MCL Construction in Omaha, Nebraska, recently completed construction on the new Central Sterile Processing Facility for Nebraska Medicine. It serves as a central location for the sterilization of all surgical instruments used by Nebraska Medicine.
"This project sets the stage for our long-term growth and flexibility by centralizing complex sterilization and case pick activities into one facility to support our whole system," said Brian Spencer, Manager of Facilities Planning at Nebraska Medicine and UNMC. "In the future, as we grow surgical sites of care, we no longer need to worry about full sterile processing departments."
The 39,500 square foot facility was developed by LendLease, a worldwide leader in healthcare development and investment opportunities.
The centralized Sterile Processing Facility is innovative in concept and keeps Nebraska Medicine and UNMC on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry.
"This facility fundamentally reduces our risk by streamlining and standardizing all sterilization and case pick activities across our system with the primary goals being to reduce errors and increase efficiency," added Spencer. "We are a very early adopter of this style of development and, to the best of our knowledge, are the first in the Midwest and Big 10 schools to bring online an integrated service center."
MCL Construction, the leading healthcare builder in Omaha area, partnered with Nebraska Medicine and LendLease early in the design process providing expert budgetary and value management services. The design and construction of the facility were fast-tracked to meet the mandatory completion date.
"Excellent, above expectations," said Clark Bridgman the General Manager of Design and Construction for LendLease. "On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 10."
Brian Spencer added to what Bridgman said about working with MCL Construction.
"As always, the MCL team came to the table as our trusted partner and ensured we brought online the right facility at the right cost at the right time."
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About MCL Construction
MCL Construction is an Omaha, Nebraska, based Construction Manager and General Contractor. It builds relationships with business partners by using construction expertise with innovative building strategies to provide a collaborative building experience.
Buildertrend has room to grow as the construction software giant moves into its new campus-like headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
"This is our fourth office in roughly eight years; our team is super excited about the space," said Dan Houghton, co-founder of Buildertrend.
"I believe it validates the hard work that everyone has put in over the years and the space reflects our culture. Overall, the response has been overwhelmingly positive from our team and outsiders that have come to visit us."
It's easy to be impressed from the moment you walk in the door: a spacious and colorful lobby with modern furniture and huge video wall, a breakroom that resembles a Millennial Club-Med with video games, bean bag toss, ping-pong, and a fully stocked bar. Oh, and let's not forget about the golf putting greens located in the office areas. There is actual work getting done with numerous conference and breakout rooms to go along with the open office concept for the company's 300 employees.
"We built out the space to make it extremely comfortable for the current team’s size and allows for major growth down the road. Our open work environment with shared common areas is key for our growth plan," added Houghton. A growth plan that Houghton says could reach as many as 800 employees in the future.
Buildertrend worked closely with RDG Planning and Design and MCL Construction to make the headquarters project a reality. MCL provided budgetary guidance and estimating services throughout design and project management and supervision during construction.
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"This is our second project with MCL as an owner-occupier for a major tenant finish. We have been extremely happy with MCL on both projects," said Houghton. "What stood out to me on this particular project was the MCL team, and their Trade Partners, the level of communication and collaboration was very impressive. Additionally, the job moved very quickly, and quality was not sacrificed at any point. It was a great experience for us, hoping to get a chance to do again!"
Buildertrend is a privately held software company; it is the number one project management software provider to home builders and remodelers all over the world.