Promedica Generations Care Patient Tower
At A Glance
“OCP has been a proven partner to ProMedica Toledo Hospital for many years, and they continue to show their value as we work through the Generations of Care Tower project.”
- Rob Vela, ProMedica Project Specialist
Updated April 2019
The ProMedica Generations Care Tower is the largest, single construction project that ProMedica has ever embarked upon. The Generations Care Tower, named after the generations of the community that the tower hopes to care for through the future, is a $355-million dollar project standing 275 feet tall and featuring 309 state-of-the-art patient rooms.
The tower is designed with optimization of patient experience, and improved medical practices in mind. The 13-story tower is no simple undertaking consisting of over 600,000-square-feet. The completed project will feature 1.3 million square feet of drywall, or over 2.8 million pounds!
OCP Contractors was awarded the contract by Lathrop Turner, including a scope of metal framing, insulation, drywall, acoustical ceilings, column covers, and expansion joint covers. Of great advantage to OCP in the bidding process, was the team’s proven track record in work, specifically with ProMedica. The OCP team has worked closely with ProMedica in the Toledo area for decades to bring quality healthcare to the community.
Rob Vela, a Project Specialist with ProMedica stated, “OCP has been a proven partner to ProMedica Toledo Hospital for many years, and they continue to show their value as we work through the Generations Care Tower project. With the volume finishes associated with the tower, it is imperative that we have contractors that value their work and coordinate their efforts as a team. ProMedica Toledo Hospital has grown to trust OCP Contractors with these attributes and look forward to continuing our relationship for years to come.”
Prefabrication has been of major benefit to the project, saving schedule and space, and improve on-site safety conditions. Utilizing prefabrication, the OCP trades team is able to work efficiently despite a compressed jobsite with limited lay down area. Design components such as corridor mechanical rack and soffits (each of the 309 patient rooms had 4 soffits to be installed) were constructed off-site to accelerate schedules.
To remain efficient with limited lay down area; swing stages and 50-foot boom lifts are utilized on roof decks, booming into place with tower cranes. Despite difficulty, OCP has navigated through the project with proper planning, excellent workmanship, and innovative technologies.
When asked to comment on the current status of the project John LaPorte of Lathrop Turner stated, “We appreciate the knowledge and experience that OCP brings to the table on each project, as well as the cutting-edge methodologies and lean approaches to the work. Additionally, it has been a pleasure working with Chris Gunderman and Sean Null as we bring this project to a successful completion.”
Since beginning work on the Tower in February 2017, the OCP skilled trades team has installed and utilized an impressive amount of materials. To give perspective to the magnitude of the job, here’s the construction by numbers:
Over 20,000 man days have been used to complete the construction of the Tower
1.5 million 1.25" drywall screws have been utilized on-site
Just over 1 million linear feet of varying studs sizes have been installed
330,000 linear feet of framing track installed
227,000 square feet of acoustical ceilings installed
870,000 square feet of Type X Drywall hung on the job
3,600 man hours have been used just in clean-up, to ensure the jobsite maintained a high level of cleanliness and organization.
At the peak of construction, OCP employed 101 tradespeople on the jobsite. As always, the success of this project would not be possible without OCP’s skilled workforce.
The Generations Care Tower has officially been turned over to the owner, with full project completion being slated for May of 2020.