Skanska USA Completes Fit-Out for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Urgent Care

Press release 10/30/2014 1:20 PM EST

New location brings world-class healthcare expertise even closer to the Metro West community.

Skanska USA announced today that it has completed a 30,000 square-foot, $6.7 million fit-out of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Urgent Care facility at Chestnut Hill Square in Newton. The new construction represents Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) newest outpatient center.

The new center offers a wide-range of modern medical services and technologies, including orthopedics, sports medicine, physical/occupational therapy, radiology, gynecology, urgent care, surgical specialties and phlebotomy labs.

“BIDMC’s new outpatient center will significantly improve healthcare access for the Metro West community,” said Joseph Breen, senior vice president at Skanska USA in Boston. “There continues to be more demand for outpatient centers to move less complex care closer to patients’ homes and out of the congested Longwood Medical Area. We look forward to working on similar projects to ensure that more people have convenient access to doctors and medical professionals.”

Skanska worked with BIDMC architect Linea 5, Inc. and RDK engineers to apply lean construction techniques to the project, which allowed the team to achieve an extremely efficient preconstruction and construction schedule and complete the project in just seven months. Extensive off-site prefabrication included prefabricating plumbing fixtures, sink units and in-wall electrical and lighting units, reducing the need for on-site storage. The combination of a less congested construction site combined with Skanska’s focus on an Injury-Free Environment® resulted in zero injuries on this fast-paced project.

Skanska has completed multiple upgrade projects at BIDMC’s primary Boston campus, including renovations of the interventional radiology suite, the psychiatric exam area of the West Campus Emergency Department and Pathology Department administration space on the East Campus.