The HCD 10: Damian Huneycutt, Workforce MVP

Damian Huneycutt, healthcare consumer chief, principal, DLR Group (Charlotte, N.C.)

When DLR Group signed on to offer architectural design companies for the Atrium Health Pineville Part III mattress tower undertaking, the proprietor offered the agency with a novel requirement: to ship not less than 25 % of the undertaking by way of prefabrication.

Damian Huneycutt instantly stepped in to steer the trouble. That began with working straight with a committee of undertaking crew companions to determine the prefabricated design parts that will be built-in, together with toilet pods and affected person room headwalls and footwalls.

However the layers of prefabrication went a lot deeper and lined exterior wall panels, multitrade hall MEP racks, air-handling items, demountable partitions, modular nurses’ stations, in-wall tough ins, and electrical panels.

To make sure profitable supply of the prefabricated parts, Huneycutt visited the manufacturing services through the design and development course of and sought higher options the place he noticed alternative. For instance, he witnessed the outside acrylic wall panels being fabricated and reviewed the store drawings and submittals for remaining development.

Moreover, he seen and inspected the primary full rest room pod being produced for conformity. For headwalls and footwalls, Huneycutt reviewed them within the manufacturing facility to evaluate built-in dialysis containers, working with the builders to change the main points across the field to make sure acoustical privateness between occupants on all sides of the partition.

This undertaking was one in every of 4 different initiatives concurrently in design in Atrium Well being’s Strategic Facility Grasp Plan (SFMP). The plan additionally built-in Huneycutt as a precious participant on the SFMP Design Committee that developed new design requirements, nursing ideas, and the affected person room of the long run.

The Atrium Well being Pineville Part III mattress tower undertaking homes 108 affected person rooms of the 1,000 to be constructed enterprise extensive. The committee ensured consistency throughout all new Atrium Well being services by making a roadmap for renovations of current affected person wings, with Huneycutt key to implementing prefabrication throughout all.

As soon as the mattress tower undertaking was full, Huneycutt went on to share his experience with the healthcare design neighborhood by way of trade occasions to spotlight the advantages prefabrication can yield whereas additionally providing precious transparency concerning the challenges he encountered.

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