additionally, the lab includes a new lobby and entrance to the hospital.

Reynolds provided preconstruction and construction management at-risk services for the building’s vertical expansion and fit-out project. It contains one floor operated by Select Medical. The other floor is devoted to the Pinnacle orthopedic services. Savings on the fit-out project allowed Pinnacle to authorize overtime and second shift to accelerate the Ortho-Spine fit-out project in order to complete it 2 months ahead of schedule. The result was earlier occupancy and service to the patients at Harrisburg Hospital.

The vertical expansion project was challenging because it was built over an existing occupied lab, and adjacent to patient rooms on a tight-site in downtown Harrisburg. As with any work within an occupied hospital, Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) was critical as was the requirement for noise control, security and building access.

Project Specs

Solutions: Construction

Project Architects:          

Original Construction: Francis Cauffman, Foley, Hoffman Architects

Vertical Expansion: GS Architects

Square Feet:                        

Original Construction: 34,000                                  

Vertical Expansion: 52,344

Construction Cost:           

Original Construction: $11 million

Vertical Expansion: $9.4 million

Fit-out Project: $5.4 million

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“Reynolds’ project team routinely provided problem-solving capabilities and insight into anticipated challenges. In particular, the projects’ building envelope was comprised of many unique elements. And Reynolds successfully procured and assembled the various components.”

Adam Dent, PE, Director, Commonwealth Services, Penn State University