A new patient room in the North Tower at Saint Jude Medical CenterLA PALMA, Calif. — Petra Integrated Construction Strategies has received awards from two different organizations for its work on the St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower project in Fullerton, California. The Northwest Tower offers a state-of-the-art clinical setting that features 14 leading-edge surgical suites, including a neurological suite, which is the first in California to bring together Intraoperative MRI with today’s best navigation and information capabilities.

On May 14, the design and construction management firm took home the highest honor “Diamond Award” at the Annual International Partnering Institute Awards event held at the San Francisco International Airport Aviation Museum. IPI presents this award to teams who have distinguished themselves through the implementation of high-trust working relationships, IPI’s best practices and who deliver an outstanding project as a result. Nominees are judged on factors such as proof of a high trust culture and capability to efficiently overcome problems.

Courtyard behind the North Tower at Saint Jude Medical CenterOn May 21, Petra ICS was presented with the Design-Build Institute of America Project of the Year award. DBIA advocates for the advance of single source project delivery within the design and construction community, and focuses its efforts on increasing the successful use of innovative design-build teams on non-residential building, civil infrastructure, and process industry projects. The annual DBIA National Design-Build Awards competition highlights successful design-build projects across all sectors.

Through design-build delivery, the Northwest Tower was built at a cost of $225 million and it was completed five months early and more than 40 percent under budget. This was all accomplished while meeting strict hospital, local and state requirements. The design-build team also included general contractor McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Taylor Design as the architect.

Medical Construction & Design Magazine, June 6, 2015