Sayre, Pa. – Layton/Nexus of Sandy, Utah has been chosen as the design/build firm for the new Troy Community Hospital.
Layton Construction Company is the build component and Architectural Nexus will be performing the design work. Layton Construction Co., Inc. is ranked as the ninth largest healthcare general contracting company in the United States in the 2011 Construction & Design Survey released by Modern Healthcare on March 14, 2011. Rankings are based on 2010 construction revenues. Healthcare projects represented 31 percent of Layton's total revenue last year.
Architectural Nexus is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and has design experience in the areas of health care, education, municipal, recreation and religion. They are also experts in the field of “Green Design”, incorporating sustainable aspects into their projects to make them more environmentally friendly.
According to Guthrie Facilities Project Manager Anita Kingsbauer there are several advantages to working with a combined design/build firm. “The team is integrated from the very beginning stages of the project, which allows for any design work to be simultaneously analyzed for cost and construction feasibility. Changes are accommodated quickly, saving time, paperwork and money.”
Another benefit is that once the approvals are in place, construction can begin on the early parts of the project while design continues on the later elements. The biggest benefit is the fact that there will be a single point of responsibility for all aspects of the project, streamlining communication and increasing efficiency.
The Troy Hospital team has visited two sites of similar facilities to see some design ideas and learn from those who have “gone on before”. The next steps include floor plan design and working on concepts like department adjacencies – which departments will be where. The hospital Board of Directors plans to finalize the site selection this month. The ground breaking is planned for the spring of 2012.