Modified Design-Build

Conewago Modified Design BuildConewago Modified Design BuildMany of our clients reach a difficult crossroad on a project. They have worked with their architect successfully but their project is overdesigned and over budget. Many have embarked on a Design-Build delivery system but are not sure that the final results will meet their goals and seek another opinion or design option.

It is at these moments that many new clients have found it beneficial to work with Conewago and pursue a modified design-build delivery method. Why? At Conewago creating owner value is a cap that we simply never stop wearing. The knowledge we possess because of our ability to self deliver over 60% of most projects is a time proven resource to Owners and one that creates immediate value.

Hillside Medical Phases 1 and 2

A perfect example of our success in a modified design-build delivery is the very successful Hillside Medical Center here in South Central Pennsylvania. Originally designed and bid to be built in brick, the project’s owner sought an alternative design and delivery method.

The contract was changed to a modified design-build delivery method after Conewago successfully began our value creating process. The building structure was modified to a load-bearing tilt-up concrete wall system. The 79,164 sq ft facility in Phase I includes physician offices, a radiology facility, and a wellness center that includes a physical therapy indoor swimming pool.

The facility was designed with extensive use of glass to highlight entrances and long rectangular efficient windows for offices and treatment areas. Other architectural touches include textured paint, covered portico entrance, and custom railings.

The success of Hillside Medical Center has led to a Phase II expansion of the facility. 62,056 sg ft of new medical office condominiums were successfully developed, built, and sold.  This time on a design-build basis from the start.

From the challenges of modifying, designing, and building a project in budget, to owner satisfaction in designing and developing an expanded facility, Conewago’s commitment to creating owner satisfaction and value was on display!

Contact: Andy Brough