The ThedaCare Darboy Physicians Clinic is a 26,000 sq. ft., single story, facility that serves pediatrics, family practice and physical therapy patients. The clinic is located on ten acres and has 24 exam rooms, a waiting area and a single registration area. The clinic includes x-ray, mammography and blood draw services. Each exam room includes a computer terminal for the physicians and staff to access each patient’s electronic medical record. Patients also have access to MyThedaCare.org, an online portal for scheduling appointments, reviewing medical histories and obtaining test results from their home computers.
The project's ten skylights allow natural light through the depths of the facility and finished floor to ceiling insulated wall systems ensure a quiet and private environment for care providers and patients.
LEED Gold Features
The clinic was seeking a Silver LEED certification, but received a LEED Gold certification and has the following sustainable features, among many others:
Protected/restored habitat within developed footprint
Locally sourced materials
Increased energy efficiency above ASHRAE baseline standards
Water efficiency standards above baseline EPA 1992 standards
Low or no VOC emitting paints, adhesives, wood products and carpets
The project also incorporated a construction indoor air quality management plan which reduced indoor air contaminants during and after construction, a construction waste management plan that recycled 88 percent of construction waste and utilized materials with a high recycle content.
Integrated Project Delivery Team
The design and construction team was organized into a core team which was comprised of a representative from Boldt, McMahon and ThedaCare. This decision-making entity met monthly during the project. The Integrated Project Delivery Team included the core team, electrical, mechanical and additional sub-contractors. This group met weekly to make design and construction coordination decisions with goals and processes that were very clearly defined at the beginning of the project.
The BIM modeling used on this project included the Integrated Project Team, 3-D modeling, clash detection, drawing coordination and building layout levels. The modeling produced the following results:
Clashes were discovered in the systems, subsystems and components installation and clashes were resolved by the designer and detailers during the team meetings
Enhanced construction sequencing helped limit on-site coordination costs
Steel structure modeling, concrete foundations, sheet metal duct runs, electrical runs greater than inches, the cable trays, plumbing lines and the fire sprinkler system were all fully modeled
Development of as-built drawings for the owner were completed accurately and timely utilizing BIM