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Generations Fertility Care Construction Updates

Artist rendering of the new Generations Fertility Care Clinic

Construction began in 2009 and was completed in July 2010. J.H. Findorff and Son, Inc. was responsible for the construction project.

Following are construction updates provided by Findorff project manager, Kyle Loest:

 

 

July 2, 2010 - The Final Installment

 

The completed Generations Fertility Care clinic"As of last Friday, 6/25/2010, construction work was completed on the Generations Fertility Care project and the building has been turned over to the UW Medical Foundation.

 

I would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work to make this such a successful project! From Dr. Lebovic, Dr. Bormann, UW Medical Foundation facilities department, end users of the facility, design team, Livesey Company, and to all the skilled workers and trades people that actually put the pieces together to make it reality.


It is amazing to think what is going to be happening in this building for years to come and all the joy it will bring so many families.


On behalf of Findorff, it was an absolute pleasure working with all the wonderful people associated with this project! Thank you for the opportunity!

 

Also, I would like to thank John Neal, the Findorff superintendent on site, for all his hard work and would like to wish him well in retirement. This was his last project after 37 years working for Findorff on and off. His first project for Findorff was the new UW Hospital on the concrete crew."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Received Substantial Completion from the architect
  • Received the Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Middleton
  • Finished installing the landscaping

Reception desk of the new Generations Fertility Care ClinicJune 11, 2010

 

"With all the finishes installed, the inside of the building looks great! All the flooring is done, the walls are painted, the wall coverings are installed, the cabinets are complete, the doors are hung and swinging, and the lobby area looks very nice when entering the main door from the parking lot. The lab area is getting the finishing touches as the med gas system is being certified and fume hood is being installed.

 

Outside the building, the metal panels are all installed, the parking lots are complete and the landscaping continues (as long as the weather cooperates)."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Installed the asphalt parking lots and striping of parking stalls
  • Metal panel installation is complete
  • Continued spreading the top soil and installing the landscaping
  • Completed the wood paneling in the lobby / waiting area
  • Finished the flooring in the lab area
  • Completed installation of acoustical ceiling tiles
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors completed the installation of final fixtures

Lab casework being installedMay 14, 2010

 

"We are coming down the home stretch for the construction of the new Generations project. There is less than two months left in construction and things are shaping up very nicely. The exterior site work has been started and the interior finishes are coming along very nicely!"


Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Installed the stone masonry on the Healing Garden walls
  • Metal panel installation is on going
  • Continued painting the lab area walls
  • Started installing the cabinets in the lab area
  • Continued installing the cabinets in the office and exam room areas
  • Started installing the flooring in the exam room areas
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors continue installing final fixtures 

Generations Fertility Care Clinic Construction: Masonry Wall in the Waiting Room

April 16, 2010

 

"The building is really starting to take shape as the exterior finishes are nearing completion.

 

The stone masonry under the entrance canopy is completed as well as inside the main entrance and waiting room. Starting next week we will start installing the cabinets in the offices and exam room areas. The following week the lab area cabinets will be installed. After the cabinets are installed, the flooring will start.

 

This is a very exciting time in the construction process."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Installed the exterior doors that occur within the glazing system
  • Continued installing the exterior 'chimney' stone veneer
  • Installed the stone masonry in the entrance / waiting room
  • Metal panel installation is on going
  • Continued painting the walls
  • Continued installing drywall on the lab walls
  • Continued taping the joints of the drywall
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling and in-wall rough-ins

Green painted walls in the new Generations office areaApril 2, 2010

 

"With the arrival of spring, exterior finishes continue. This past week we started both the 'chimney' stone veneer and the metal panels. As the exterior work progress, the interior finishes are also going well. The office areas have the first couple coats of paint on them, the exam room and lobby areas have the drywall joints taped, and the lab area is getting the final sheets of drywall put on."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Started installing the exterior 'chimney' stone veneer
  • Metal panel installation has started
  • Started painting the walls in the offices
  • Continued installing drywall on the lab walls
  • Continued taping the joints of the drywall
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling and in-wall rough-ins

 

Interior of Generations Fertility Care Clinic construction

March 19, 2010

 

"We could have not asked for a better week of weather! With this nice weather happening outside, lots of work continues inside the building.

 

The interior space continues to change rapidly from week to week. Inside the lab area, all the complex mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rough-ins are nearing completion. Once these are complete in the coming days, drywall will be installed in the lab area. Drywall is already installed in the rest of the building.

 

Hopefully this nice weather continues through the spring!"

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Completed installing the window frames and glazing
  • Continued framing of the interior walls and installed drywall on the walls
  • We started taping the joints of the drywall
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling and in-wall rough-ins

March 5, 2010

 

Generations Fertility Care Building Construction

"With the installation of wall framing and drywall, the interior space continues to change rapidly from week to week. Over the past couple weeks the exterior window frames and glazing have been installed. This makes the building weather tight. Hopefully this nice weather continues through the spring!"

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Continued installing the window frames and glazing
  • Continued framing of the interior walls and installed drywall on the walls
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling and in-wall rough-ins

Main rooftop air handling unit being lowered by a crane

February 19, 2010

 

"The user groups have been working hard finalizing the mock-ups of the procedure rooms, recovery room, and exam rooms. With the installation of wall framing and drywall, the interior space continues to change rapidly from week to week.

 

This past week the main rooftop air handling unit was installed which will serve the entire building except for the lab space. The lab space has its own air handler located in the back mechanical room."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Continued installing the window frames
  • Continued framing of the interior walls and installing drywall at the top of wall conditions
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling and in-wall rough-ins
  • The roof top air handling until was installed

February 5, 2010

 

Interior construction at Generations Fertility Care

"As the exterior systems are installed, the interior construction continues. The user groups have been working hard on finalizing the details of the interior finishes and the lab area layout. We will be meeting as a group later this month to review wall mock-ups to verify locations for everything that is wall mounted. With the installation of wall framing and drywall, the interior space will be changing rapidly from week to week."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Started installing the window frames
  • The spray insulation was installed behind the pre-cast panels. This material acts as thermal insulation and an exterior vapor barrier.
  • Installed the exterior waterproofing membrane. This is the material that changed the bright green exterior wall sheathing to grey.
  • Continued framing of the interior walls and installing drywall
  • The mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection subcontractors continue to install the above ceiling rough-ins

January 8, 2010

Generations Fertility Care Exterior Wall Sheating

"Happy New Year! The Findorff crews on site have done a great job of installing exterior pre-cast wall panels, and exterior wall framing and sheathing.

 

Planning this work has been instrumental in minimizing any impacts the winter weather may cause.

 

The upcoming weeks will be critical as the roof installation, interior wall framing, and interior mechanical systems start being roughed in."


Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Completed installing pre-cast wall panels
  • Started installing roof blocking
  • All the interior walls have been laid out, and the framing has started on some of these interior walls.
  • Framing crews have started installing the exterior wall framing and sheathing (the bright green boards you see in the photo to the right).

December 18, 2009

 

Exterior wall framing, Generations Fertility Care Construction

"It has been a few weeks since the last summary, so I'm happy to say some great progress has been made on site. The weather held out for late November and the first part of December, but then the great snow storm on December 9th, 2009 did its best to slow down our progress. Luckily we were ready for Mother Nature, got the site cleared of snow, the crane arrived as scheduled on that Friday, and the pre-cast panel installation started on Monday the 14th.


The crews working on site have done a great job of staying on schedule despite the snow and cold weather!"


Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Completed installation of structural steel and metal decking on the main building
  • Started installing pre-cast wall panels
  • All the interior walls have been laid out, and the framing has started on some of these interior walls
  • Framing crews have started installing the exterior wall framing

Pouring concrete slab at Generations Fertility Care's construction site

November 20, 2009

 

"The past few weeks had the weather gods on our side, and we were able to make great construction progress. We are almost complete with the steel erection of the main building and the connector link, installed the metal decking materials (which the roofing will rest on), completed the underground utilities, and poured the concrete floor of the main building today.

 

In the upcoming weeks, the building will start to take more form as the exterior wall framing and precast wall panels installation starts."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • Completed site plumbing, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water lines
  • The connector link frost walls were poured and structural steel set
  • Continued installing of structural steel and metal decking on the main building
  • The concrete floor was poured for the main building
  • Site work continued as the stone base was put down and underground electrical conduits installed

October 30, 2009

 

"The past few weeks did not have the best weather, but we were able to make someFootings at the construction site for Generations Fertility Care excellent progress in the field. The site utilities are almost complete and we started work on connector link to Transformations. Also, behind the scenes, the group is working hard to finalize all the building security and fire alarm details. Looking forward to next week, the building site is going to look much different as we start installing the structural steel framework."

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • The connector link footings were dug and poured. This link connects the new Generations building to Transformations
  • The final frost walls have been poured. This area was left out due to the large amount of utilities running through this part of the wall.
  • Underground utility work continued within the building and on the site

October 16, 2009

 

"After a short break in construction, the Generations Fertility Care project is back in full swing. We are looking forward to working with UWMF, Livesey, and all the IVF personnel on this exciting project!"

 

Recap of Work Completed in the Last Two Weeks:

  • The building footing and frost walls have been poured
  • The site grade level has been brought up approximately three to four feet in elevation. This was done to ensure proper soils for the building to sit on.
  • Underground utility work has started within the building and on the site

Generations Fertility Care Groundbreaking Ceremony

 Generations staff and UW Health Leadership at the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Generations Fertility Care took place November 9, 2009.

 

"We are excited about the services in this new building," says Dr. Dan Lebovic, medical director of the clinic and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. "It will offer a soothing, spa-like tranquil setting not found in a typical hospital and provide patients with the stellar quality expected from a university."

 

Generations Fertility Care will feature a number of unique services not offered anywhere else in the area:

  • Both male and female infertility evaluation on site
  • Sperm cryopreservation for men with cancer
  • Complimentary financial counseling

Construction will be jointly funded by UW Hospital and Clinics and the UW Medical Foundation.