Akron Children's Hospital Kay Jewelers Pavilion

PIONEERING INTEGRATED LEAN PROJECT DELIVERY™ (ILPD) IN OHIO

2015

Year Opened

365,000

Square Feet

7

Stories

Gold

LEED

PROJECT TYPE

Healthcare

LOCATION

Akron, Ohio

OWNER

Akron Children’s Hospital

ARCHITECT

HKS, Inc.
Hasenstab Architects, Inc.

Akron Children’s Hospital Kay Jewelers Pavilion

Pioneering Integrated Lean Project Delivery™ (ILPD) in Ohio

When Akron Children’s Hospital underwent a massive expansion, they partnered with Welty/Boldt LLC for management and construction of the project. The team utilized the Integrated Lean Project Delivery™ (ILPD) method of design and construction for the seven-story medical tower, the first true ILPD project in the state of Ohio. A critical component of ILPD is to take the time upfront to on-board all major design and trade partners. This process resulted in $40 million in cost savings, with construction finished two months ahead of schedule – despite significant weather obstacles. The building is connected to Akron Children’s downtown campus and houses new and expanded critical care services, such as – a new emergency department with larger trauma bays, a larger two-floor neonatal intensive-care unit, and a first-ever for the area high-risk labor and delivery area.
The project was awarded LEED Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council.

One of the things that's very impressive about the Welty team from my perspective is the way they engage the men and women on the job and the meaningful work that goes on at Children's Hospital. They tie the construction project to what we're doing in care delivery. They are champions for children.
Bill Considine
President & Chief Executive Officer

Contact Us

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 225
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

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